The latest film series will run from Jan 12-28 at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art prior to a year-long tour including full series screenings and festival screenings in more than 50 cities across North America.

The Global Film Initiative’s (GFI) announcement of the Global Lens 2012 line-up includes awarding-winning features from Albania to Brazil.

“The line-up this year is really going to surprise audiences,” GFI board chair Susan Weeks Coulter said. “The cinematics are strong, the tone is fresh and the stories are thought-provoking and unlike anything we’ve seen before.”

Iranian newcomer Morteza Farshbaf’s Mourning and Paula Markovitch’s Argentinian political drama The Prize will lead the festival.

The 2012 line-up:

Amnesty (Albania)

Craft (Brazil)

Fat, Bald, Short Man (Colombia)

The Finger (Argentina)

Grey Matter (Rwanda)

Mourning (Iran)

Pegasus (Morocco)

The Prize (Argentina-Mexico)

Qarantina (Iraq) and

Toll Booth (Turkey).