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‘Filmmaker’ Reveals 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016: ‘American Honey’ Star Sasha Lane & More

The feature has been an annual tradition since 1998.

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“American Honey”


For the 18th consecutive year, Filmmaker Magazine has announced its 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Perhaps the indie-film stalwart’s signature feature, 25 New Faces has included the likes of Hilary Swank (1999), Ryan Gosling (2001), Andrew Bujalski (2003), So Yong Kim (2006), Benh Zeitlin (2008) and Ana Lily Amirpour (2014) in the past, among many others. Leading the class of 2016 are Sasha Lane of “American Honey” and Macon Blair of “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” who’s currently at work on his untitled directorial debut. Find the full list below.

READ MORE: Filmmaker Magazine Names 2015’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film

Sasha Lane

Tom Rosenberg

Ricardo Gaona

Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan

Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang

Amman Abbasi

T.W. Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris

Jess dela Merced

Jerónimo Rodríguez

Graham Swon

Katy Grannan

Sonia Kennebeck

Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan


Connor Jessup

Shawn Peters

Nadia P. Manzoor and Radhika Vaz

Shawn Snyder

John Wilson

James N. Kienitz Wilkins

Macon Blair

New Media Ltd.

Brian McOmber

Destini Riley and Nicholas Pilarski

Ben Petrie

READ MORE: Cannes Review: ‘American Honey’ Proves Andrea Arnold is One of the Best Working Filmmakers and Finds a Breakout Star in Sasha Lane

For more on the feature itself all 25 new members, visit Filmmaker.

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