The Dutch film season kicks off next week (10-16 October) with the third edition of the Film By The Sea international film festival in Flushing, Holland.

Announcing the literary-themed line-up which opens with Captain Correlli's Mandolin, festival director Leo Hannewijk, said "Adapting novels for the big screen is extremely tough, yet we are seeing more and more films based on literature,"

President of the jury is veteran director Fons Rademakers, who won an Academy Award for his screen adaptation of The Assault. The Silver Mermaid Award, worth Euros 10,000, will be announced on Sept. 15. Guests expected to attend include John Madden, Stephen Frears, Jerry Zucker and Jan Harlan (Stanley Kubrick; A Life In Pictures)

The complete line-up is as follows:

Bicho De Sete Cabeças, by Lais Bodansky based on Canto Dos Malditos by Austregesilo Carrano Bueno
Captain Correlli's Mandolin, by John Madden, based on the novel by Louis de Bernières
The Claim, by Michael Winterbottom, based Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Enigma, by Michael Apted, based on the novel by Robert Harris.
The Monkey's Mask, by Samantha Lang, based on the novel by Dorothy Porter.
A Rumour Of Angels, by Peter O'Fallon, based on the novel by Grace Duffie Boylan.
The Weight Of Water, by Kathryn Bigelow, based on the novel by Anita Shreve.