Marielle Heller’s Berlin Generation 14plus grand prix winner The Diary Of A Teenage Girl will open the 44th instalment of the New York-based festival, set to run from March 18-29.

The event will screen 26 international features and 16 shorts in total. Diary Of A Teenage Girl (pictured) premiered at Sundance. For the full line-up click here.

The previously announced Entertainment, the latest from director Rick Alverson, will close New Directors/New Films.

The line-up includes Dog Lady (Argentina) from Laura Citarella and Verónica Llinás, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe (Ukraine), Stéphane Lafleur’s Tu Dors Nicole (Canada), Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court (India), Kornél Mundruczó’s Un Certain Regard winner White God (Hungary) and Shim Sung-bo’s Haemoo (South Korea).

“If I had to boil down the aspirations of New Directors/New Films to one word, it would be ‘unexpected’,” said chief curator of film at The Museum Of Modern Art, Rajendra Roy.

“Familiarity is great when you spend an evening at a multiplex with a bucket of popcorn to watch your favorite superhero, but allowing yourself the freedom to engage with the unfamiliar is what this festival is all about.” 

“The wonderful thing about a festival like New Directors/New Films is that, by definition, it renews itself every year,” said Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s director of programming Dennis Lim. “We’re very excited about this line-up, which showcases the many forms that cinematic innovation can take.”