Ken Loach's It's A Free World, which world premiered in Venice and will also screen here in Toronto, has been selected as the opening-night film at the Festival of British Film in Dinard. The closing-night film is L'Heure Zero by Pascal Thomas.

The festival, Oct 4-7 in the seaside town in Brittany, will host a tribute to Shane Meadows and his producer Mark Herbert.

Films in competition will include David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe, Julian Jarrold's Becoming Jane, Asif Kapadia's Far North, Mark Jenkin's The Midnight Drives, John Carney's Once, Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane.

The festival's Avant Screenings section will include Anthony Byrne's How About You, Marc Munden's Mark of Cain, Mike Kaplans' Never Apologise, Kevin Macdonald's My Enemy's Enemy, Lenny Abrahamson's Garage, Ian Sellar's The Englishman, Oliver Parker's I Really Hate My Job, Laurin Federlein's Build A Ship, Sail To Sadness, Tom Collins' Kings, Jan Dunn's Ruby Blue, and Tom Shankland's WAZ.

Jury members confirmed so far include actress/director Josiane Balasko, actresses Imelda Staunton, Cecile Cassel, Linh Dan Pham, Claire Nebout, Sylvie Testud, actor Robin Renucci, impersonator Laurent Gerra, and documentarian Michael Grigsby.

More Dinard festival details will be unveiled next week.