New Directors/New Films 2020

Dec 9–20, 2020

Online

The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs. 2020. India. Directed by Pushpendra Singh

Now in its 49th edition—and presented entirely online for the first time—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 nearly half a 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.

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The 2020 feature committee is comprised of La Frances Hui (Co-Chair, MoMA), Dennis Lim (Co-Chair, Film at Lincoln Center), Florence Almozini (Film at Lincoln Center), Sophie Cavoulacos (MoMA), Rajendra Roy (MoMA), and Dan Sullivan (Film at Lincoln Center), and the shorts are programmed by Brittany Shaw (MoMA) and Tyler Wilson (Film at Lincoln Center).

  • This film series is part of New Directors/New Films.
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  • New Directors/New Films is presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art and is supported by Film at Lincoln Center’s New Wave Membership Program.

    Major support for Film at Lincoln Center is provided by American Airlines, The New York Times, and Hudson Hotel. Additional funding is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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