Film festivals abound, but New Directors/New Films has a unique history of propelling talented directors to the next level of success in their careers. Now in its 48th year, the festival has helped launch Spike Lee, Darren Aronofsky, and Steven Spielberg, to name a few. Presented by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, this year’s festival includes screenings of 24 feature films, as well as panels and events.
One of the most anticipated films making its debut on New York screens is Share, the eagerly awaited debut of young director Pippa Bianca. A double-prize winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Share grapples with the darker place the Internet occupies in contemporary society. Another Sundance favorite, Chinonye Chukwu’s prison-set drama, Clemency, also makes its New York premiere, as does A Land Imagined, a modern film noir, which won the top prize at last year’s Locarno Film Festival. The festival runs from March 27th to April 7th and you can find the full line up here.