The Deauville Festival of American Film has announced itsprogramme for the upcoming 30th anniversary event.

Set to run from September 3 - 12, the festival's jury willbe headed by Claude Lelouch. The director, whose relationship with the seasideNormandy town can be traced back to his seminal film A Man And A Woman, will be surrounded by only female jurors. Theyare: actresses Anouk Aimee, Marie-Josee Croze, Mathilde Seigner and Lio;photographer Bettina Rheims, producer Claudie Ossard; author Daniele Heymannand writer-directors Diane Kurys and Jeanne Labrune.

Les Parisiens, thefirst instalment of Lelouch's planned trilogy Le Genre Humain will open the festival in its world premiere.

The main competition this year celebrates its first decade.The ten films which will compete are: first feature Down To The Bone from Debra Granik, Hal Salwen's Duane Incarnate, French director MichelGondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The SpotlessMind, Chris Terrio's first feature Heights,Kevin Bacon's directorial debut Loverboy,hot art-house title Maria Full Of Graceby Joshua Marston, Mean Creek byJacob Estes, David Gordon Green'sUndertow starring Jamie Bell, John Curran's We Don't Live Here Anymore and Nicole Kassell's first film The Woodsman.

Tributes will be paid to Steven Spielberg who will be inattendance and whose entire body of work will be screened throughout the event,George Lucas who will personally present a new director's cut of THX 1138 and Francis Ford Coppola whowill pay homage to the late Marlon Brando.

Actors Malcom McDowell and Glenn Close and producersChristine Vachon and Richard D Zanuck will also be the subject of tributes. Amaster class will be given by writer Marc Norman and director Randa Haineswhile special presentations will be made by Mondovino director JonathanNossiter and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

Author, Jim Harrison will receive the literary award for hisnovel True North. The Prix MichelD'Ornano this year goes to Eleonore Faucher for her Critics' Week winner Les Brodeuses.

Films set to debut at the festival include Michael Meyer's A Home At The End Of The World, The Bourne Supremacy in the presence ofdirector Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon, French director Pitof's Catwoman, Robert Redford vehicle The Clearing, Michael Mann's Collateral, Peter Howitt's Laws Of Attraction and Nick Cassavetes The Notebook.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, theentirety of HBO miniseries Band OfBrothers will be screened along with Ike:Countdown To D-Day. Other special screenings include HBO's heavily Emmynominated Angels In America and ToddSolondz's Palindromes.

The two year old documentary section will include Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killerabout Monster subject Aileen Wuornos,John Dullaghan's Bukowski: Born Into This,Jonathan Nossiter's Cannes competitor Mondovino,Paul Greenwald's Uncovered: The War OnIraq and Xan Cassavetes' Z Channel: AMagnificent Obsession.