Veteran Polish film director Andrzej Wajda's Katyn, actor-director Jerzy Stuhr's Twist Of Fate and Dariusz Jablonski's feature debut Strawberry Wine are among eight new Polish films being shown as part of the Warsaw's International Film Festival's third CentEast Market (Oct 17-21) showcasing the best of Central and Eastern European cinema of the past six months with a special eye to the growing market possibilities in Eastern Europe itself.

The other eight titles being lined up for screening to sales agents, distributors and festival programmers at the Market include Kadri Kousaar's first feature Magnus from Estonia, Benedek Fliegauf's Milky Way from Hungary, and Nae Caranfil's The Rest Is Silence from Romania.

In addition, there will be a pitching forum for ten new feature-length projects including Romanian filmmaker Titus Muntean's Caravana Cinematografica, to be produced by Tudor Giurgiu's Libra Film, Georgian director Giorgi Chalauri's coming of age tale Susa, Armenian Mikayel Vatinyan's Joan And The Voices, and The Dark House, the new feature by Polish director Wojtek Smarzowski (The Wedding).

The Works in Progress section will feature selected extracts from six projects ranging from Petr Zelenka's The Karamazov Brothers, which was pitched at CentEast last year, through Levan Koghuashvili's Georgian-US documentary Women to The Paper Will Be Blue director Radu Muntean's latest film Boogie which has again been produced by Dragos Vilcu's Multimedia Est.

An innovation this year will be the 'Polish Projects-In View' spotlighting five new projects at an early stage of financing or development such as Zebra Film Studio's production of Juliusz Machulski's How Much Does The Trojan Horse Weigh' and SPI International's planned international co-production with the UK, France, Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic of Agnieszka Holland's Euros 10m Christine - War My Love.

Speaking to, CentEast's manager Rik Vermeulen observed that 'while it is not easy to attract buyers in a month already packed with global film markets, like the AFM, Mipcom and Rome Bu siness Street, Poland is still a big and promising distribution market and, in the years to come, it will be easier to attract international sales agents, after which buyers will soon follow.'