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All manner of films outside the commercial mainstream: amateur,
educational,
ethnographic,
industrial,
government,
experimental,
censored,
independent,
sponsored,
obsolescent,
small-gauge,
silent,
student,
medical,
unreleased, and
underground films, as well as
kinescopes,
home movies,
test reels,
newsreels,
outtakes,
fringe TV,
and other
ephemeral moving images. More...

Registration & Accommodation

Attendance at the Orphan Film Symposium is open to anyone, but advanced paid registration is required. Seating is limited to 270. Registration fees cover food and drink; access to all screenings, panels, performances, and events; registration packet; T-shirt; and eligibility for swell door prizes.

Registration fees (unchanged in thirteen years!)
  • $250;
  • students and the underemployed half-price.
  • CLICK HERE to register.

    Questions about registration? Contact the Cinema Studies Department's Special Events Coordinator jeff.richardson@nyu.edu or call him at (212) 998-1649.


    Hotels & Other Accommodations
    Museum of the Moving Image is in the Astoria neighborhood, in the borough of Queens, NYC.
    3601 35th Avenue (@ 37th St.)
    (718) 777-6888

    The Museum is 3.2 miles from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare less than $20).

    A number of hotels in the adjoining neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, are less than a mile from the museum.

    Holiday Inn Long Island City Manhattan View
    3905 29th Street, Long Island City, NY
    (718) 707-3700
    Website
    The Holiday Inn is a 12-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare less than $20.00).

    The Holiday Inn to Museum of the Moving Image:
    -15 minutes by foot
    -10 minutes by subway (39th Ave N-Q Station >>> one stop to 36th Ave N-Q Station)
    -5 minutes by taxi (fare approximately $5)

    Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City
    27-05 39th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
    (718) 786-8500
    Website
    The Four Points by Sheraton is a 12-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare less than $20.00).

    The Four Points by Sheraton to Museum of the Moving Image:
    -20 minutes by foot
    -12 minutes by subway (39th Ave N-Q Station >>> one stop to 36th Ave N-Q Station)
    -5 minutes by taxi (fare approximately $5)

    Verve Hotel
    40-03 29th St, Long Island City
    (718) 786-454
    Website
    Verve Hotel is a 12-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare less than $20.00).

    Verve Hotel to Museum of the Moving Image:
    -20 minutes by foot
    -12 minutes by subway (39th Ave N-Q Station >>> one stop to 36th Ave N-Q Station)
    -5 minutes by taxi (fare approximately $5)

    Ramada Long Island City
    38-30 Crescent Street, Long Island City
    718-389-9100
    Website
    Ramada is a 12-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare less than $20.00).

    Ramada to Museum of the Moving Image:
    -18 minutes by foot
    -14 minutes by subway (39th Ave N-Q Station >>> one stop to 36th Ave N-Q Station)
    -5 minutes by taxi (fare approximately $5)

    Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
    40-34 Crescent Street, Long Island City
    (718) 729-0111
    Website
    Country Inn and Suites is a 13-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare approximately $20.00).

    Country Inn and Suites to Museum of the Moving Image:
    -20 minutes by foot
    -20 minutes by subway (39th Ave N-Q Station >>> one stop to 36th Ave N-Q Station)
    -8 minutes by taxi (fare approximately $9)

    Quality Inn Long Island City
    30-03 40th Avenue, Long Island City
    (718) 391-0202
    Website
    Quality Inn is an 11-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport (taxi fare approximately $20.00).

    Quality Inn to Museum of the Moving Image:
    -18 minutes by foot
    -12 minutes by subway (39th Ave N-Q Station >>> one stop to 36th Ave N-Q Station)
    -6 minutes by taxi (fare approximately $8)

    ANOTHER OPTION...
    NewYork.Craigslist.org and other online networks (airbnb is another) list short-term apartment rentals, many of which are less expensive than hotels.