For over 50 years, Film at Lincoln Center’s programming and initiatives like New Directors/New Films, the New York Film Festival, and year-round artist panels and workshops have provided an important platform for promising new filmmaking talent. Our efforts to share and amplify bold new voices continue in the FLC Virtual Cinema with three essential directorial debuts: Bora Kim’s House of Hummingbird, Mounia Meddour’s Papicha, and a new 4K restoration of Ulrich Köhler’s Bungalow, opening this Friday.

To celebrate these remarkable first features, we asked the FLC community on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share some of their favorite directorial debuts with us. The selections included works by Ari Aster, Mati Diop, Bi Gan, Greta Gerwig, Mia Hansen-Løve, Barry Jenkins, Bong Joon Ho, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Lucrecia Martel, Satyajit Ray, Hong Sangsoo, Céline Sciamma, Agnès Varda, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Orson Welles, Chloé Zhao, and more. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation!

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