The 54th Pula Film Festival (July 12-21), the national Croatian festival, is this year starting a regional programme to present work from the Adriatic region countries: Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.

The programme, July 16-21, will have a pure market character and will be out of competition.

In 2008. at the 55th edition of the festival, the Adriatic Film Market will become a larger special event.

Eva Zaoralova, the artistic director of the festival in Karlovy Vary, will preside over the jury, which will award films from the Europolis-Meridians programme.

Serge Sobczynski, the programme director of 'Tous les Cinemas du monde' in Cannes; Roland Rust, the festival director & artistic director of Film Festival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema; Ana Maria Percavassi, the founder and artistic director of the Alpe Adria Film Festival in Trieste; and Philip Bergson, a journalist and film critic for the BBC World Service will be on the Jury.

The titles in Europolis-Meridians programme include Olivier Dahan's La Vie En Rose from France, French-Italian co-production An Old Mistress (Une Vieille Maitresse) by Catherine Breillat, Hungarian Karoly Esztergalyos's Men In The Nude (Ferfiakt), Sam Garbarski's Irina Palm, Otar Iosseliani's Gardens In Autumn (Jardine En Automne), Jean Marc Valee's Canadian prize-winner C.R.A.Z.Y., French Christophe Honore's Love Songs (Les Chansons D'Amour), Italian Alessandro Angelini's Salt Air (L'Aria Salata) and Jiri Menzel's I Served The King Of England.

In the national competition, six films will compete for awards in 15 categories. The selections are:

Play Me a Love Song (Pjevajte Nesto Ljubavno) by Goran Kulenovic
True Miracle (Pravo Cudo) by Lukas Nola
Armin by Ognjen Svilicic
The Recollection Thief (Kradljivac Uspomena) by Vicko Ruic
I Have To Sleep, My Angel (Moram Spavat, Andjele) by Dejan Acimovic
The Living And The Dead (Zivi I Mrtvi) by Kristijan Milic