The 5th annual Amazonas Film Festival has announced its line up, with filmmaker Alan Parker presiding over the jury.
The festival, which runs from November 7-13, focuses on films with a relationship to the environment. A competition comprising nine films runs during the festival.
Other jury members include French actor Tcheky Caryo, Argentine filmmaker Santiago Amigorena, Canadian actress Neve Campbell and US actress Parker Posey.
Films in competition include Tony Siu-Tung Ching's An Empress And The Warriors ; Birdwatchers from Marco Bechis; Captive by Alexey Uchitel; For A Moment, Freedom by Arash T. Riahi; Johnny Mad Dog by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire; Tahaan - A Boy With A Grenade from Santosh Sivan; Marie Jaoul de Poncheville's Tengri-Blue Heavens; Sergey Dvortsevoy's Tulpan and Veronica by Mauricio Farias.
Farias' Veronica will open the festival while Matthew Aeberhard and Leander Ward's The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos will be the closing film.
Accompanying the competition are various green activities including the Manaus Symposium, which this year asks the question, 'Will celebrities save the planet''
Special screenings include Sunny And The Elephant by Frederic Lepage and Olivier Horlait and Huit /Eight from directors Jane Campion, Mira Nair, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jan Kounen, Gaspar Noe, Abderrahmane Sissako, Gus Van Sant and Wim Wenders.
The festival's documentary competition titles include Addicted To Plastic from Canada's Ian Connacher; Back To Bikini from Brazil's Lawrence Wahba and Lygia Barbosa; Robert Nugent's End Of The Rainbow from France and American Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen. US filmmaker Michael Rosenberg will head up the documentary jury.
Further sidebars include a tribute to Brazilian cinema, a digital shorts competition and a Brazilian shorts competition.
French filmmaker Claude Lelouch is a special guest of honor at the festival while Brazilian filmmaker Gustavo Dahl is the festival's president of honour.