Abel Ferrara's R-X'mas has been set as the opening night film of the next edition of the Turin festival (Nov 15-23).

The festival boasts a competition section with a $18,395 (Lira40m) first prize for best feature, a short film competition, an Italian feature competition and the DOC Competition, worth $13,800 (Lira30m) to the best documentary.

The festival will also dedicate a sidebar to US horror-meister George Romero and screen a new copy of his classic Night Of The Living Dead. Another section, hosted jointly with the National Cinema Museum, will be a retrospective of 100 Years Of Egyptian Cinema.