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New Directors Competition

This selection of U.S. premieres from up-and-coming directors showcases next generation talents.


The Belly of the Whale

Morgan Bushe  |   Ireland
Crime, Drama

Core of the World

Natalia Meshchaninova  |  Russia,Lithuania
Black Sheep, Drama

Dear Son (Weldi)

Mohamed Ben Attia  |  Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar
Drama, House Divided, Religion

Echo (Hed)

Amikam Kovner, Assaf Snir  |   Israel
Drama, Jewish Interest

The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia (El viaje extraordinario de Celeste García)

Arturo Infante  |  Cuba, Germany
Comedy, Political, Sci-Fi

Facing the Wind (Con el viento)

Meritxell Colell Aparicio  |  Spain, Argentina, France
Dance, Drama

Guie’dani’s Navel (Xquipi’ Guie’dani)

Xavi Sala  |   Mexico
Coming of Age, Drama

Little Tickles (Les chatouilles)

Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer  |   France
Coming of Age, Dance, Women's Experiences

The Mercy of the Jungle

Joël Karekezi  |  Belgium, France, Rwanda
Action, Political, Thriller

Miriam Lies (Miriam Miente)

Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada  |  Dominican Republic, Spain
Coming of Age, Drama

The Road Not Taken

Tang Gaopeng  |   China
Comedy, Road Movie

The Third Wife (Phuong Anh Nguyen)

Ash Mayfair  |   Vietnam
Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality

Volcano (Vulkan)

Roman Bondarchuk  |  Ukraine, Germany
Drama, Thriller