Bavaria Film International (BFI) will have four market premieres at the forthcoming European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin next week.

These titles are in addition to the three films that the company has in Official Competition - Cherry Blossoms - Hanami, Restless and Black Ice.

The four new titles showing at the EFM are:

* Michael 'Bully' Herbig's animated feature Lissi And The Wild Emperor which was the most successful local film in German cinemas last year and won the Audience Prize at the Bavaria Film Awards this month.

* Til Schweiger's romantic comedy Rabbit Without Ears, co-produced and distributed by Warner Bros, which has posted almost 4m admissions in its first four weeks of release and was already presented with this year's Ernst Lubitsch Prize.

* Tomas Alfredson's romantic vampire film Let The Right One Inwhich had its world premiere in Goeteborg's Nordic Competition and the first international screening in Rotterdam's Rotterdaemmerung sidebar this week.

* Handan Ikpekci's political drama Hidden Faces about honour killings, which also screened at this week's Rotterdam festival.

In addition, BFI will be showing ten minutes of footage from Heinrich Breloer's lavish Thomas Mann adaptation, Buddenbrooks - The Decline Of A Family, in an exclusive buyers' promoreel presentation during the Berlinale.

At $22.1m (Euros15m), Buddenbrooks is Bavaria Film's largest production since its Oscar-nominated international hit The Boat by Wolfgang Petersen.

'With the Oscar-winning DoP Gernot Roll, Fassbinder and Bille August costume designer Barbara Baum, and The Boat production designer Götz Weidner, there is tremendous expertise,' said BFI co-managing director Thorsten Ritter. The stellar cast is led by Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jessica Schwarz and August Diehl.

Finally, BFI will also handle international sales for Albertina Carri's La Rabia, a rural tragedy set against the arid backdrop of the Argentinean pampas which was produced by Pablo Trapero's Matanza Cine in collaboration with Betaplus Broadcasting. La Rabia will have its world premiere in the Panorama Special of the Berlinale's official programme.