The Starz DenverInternational Film Festival, which holds its 27th annual event Oct14-24, will stage a focus on German cinema

Margarethe VonTrotta will attend the festival wih her films Rosenstrasse and The Other Woman, which she directed, and AmericanSoldier, in which sheacted. Other German films screening include Head-On, Jester Till, When TheRight One Comes Along, Learning To Lie, Olga's Summer, The Miracle Of Bern,Between The Lines, First Kiss and Nightsongs.

A sidebar saluteto the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder will feature his films Effi Briest and Ali: Fear Eats The Soul.

The festival has also thisyear introduced two new juried awards the emerging film-maker award and theMaysles Brothers Award for best documentary, the latter of which will bepresented by Albert Maysles himself. They join the already existing KrzysztofKieslowski Award for best feature film.

Morgan Freeman will bepresented with this year's Mayor's Lifetime Achievement Award, Kevin Bacon willreceive the John Cassavetes Award and there will be further salutes to actressLaura Linney and director Bob Rafelson.