More than half of the programme of this year's International Forum of New Cinema are world premieres, and particular attention is being paid to little-known filmmaking countries like South Africa and Thailand.

As the Berlinale is casting a spotlight on South Africa this year, the Forum will be featuring a series of ten documentaries under the banner of Project 10 - Real Stories From a Free South Africa, which were developed together with broadcaster SABC1 and the Amsterdam-based Maurits Binger Film Institute, and the three-hour German-South African documentary Memories Of Rain by Gisela Albrecht and Angela Mai, which looks back at the struggle against apartheid.

The Forum programme will be presenting no less than three films from Thailand: Nonzee Nimibutr's melodrama Baytong, the joint project by six young directors Fan Chan (My Girl), and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's garish transvestite comedy The Adventures Of Iron Pussy.


Status Yo! (Germany) Dir: Till Hastreiter

Jarmark Europa (Germany) Dir: Minze Tummescheit

Dieses Jahr in Czernowitz (Germany) Dir: Volker Koepp

Twelve Chairs (Germany) Dir: Ulrike Ottinger

E.K.G. EXPOSITUS (Germany) Dir: Michael Brynntrup

Sign of Escape (Austria) Dir: Nina Kusturica

The Wind, in the Evening (Italy) Dir: Andrea Adriatico

After Midnight (Italy) Dir: Davide Ferrario

Paradise Now (France) Dir: Yolande Zauberman

Folle Embellie (France) Dir: Dominique Cabrera

A Bride of the Seventh Heaven (Finland) Dirs; Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio

Roads to Koktebel (Russia) Dirs: Boris Chlebnikow, Alexej Popogrebskij

All the Truth About Schelps (Russia) Dir: Alexei Muradov

Touch Me (Poland) Dirs: Anna Jadowska, Ewa Stankiewicz

Dealer (Hungary) Dir: Benedek Fliegauf

Campfire (Israel) Dir: Joseph Cedar

Out of the Forest (Israel) Dirs; Limor Pinhasov Ben Yosef, Yaron Kaftori Ben Yosef

Dying At Grace (Canada) Dir: Allan King

Neverland: The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army (US) Dir: Robert Stone

Buildings and Grounds (US) Dir: Ken Kobland

The Time We Killed (US) Dir: Jennifer Reeves

Chain (US) Dir: Jem Cohen

The White Train (Arg) Dirs; Nahuel Garcia, Sheila Perez Gimenez, Ramiro Garcia

B-Happy (Chile) Dir: Gonzalo Justiniano

Project 10 - Real Stories from a Free South Africa (South Africa) Dirs; Various

Al'lèèssi' Une Actrice Africaine (Niger) Dir: Rahmatou Keita

Agadez nomade FM (France-Niger) Dirs: Christian Lelong, Pierre Mortimore

A Thousand Dreams Such as These (India) Dir: Sudhir Mishra

Maqbool (India) Dir: Vishal Bhardwaj

Let The Wind Blow (India) Dir: Partho Sen Gupta

Final Solution (India) Dir: Rakesh Sharma

Tomorrow May Not Be (India) Dir: Nikhil Advani

My Girl (Thailand) Dirs: Komgrit Threewimol, Songyos Sugmakanan, Nithiwat Tharatorn, Vijja Kojew, Vithaya Thongyuyong, Adisorn Tresirikasem

The Adventure of Iron Pussy (Thailand) Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Baytong (Thailand) Dir: Nonzee Nimibutr

Capitalist Manifesto: Working Men of all Countries, Accumulate! (South Korea) Dirs: Kim Gok, Kim Sun

A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea) Dir: Kim Jee-Woon

Hard Luck Hero (Japan) Dir: Sabu

Barefoot Chicken (Japan) Dir: Morisaki Azuma

One Missed Call (Japan) Dir: Miike Takashi

South Of The Clouds (China) Dir: Zhu Wen

Good Morning Beijing (China) Dir: Pan Jian Lin

Darkness Bride (China) Dirs: William Kwok Wai Lun, China

Goddess of Mercy (China) Dir: Ann Hui

Baober in Love (China) Dir: Li Shaohong

Infernal Affairs 2 (Hong Kong) Dirs; Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

Infernal Affairs 3 (Hong Kong) Dirs: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

Running on Karma (Hong Kong) Dir: Johnnie To