Marie Heller’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” the Sundance favorite that recently earned a prize at the Berlin Film Festival, will open the 44th annual outing of New Directors/New Films, the New York festival presented every year by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” picked up at Sundance by Sony Pictures Classics and starring Bel Powley in a sexual coming-of-age story that also features Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, joins a New Directors/New Films slate that now totals 26 features and 16 shorts. Other festival-award winners to screen in the festival include Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane’s look at a trumped-up court case, “Court,” which won awards in Venice and Mumbai; Britni West’s Slamdance alum “Tired Moonlight,” a verite portrait of a small Montana town; and Locarno statuette-magnet “The Fool,” Yuriy Bykov’s tale of civic corruption in modern-day Russia.

As previously announced, ND/NF closes this year with Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment.” The 2015 edition of New Directors/New Films run March 18-29.