As the rescheduled 49th edition of New Directors/New Films opens this week virtually nationwide, take a closer look at the films and filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema with our trailer round-up. Explore the full lineup below, including the schedule, and get nationwide tickets here, including an All-Access Pass. Note that each film is available to rent nationwide for five days following its premiere.

Also, join the free Critics’ Preview this Thursday, December 10, at 6:00pm ET, led by Devika Girish, Assistant Editor of Film Comment and Film at Lincoln Center, featuring Clinton Krute (Digital Editor, Film Comment), Chloe Lizotte (freelance film critic), Vadim Rizov (Managing Editor, Filmmaker Magazine), and Lucía Salas (critic, curator, and filmmaker). Free registration is required here.

Premiering Wednesday, December 9, 6PM (ET)

Boys State (dir. Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine)

Identifying Features (dir. Fernanda Valadez)

The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs (dir. Pushpendra Singh)

Servants (dir. Ivan Ostrochovský)

Shorts Program 1

Exam (dir. Sonia K. Hadad)

Monster God (dir. Agustina San Martin)

Wong Ping’s Fables 2 (dir. Wong Ping)

[Trailer not available]

The Eyes of Summer (dir. Rajee Samarasinghe)

Sun Dog (dir. Dorian Jespers)

Shorts Program 2

Playback (dir. Agustina Comedí)

After Two Hours, Ten Minutes Had Passed (dir. Steffen Goldkamp)

Happy Valley (dir. Simon Liu)

[Trailer not available]

Black Sun (dir. Arda Çiltepe)

(dir. Keisha Rae Witherspoon)

Premiering Thursday, December 10, 6PM (ET)

Atlantis (dir. Valentyn Vasyanovych)

Days of Cannibalism (dir. Teboho Edkins)

Red Moon Tide (dir. Lois Patiño)

Premiering Friday, December 11, 6PM (ET)

Anne at 13,000 Ft. (dir. Kazik Radwanski)

Two of Us (dir. Filippo Meneghetti)

Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (dir. Alex Piperno)

Premiering Saturday, December 12, 6PM (ET)

The Mole Agent (dir. Maite Alberdi)

The Trouble with Being Born (dir. Sandra Wollner)

The Killing of Two Lovers (dir. Robert Machoian)

Premiering Sunday, December 13, 6PM (ET)

Giraffe (dir. Anna Sofie Hartmann)

The Cloud in Her Room (dir. Zheng Lu Xinyuan)

Premiering Monday, December 14, 6PM (ET)

Kala azar (dir. Janis Rafa)

Nasir (dir. Arun Karthick)

The Fever (dir. Maya Da-Rin)

Premiering Tuesday, December 15, 6PM (ET)

The Dove and the Wolf  (dir. Carlos Lenin)

The Metamorphosis of Birds (dir. Catarina Vasconcelos)

Nafi’s Father (dir. Mamadou Dia)

Premiering Wednesday, December 16, 6PM (ET)

Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)


Los conductos (dir. Camilo Restrepo)

Twelve Thousand (dir. Nadège Trebal)

Start watching New Directors/New Films 2020 films here.