Photos from the 43rd New Directors/New Films

New Directors/New Films is always a great opportunity to see captivating work by filmmakers who are still relatively early in their careers. Filmmakers whose work has shown in past editions of the festival include Spike Lee, Margarethe von Trotta, Wim Wenders, Terence Davies, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chen Kaige, Agnieszka Holland, and Michael Haneke. So it's safe to say that many of the names from the 43rd ND/NF will go on to great things. Before they become superstar filmmakers, take advantage of this photo recap of the festival thus far to get to know our New Directors a little better:


New Directors/New Films Class of 2014! Photo: Godlis


The selection committee: Josh Siegel, Jytte Jensen, Gavin Smith, Rajendra Roy, Dennis Lim, and Marian Masone. Photo: Godlis


Roberto Minervi, director of Stop the Pounding Heart, at Opening Night. Photo: Philip May


Frances Bodomo, director of ND/NF short Afronauts. Photo: Godlis


Jessica Oreck, director of The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga. Photo: Godlis


Dear White People's Julia Lebedev, Justin Dobies, Tessa Thompson, Justin Simien, and Marque Richardson. Photo: Godlis


Sheila Vand, star of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Photo: Philip May


Producer Omar Zuñiga with Dominga Sotomayor, co-director of ND/NF short The Island. Photo: Godlis


Benjamín Naishtat, director of History of Fear. Photo: Godlis


Of Horses and Men director Benedikt Erlingsson wows us with a striking pose.  Photo: Julie Cunnah


Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre and lead actor Jenny Slate.  Photo: Godlis


Actor Adupero Oduye with Face in the Crowd director Alex Prager and producer Jeff Vespa. Photo: Godlis


Afronauts creators and friends, including Joshua James Richards, Frances Bodomo, Diandra Forrest, and Bella Wing Davey. Photo: Godlis


Film Society Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez and Executive Director Lesli Klainberg pose with MoMA's Chief Curator of the Dep't of Film, Rajendra Roy. Photo: Philip May


Richard Ayoade talks The Double with Gavin Smith. Photo: Lee Bullitt


Film Comment Editor and Senior Programmer Gavin Smith chats with To Kill a Man director Alejandro Fernández Almendras. Photo: Barbara Anastacio


Dear White People star Tessa Thompson with director Justin Simien at a Q&A. Photo: Godlis


Return to Homs director Talal Derki at the film's Q&A.  Photo: Godlis


Film Society Director of Programming Dennis Lim chats with We Come As Friends director Hubert Sauper.  Photo: Godlis


A Spell to Ward off the Darkness directors Ben Russell and Ben Rivers with their lead actor, Robert A.A. Lowe (aka Lichens).  Photo: Misun Jin


Shorts Program 2 directors Matías Umpierrez (Landscape), Sarah Violet-Bliss (Three, Two), and Helena Wittmann (The Wild).  Photo: Godlis


The Strange Little Cat stars Jenny Schily and Sabine Werner at the film's Q&A.  Photo: Godlis


Obvious Child producer Elisabeth Holm, actor Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre with MoMA's Jytte Jensen at PS1.


A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Amirpour poses for her 20x24 Polaroid. Photo: Myrna Suarez


A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness directors Ben Rivers & Ben Russell take a Polaroid. Photos: Myrna Suarez


The Babadook director Jennifer Kent in a 20x24 Polaroid. Photo: Myrna Suarez



Alejandro Fernández Almendras, director of To Kill A Man, in another 20x24 Polaroid. Photo: 
Nafis Azad


Trap Street director Vivian Qu poses for a unique 20x24 Polaroid... in the lobby of the Film Center! Photo: Myrna Suarez


The camera that makes all the 20x24 polaroid photos possible! Photo: John Reuter

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