Discoveries - the annualfilm programme established by BBC Four, Optimum Releasing and the EdinburghInternational Film Festival to showcase up-and-coming international filmmakersand actors for UK audiences - has acquired Mexican coming-of-age comedy Duck Season.

Directed by first timewriter-director Fernando Eimbcke, the former Critics' Week title will premiereat the Edinburgh festival this month.

Duck Seasonadds to the Discoveries portfolio of films, which boasts Since Otar Left, A Thousand Months and Man Of The Year. A UK release is scheduled for autumn throughOptimum, with a home entertainment release and a BBC Four transmission tofollow in 2005.