The organisers of Cannes' Critics' Week announced their line-up on Thursday in Paris for the 57th Cannes Film Festival ( May 12-23).

Seven films from five different countries will have a shot at the prize with a predominance of works coming from France (see full list below). Included among the competitors are six first time efforts and one second feature. The first-timers will have an opportunity to compete for the Camera d'Or which goes to a first film with a berth in any of the main contests.

Last year's Critics' Week winner was Julie Bertuccelli's Depuis Qu'Otar Est Parti which went on to a strong festival career and picked up a Cesar for best first feature.

France's Michelle Porte will open the sidebar with her Marguerite Duras adaptation L'Apres-midi De Monsieur Andesmas with Italy's Sotto Falso Nome by Roberto Ando doing closing night duties.

Critics' Week prizes are voted on by critics who receive a ballot at the end of each screening.

Critic's Week line-up

Main competition
Atash (La soif), dir Tawfik Abu Wael
Starring Hussein Mohamed Yassin, Ahamad Abed Elgani
95 mn. Palestine/Israel.
First film

Brodeuses, dir Eleonore Faucher
Starring Lola Naymac, Arianne Ascaride
87mn. France
First film

Or, dir Keren Yedaya
Starring Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz
110 mn. France/Israel
First film

A Casablanca Les Anges Ne Volent Pas, dir Mohamed Asli
Starring Abdessamad Miftahalkhair, Abderrazzak el Badaoui- Laila el Ahiani- Rachid el Hazmir
97 mn. Morrocco
First film

Calvaire, dir Fabrice du Welz
Starring Laurent Lucas, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Nahon
90 mn. France
First film

CQ2 (Seek You Too), dir Carole Laure
Starring Jean Marc Barr
100 mn. France
Second film

Temporada de Patos, dir Fernando Eimbcke
Starring Daniel Miranda, Diego ño, Danny Perea
90 mn Mexico
First film

Special Screenings out of competition
Opening film
L'Après-midi de Monsieur Andesmas, dir Michelle Porte
Starring Miou-Miou, Michel Bouquet
79 mn. France
First ficition film

Closing film
Sotto falso nome, dir Roberto Ando
Starring Daniel Auteuil, Anna Mouglalis, Greta Scacchi
105 mn. Italy
Second film

Documentary film
Ce qu'il reste de nous, dir François Prevost, Hugo Latulippe
84 mn. Canada
First film

Film Fipresci
Roads to Koktebel, dir Boris Khlebnikov et Alexei Popogrebsky
105 mn. Russia

Mid-length pictures out of competition
Express de Mocou, dir Artiom Antonov
30 mn. Russia

Girls and cars, dir Thomas Woschitz
26 mn. Austria

Les vies parallèles, dior Nicolas Saada
Starring Jonathan Zaccaï, Mathieu Amalric et Geraldine Pailhas
35 mn. France

Short films
Signes de vie, dir Arnaud Demuynck
10 mn. France/Belgium. Animation
Production: Les films du nord

L'homme sans ombre, dir Georges Schwitzgebel
9 mn. Canada. Animation
Production: ONF

Ryan, dir Chris Landreth
14 mn. Canada. Animation
Production: ONF

Alice et moi, dir Micha Wald
18 mn. Belgium
Production: Versus production

Con Diva, dir Sebastian Mantilla
7'50. Spain
Production: Novart media

Breaking out
, dir Marianela Maldonado
12'45. UK
Production: Intrepido LTD

Los elefantes nunca olvidan, dir Lorenzo Vigas Castes
12 mn. Venezuela/Mexique
Production: Malandro films