The Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard has announced the six competition titles for thisyear's 17th festival (Oct 5-8).
The competitorsare Yousef Ali Khan's Almost Adult, Sean Ellis' Cashback, Menhaj Huda's Kidulthood, Paul Andrew Williams' London To Brighton, Adrian Shergold's Pierrepoint and Niall Heery's Small Engine Repair.
Those titles willcompete for the jury's Hitchcock D'Or award, whichcomes with $3811 (Euros 3000) towards distribution costs and a $2032 (Euros1,600) grant for the director. A Hitchcock D'Argentprize is voted on by the audience.
This year's jurywill be headed by French actor Francois Berleand, knownfor his roles in The Chorus and The Transporter. The jury also includes Evelyne Bouix, Yun Chung-Hi, Chantal Lauby,Dominique Besnehard, Charles Dance, Stephen Mangan and Radu Mihaileanu.
Dinard opens Oct 5 with Stephen Frears' The Queen.The annual French festival of British Films is supported by the UK FilmCouncil, the British Council and France's
Out ofcompetition, other selections are Debbie Isitt's Confetti, Jeremy Brock's Driving Lessons, Richard Bracewell's TheGigolos, Richard Laxton's Life & Lyrics, Julien Temple's Glastonbury, JamilDehlavi's InfiniteJustice, Sean Hogan's Lie Still,Brian Kirk's Middletown, Philippe Pilard's Neil Jordan,Portrait, Christopher Smith's Severance,Marc Evans' Snow Cake and a galapresentation of Andrea Arnold's Cannes hit RedRoad.
There will alsobe a special screening of Antoine de Caunes' Desaccord Parfait and an archive screening ofCarol Reed's The Fallen Idol.
Special guestswill include actors Brian Cox and Leslie Phillips and documentarianMichael Grigsby, who will all be honoured withspecial tributes.
For the thirdyear, the festival will host a short film competition between student worksfrom the