The Chicago International Film Festival has unveiled 18 films which will screen in its next event (Oct 4-18) including some of the most acclaimed international titles from this year's festival circuit.

Already lined up for Chicago are Nanni Moretti's Cannes Palme d'Or winner The Son's Room, Danis Tanovic's award-winning Bosnian drama No Man's Land, Lone Sherfig's Danish Dogme comedy Italian For Beginners and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's smash French hit Amelie.

Also confirmed for the festival are Neal Slavin's Focus (US), Todd Field's In The Bedroom (US), Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl (France/Italy), Kristin Sheridan's Disco Pigs (Ireland), Lucretia Martel's La Cisnaga (Argentina), Murali Nair's A Dog's Day (India), Darejan Omirbaev's The Road (Kazakhstan/France), Hsiao Ya-Chuan's Mirror Image (Taiwan), Richard Linklater's Waking Life (US), Christine Lahti's My First Mister (US), Wang Chao's The Orphan Of Anyang (China), Naoto Takenaka's Quartet For Two (Japan), Kobayashi Masahiro's Man Walking On Snow (Japan) and DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter's Lift (US).

Collateral Damage, the latest actioner starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, will open the festival on Oct 4.

The Warner Bros film co-starring Elias Koteas, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri and John Turturro is directed by Chicago native Andrew Davis whose credits include The Fugitive, A Perfect Murder and Chain Reaction.