Eleven of the European Competition's twelve titles - save for Marina Spada's As The Shadow - are directorial debuts including such festival favourites as Andrea Arnold's Red Road, Agnes Kocsis's Fresh Air and Paul Andrew Williams's London To Brighton.
The full competition lineup is:
7 Years by Jean-Pascal Hattu (France)
April in Love by Gerald Hustache-Mathieu (France)
As the Shadow by Marina Spada (Italy)
Body Rice by Hugo Vieira da Silva (Portugal)
Fresh Air by Agnes Kocsis (Hungary)
London To Brighton by Paul Andrew Wiliams (UK)
Mum 'n' Dad by Faruk Loncarevic in (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Red Road by Andrea Arnold (UK/Denmark)
Reprise by Joachim Trier (Norway)
Retrieval by Slawomir Fabicki (Poland)
The Unpolished by Pia Marais (Germany)
While You Are Here by Stefan Westerwelle (Germany)
Festival director Christine Dollhofer has put together a programme of 120 films from 29 European countries, including a Panorama section with Bruno Dumont's Flanders, Thomas Arslan's Ferien, Teresa Villaverde's Trance, Oleg Novkovic's Tomorrow Morning and new films by competition jury members Ognen Svilicic (Armin) and Marie Vermillard (Minor Revelations), a Tribute to the Catalan filmmaker Marc Recha with the first retrospective ever staged by a film festival of his work, and a showcase of recent Romanian feature films and documentaries presented in collaboration with the Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj.