New films by UK director Christopher Smith and French film-maker Benoit Jacquot are among the 36 projects selected for the European Producers Club (EPC)’s 45th Coproduction Forum at the Berlin Film Festival.

The line-up includes projects from 14 countries including five films from the United Arab Emirates as part of the EPC’s Media International action.

THe EPC said in a statement: “At a time when the country’s authorities are committed to developing the cinematic culture and pushing towards cooperation with Europe, welcoming this delegation and selecting their projects to the Forum will contribute to reinforcing the bonds between professionals.”

The 36 projects taking part in the forum are:

A Free World, dir Emmanuel Hamon, prod company Blue Monday (France)
All Beauty Must Die / director Harry Cleven, prod company Climax Films (Belgium)
Arijuna, dir Jorg Hiller, prod company Motivo Films (Germany)
Daggers Drawn, dir David Flamholc, prod Caravan Films (UK)
Deep in a dream of you, dir Caroline STRUBBE, prod company Minds Meet (Belgium)
Detour, dir Christopher Smith, prod company Dan Films (UK)
Devotion, prod company Cine Plus filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)
Diaz, dir Daniele Vicari, prod company Fandango (Italy)
Dough, dir John Goldschmidt, prod company Viva Films Ltd (UK)
Elsewhere, dir Vittorio Rifranti, prod company Orda d’Oro Film (Italy)
Farewell, my Queen, dir Benoît Jacquot, prod company GMT (France)
French Touch, dir Gilles Béat, prod company Artemis Productions (Belgium)
Halima’s Path, dir Arsen Anton Ostojic, prod company Arkadena Zagreb, d.o.o (Croatia)
Ipu – Convicted to Life, dir Bogdan Dreyer, prod company Daniel Zuta Filmproduktion (Germany)
Like the wind, dir Marco Puccioni, prod company Intel Film  (Italy)
Love In Madrid, dir Eduardo Millewicz, prod company Vertice Ciné (Spain)
My Father’s Notebook, dir Marleen Gorris, prod company Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (The Netherlands)
No Direction Home, dir Guy Brooksbank, prod company Handheld Stories (United Arab Emirates)
Organistrum, dir Fernando Cortizo, prod company Artefacto Producciones  (Spain)
Rebelo,  dir Marco Pontecorvo prod company Panorama Films (Italy)
Scream of the Butterfly, dir Kirsi Liimatainen, prod company Making Movies (Finland)
South, dir Olivier Coussemacq, prod company Local Film (France)
Steinn, dir Ragnar Argnarsson, prod company Sagafilm ehf (Iceland)
Tirlittan, dir Kari Juusonen, prod company Making Movies (Finland)
The Boy in the Dark, dir Luke Losey, prod company Alcove Entertainment (United Arab Emirates)
The Champ of the Camp, dir Mahmoud Kaabour, prod company Veritas Films (United Arab Emirates)
The Eagle, dir Philippe Aractingi, prod company Elzevir Films (France)
The Eye of the Leopard, dir GötaFilm AB (Sweden)
The Island of Death, dir Heikki Kujanpää, prod company Vertigo Production (Finland)
The Silent Ones, dir Ricky Rijneke, prod company Rotterdam Film (The Netherlands)
The Vital Point, dir Petri Kotwica, prod company Vertigo Production (Finland)
Tokyo Trial, dir Pieter Verhoeff , prod company Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (The Netherlands)
Transparent / director Nawaf Al-Janahi (United Arab Emirates)
Untitled, prod company Filmworks (United Arab Emirates)
Varto, prod company Araprod (France)
Virus, dir Angelos Frantzis, prod company Argonauts Productions (Greece)