The 3rd Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF)has confirmed a number of high profile US films for the February 11-20 event,many of them tipped as winners in the forthcoming awards season.

They include - Kinsey, with local star Liam Neeson, Wes Anderson's The LifeAquatic, Woody Allen's Melindaand Melinda, Nicole Kassel's TheWoodsman, Joshua Marston's MariaFull of Grace, and Mean Creek, written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes.

Over ninety feature films will be shown by the festival in aprogramme which will include retrospectives and special seasons. Xtra-vision,the local home entertainment market leader, will sponsor a season of Irishfilms which will include the world premiere of The Trouble With Sex from the Fubar Films team of writer /director FintanConnolly and producer Fiona Bergin, and starring Aiden Gillen and Renee Weldon.

The festival will be screening films at all four cinemasites in Dublin city centre - the Screen, Savoy, UGC and the Irish FilmInstitute - and is grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland, inaddition to Jameson's title sponsorship. The complete programme will beavailable from January 27.