BBC FOUR has announced the nominations for its third annual world cinemaaward.

Thisyear's shortlist is: Wong Kar Wai's2046, Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall,Zhang Yimou's Houseof Flying Daggers, Agnes Jaoui's Look at Me, Alejandro Amenabar's The SeaInside, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul'sTropical Malady.

Thenominees were selected by UK film critics, film festivaldirectors, and heads of film schools.

Thewinner will be announced during the channel's live awards show on January 26 at9 p.m. Prior to that, previews of award nominees will be shown on BBC FOUR's The CinemaShow and clips of the nominees will be shown on BBC Big Screens inLiverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Hull, and Leeds.

Thejudging panel will include film-makers, actors, critics, and writers.

Lastyear's winner was Andrey Zvyagintsev's TheReturn.