The first round of competition titles to be announced for the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival (6 - 17 February) includes six world premieres and a strong European slant.

The world premieres lined up for the official competition section include:

Heaven by Tom Twyker (opening film)
Amen by Constantin Costa-Gavras
Der Felsen (A Map Of The Heart) by Dominik Graf
Huit Femmes by Francois Ozon
Lundi Matin by Otar Losseliani
Sma Ulykker (Minor Mishaps), by Annette K. Olesen

Wim Wenders' documentary film Viel Passiert - Der BAP Film will be shown as a world premiere in a special out-of-competition screening.

Other competition films include:

Laissez-Passer by Bertrand Tavernier
Monster's Ball by Marc Forster
Na-Bbun-Nam-Ja (Bad Guy) by Kim Ki-duk
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson

Out-of-competition films include:

Gosford Park by Robert Altman
Happy Time by Zhang Yimou
Taking Sides by Istvan Szabo

Screenings to select the remaining competition films for the 52nd Berlinale will continue into late January.