The Panorama section at the forthcoming Berlinale will be welcoming back several filmmakers who have had films screened in past editions.

Returning directors include: Israel's Eytan Fox, the UK's Richard Kwietniowski, Hong Kong's Peter Chan, Spain's Isabel Coixet and Japan's Hideo Nakata, whose chilling thriller Dark Water opened the 2002 Panorama.

After viewings in Asia, North and South America, and Europe, around a third of the programme selection has been completed so far and, according to the organisers, "promises to give a lively overview of world cinema created over the past twelve months."

The films confirmed so far are:

Bokunchi (Bokunchi - My House) - dir: Sakamoto Junji (Japan)
Broken Wings - dir: Nir Bergman (Israel)
Devot - dir: Igor Zaritzki (Germany)
Flower & Garnet - dir: Keith Behrman (Canada)
Girl King - dir: Ileana Pietrobruno (Canada)
Going Home - dir: Peter Chan (Hong Kong)
Last Scene - dir: Hideo Nakata (Japan)
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (A Tale of a Naughty Girl) - dir: Buddhadeb Dasgupta (India)
My Life Without Me - dir: Isabel Coixet
Owning Mahowny - dir: Richard Kwietniowski (Canada)
Pater Familias - dir: Francesco Patierno (Italy)
Poco Piu Di Un Anno Fa (Little More Than A Year Ago) - dir: Marco Filiberti (Italy)
Pure - dir: Gilles MacKinnon (UK)
Resurrection Of The Little Match Girl - dir: Jang Sun-Woo
Yossi & Jagger - dir: Eytan Fox (Israel)