The 48th edition of the New York festival celebrating new cinematic voices ran from March 27 to April 7.

It opened with Sundance US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize winner Clemency and closed with Share. The centrepiece was Monos.

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Bait
Bait
Martin is a cove fisherman whose brother has started using their father’s boat to shuttle tourists, soon causing latent familial tensions to explode.
Clemency
Clemency
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Midnight Family
Midnight Family
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.
Honeyland
Honeyland
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland's basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.
Monos
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Sauvage
Sauvage
A young male sex worker searches for love and companionship.
Share
Share
After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, 16-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
All Good
All Good
A woman keeps silent after a rape.
The Chambermaid
The Chambermaid
Character study of a maid in a Mexican hotel.
Manta Ray
Manta Ray
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
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