Now in its 47th edition, the New Directors/New Films festival is New York’s premier showcase for the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. The list of directors who have shown films at New Directors/New Films over the last near half-century includes such artists as Pedro Almodóvar, Chantal Akerman, Andrea Arnold, Luca Guadagnino, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kirsten Johnson, Terence Nance, Christopher Nolan, Laura Poitras,Spike Lee, Sarah Polley, Kelly Reichardt, Guillermo del Toro, Joachim Trier, and Denis Villeneuve. Any of the filmmakers in this year’s lineup have the potential to be as important to the art of cinema as these. Join us in celebrating the continued vitality and promise of the medium.

Tickets for MoMA and Film Society members will go on sale on March 12. Tickets for the general public will be available March 16.

For full programming and ticketing information, please visit newdirectors.org.

New Directors/New Films is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art.

The 2018 feature committee was comprised of Dennis Lim (Co-Chair, FSLC), Josh Siegel (Co-Chair, MoMA), Florence Almozini (FSLC), Sophie Cavoulacos (MoMA), La Frances Hui (MoMA), and Dan Sullivan (FSLC), and the shorts were programmed by Brittany Shaw (MoMA) and Tyler Wilson (FSLC).

The exhibition is sponsored by LG Signature.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund of The Museum of Modern Art, Film Society’s New Wave, The New York Times, American Airlines, The Village Voice, Shutterstock, and Hudson Hotel.

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