The Berlinale's Panorama section has unveiled the first films to play in its programme at next year's festival (Feb 5-15).
Almost a third of next year's selection has now been confirmed, following screenings in Asia, North and South America, as well as Europe.
According to the Panorama organisers, this year's main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres.
The full Panorama line-up will be announced in January, as well as the divisions into Panorama Dokumente and Panorama Short Films.
Confirmed Panorama films to date:
Love in Thoughts (Was Nutzt Die Liebe In Gedanken) by Achim von Borries (Germany)
Starring Daniel Bruehl, with August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe, Thure Lindhardt, Jana Pallaske
The Stratosphere Girl by M. X. Oberg, (Germany, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands) with Chloe Winkel, Jon Yang, Tuva Novotny, Tara Elders, Burt Kwouk
The Raspberry Reich by Bruce LaBruce (Germany)
with Susanne Sachsse, Daniel Bätscher, Andreas Rupprecht, Dean Stathis
Kick'n Rush (2 Ryk Og En Aflevering) by Aage Rais-Nordentoft (Denmark)
with Jacob Oliver Krarup, Esben Smed Jensen, Cyron B. Melville, Marie Bach Hansen, Niels Ellergaard, Ann Eleonora Jorgensen
Shouf Shouf Habibi! by Albert ter Heerdt (Netherlands)
with Mimoun Oaissa, Touriya Haoud, Najib Amhali, Bridget Maasland
Insatiability (Nienasycenie) by Wiktor Grodecki (Poland, Czech Republic)
with Cezary Pazura, Micha Lewandowski, Weronika Marczuk-Pazura, Katarzyna Gniewkowska, Leon Niemczyk
A Day on the Planet by Isao Yukisada (Japan)
with Rena Tanaka, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Lost in Time by Derek Yee (From Hong Kong, China)
with Cecilia Cheung, Lau Ching Wan, Daichi Harashima, Paul Chun Pui, Louis Koo
Contra Todos (Up Against Them All) by Roberto Moreira (Brazil)
with Silvia Lourenço, Giulio Lopes, Leona Cavalli, Ailton Graça, Martha Meola, Dionisio Neto
Proteus by John Greyson & Jack Lewis (South Africa, Canada)
with Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson
A Problem With Fear - Or Laurie's Anxiety Confronting The Escalator by Gary Burns (Canada)
with Paulo Costanzo, Emily Hampshire, Camille Sullivan, Willie Garson, Benjamin Ratner, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jennifer Clement
How To Get The Man's Foot Outta Your Asss! by Mario Van Peebles (USA)
with Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, Nia Long, Khleo Thomas, Ossie Davis
A Letter To True by star photographer Bruce Weber (USA)
Anonymous by Todd Verow (USA)
with Todd Verow, Dustin Schell, Sophia Lamar, Shawn Durr, Craig Chester
The Graffiti Artist by James Bolton (USA)
with Ruben Bansie-Snellman, Pepper Fajans