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 20×24 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 20×24 Polaroid. Photo: Myrna Suarez

Alejandro Fernández Almendras, director of To Kill A Man, in another 20×24 Polaroid. Photo: 
Nafis Azad

Trap Street director Vivian Qu poses for a unique 20×24 Polaroid… in the lobby of the Film Center! Photo: Myrna Suarez

The camera that makes all the 20×24 polaroid photos possible! Photo: John Reuter