Upcoming New Directors/New Films 2024 Lineup Announced

At the end of February, Film at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced the lineup for the 53rd edition of New Directors/New Films, which will take place from April 3–14, 2024. The festival’s opening night film is Aaron Schimberg’s “A Different Man,” and on closing night the festival will screen Theda Hammel’s “Stress Positions.” The opening night film, “A Different Man,” was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance at the Berlin International Film Festival in February for Sebastian Stan’s role.

Dan Sullivan, Programmer for Film at Lincoln Center and 2024 ND/NF Co-Chair, says, “It just feels right for us to bookend this year’s edition of ND/NF with two exciting new features by local filmmakers, as a reminder of what ND/NF has always been about: Early encounters between the most cutting-edge emerging artists in international cinema and the New York audience who will be engaging with their work for years to come.” He went on to describe Aaron Schimberg’s “A Different Man” as a “delirious, complex and hilarious work,” that brings elements of body horror and metanarrative to the reminiscence of great black comedies made on the streets of New York City in the 1960s and ’70s. Sullivan goes on to describe Theda Hammel’s “Stress Positions” which is a momentous and befuddling queer comedy set in Brooklyn in the summer of 2020, as “funny and spellbindingly chaotic.”

This year’s lineup consists of 25 feature films and 10 shorts, which include one world premiere, 14 North American premieres, four U.S. premieres and 16 New York premieres. ND/NF will showcase films from more than 30 countries as well as prize winners from the Berlinale, Cannes, Locarno, Sarajevo, and Sundance film festivals.

La Frances Hui, Curator of the Department of Film at the MoMA and 2024 ND/NF Co-Chair, observes, “This year’s ND/NF lineup is a splendid exhibition of adventure, courage and ambition. The latest class of new directors finds imaginative use of the film language to craft works that celebrate joy and love, while also reflecting on pain, conflict and our shared humanity. Their creativity embodies profound insight and inspiration, reaffirming cinema’s relevance and essential place in contemporary expression.” Tickets can be purchased both online and in person at the box office of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the MoMA.

Hosting theaters include Film at Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th Street), the Francesca Beale Theater (144 W. 65th Street) and The Museum of Modern Art Titus 1 / Titus 2 Theaters (11 W. 53rd Street).

The complete 2024 New Directors/New Films lineup:


“All, or Nothing at All” dir. Jiajun “Oscar” Zhang 

“Blackbird Blackbird” Blackberry dir. Elene Naveriani 

“Blaga’s Lessons” dir. Stephan Komandarev “Cu Li Never Cries” dir. Pham Ngoc Lân 

“The Day I Met You” dir. André Novais Oliveira 

“A Different Man” dir. Aaron Schimberg 

“Dreaming & Dying” dir. Nelson Yeo 

“Exhibiting Forgiveness” dir. Titus Kaphar 

“Explanation for Everything” dir. Gábor Reisz 

“Foremost By Night” dir. Víctor Iriarte 

“Good One” dir. India Donaldson 

“A Good Place” dir. Katharina Huber 

“Grace” dir. Ilya Povolotsky 

“Hesitation Wound” dir. Selman Nacar 

“Intercepted” dir. Oksana Karpovych 

“A Journey in Spring” dir. Wang Ping-Wen, Peng Tzu-Hui 

“Lost Country” dir. Vladimir Perišić 

“Malu” dir. Pedro Freire 

“Meezan” dir. Shahab Mihandoust 

“Of Living Without Illusion” dir. Katharina Lüdin 

“Omen” dir. Baloji 

“Otro Sol” dir. Francisco Rodríguez Teare 

“The Permanent Picture” dir. Laura Ferrés 

“The Rim” dir. Alberto Gracia 

“Stress Positions” dir. Theda Hammel

shorts program i

“Via Dolorosa” dir. Rachel Gutgarts 

“Goodbye First” Love dir. Shuli Huang 

“Shimmering Bodies” dir. Inês Teixeira 

“Nos Îles” dir. Aliha Thalien

“The Voice of Others” dir. Fatima Kaci

shorts program ii

“Break no. 1 & Break no. 2” dir. Lei Lei 

“The night of the minotaur” dir. Juliana Zuluaga Montoya 

“Kill ’Em All” dir. Sebastian Molina Ruiz 

“The Porn Selector” dir. Lou Fauroux 

“Digital Devil Saga” dir. Cameron Worden

About :

Grace E Rubin is an undergraduate alumnus of Wesleyan University and current graduate student in the Writing and Publishing Master’s program at Emerson College. She concurrently works full-time writing for a nonprofit organization. After spending six years in Washington DC, mostly working on Capitol Hill, she is thrilled to now be back in her hometown of Boston. She loves reading, politics, and her rescue pitbull, Angel.