Eight films have beenshortlisted for France's Prix Louis Delluc, considered one ofFrance's most prestigious cinema awards. Six other features have been shortlisted for the Prix LouisDelluc for a first feature effort.

The jury is headed up by Cannes president Gilles Jacob. Theprizes will be handed out in mid December.

The eight films in the first competition are OlivierAssayas' Clean; AgnesJaoui's Look At Me,documentary 10eme Chambre, Instants d'Audience from Raymond Depardon; L'Esquive by Abdellatif Kechiche; Cedric Khan's RedLights; Rithy Panh's documentary S-21,The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine; EricRohmer's Triple Agent andJean-Pierre Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement.

The six first films to compete are A Common Thread by Eleonore Faucher; Demi Tarif by Isild Le Besco; Pascale Breton's Illumination;Yolande Moreau and Gilles Porte's QuandLa Mer Monte; Retour A Koltelnitch byEmmanuel Carrere; and Jean-Marc Moutout's Violences DesEchanges En Milieu Tempere.