Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art present the 51st edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), April 20–May 1. For more than half a century, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who speak to the present and anticipate the future of cinema, and whose bold work pushes the envelope in unexpected, striking ways. This year’s festival will introduce 26 features and 11 shorts, a total of 39 directors, 21 of which are women, to filmgoers in theaters at both FLC and MoMA.

La Frances Hui, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA and 2022 ND/NF Co-chair observes, “Portraits of individuals and communities navigating uncertain and turbulent circumstances in pursuit of freedom, self-determination, and survival set a remarkably contemplative tone to the lineup. This year’s new directors look inwards and draw on events past and present to reflect on our collective humanity. Together, these films reaffirm the creative power of cinema to see, critique, and inspire the way we live.”

“This year’s edition opens and closes with two memorable features, directed by Audrey Diwan and by Martine Syms, proving how essential cinema can still be both as an art form, and as a means to shake convictions on political, social, racial, and gender issues. The committee is thrilled to showcase these intense and brilliant portraits, conveying distinct and singular female experiences and keeping open dialogues between artist and audience,” said Florence Almozini, FLC Senior Programmer at Large and 2022 New Directors/New Films Co-Chair.

The New Directors/New Films selection committee is made up of members from both presenting organizations. The 2022 feature committee comprises Florence Almozini (Co-Chair, FLC), La Frances Hui (Co-Chair, MoMA), Dennis Lim (FLC), Rajendra Roy (MoMA), Josh Siegel (MoMA), and Tyler Wilson (FLC), and the shorts were programmed by Brittany Shaw (MoMA) and Maddie Whittle (FLC).