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New Directors / New Films 2024

April 03, 2024 – April 14, 2024

The Museum of Modern Art

Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art announce the 53rd edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), taking place from April 3 through April 14, 2024. For more than half a century, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who speak to the present and anticipate the future of cinema, and whose bold work pushes the envelope in unexpected, striking ways. This year’s selection will introduce 25 features and 10 shorts, including one world premiere, 14 North American premieres, five U.S. premieres, and 15 New York premieres.

Opening the festival on April 3 is the New York premiere of Aaron Schimberg’s A Different Man, a piercing drama starring Sebastian Stan, winner of this year’s Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance at the Berlin Film Festival, in an ingeniously embodied performance as Edward, an aspiring actor with severe facial disfigurement. ND/NF will close with Theda Hammel’s Stress Positions, a propulsive, brilliantly discombobulating queer comedy set in Brooklyn in the summer of 2020. The lineup showcases films from more than 30 countries; and prize winners from the Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Sarajevo, and Sundance film festivals. 

​​A celebration of new filmmakers from around the world, ND/NF is a place to discover the next generation of essential storytellers. Directors who were introduced to New York audiences in earlier ND/NF festivals include Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kelly Reichardt, Pedro Almodóvar, Souleymane Cissé, Euzhan Palcy, Jia Zhangke, Spike Lee, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Haneke, Wong Kar-wai, Agnieszka Holland, Denis Villeneuve, Lino Brocka, Guillermo del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, and many others. Since its first edition in 1970, ND/NF has maintained a commitment to its founding mission to showcase distinctive new voices and share the gift of discovery with audiences.


Organized by Dan Sullivan (Co-Chair, FLC), Tyler Wilson (FLC), Maddie Whittle (FLC), La Frances Hui (Co-Chair, MoMA), Rajendra Roy (MoMA), and Josh Siegel (MoMA), and the shorts were programmed by Katie Zwick (FLC) and Francisco Valente (MoMA).


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

Film at Lincoln Center funding for New Directors/New Films is provided in part by FLC’s New Wave Membership Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. American Airlines is the official airline of FLC

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL. Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black, with major contributions from the Triad Foundation, Inc., The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Young Patrons Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and by Karen and Gary Winnick.

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A Different Man. 2023. USA. Directed by Aaron Schimberg. Courtesy A24

Stress Positions. Courtesy of NEON

Omen. Courtesy of Utopia

A Good Place. Courtesy of Katharina Huber.

Good One. Courtesy of Metrograph Pictures

Meezan. Courtesy of Shahab Mihandoust

Of Living Without Illusion. © Katharina Schelling

Malu. © Bubbles Project Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH Schliemannstraße