The International Film Festival Emden - Aurich - Nordeney (June 11-18) is remaining true to its traditional focus on new British cinema with screenings of new films by Don Coutts (American Cousins), Ken Loach (Sweet Sixteen), Duncan Roy (AKA) as well as Lone Scherfig's UK-Danish co-production Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself and a Director's Portrait devoted to Peter Greenaway.

In addition, three world premieres will be screened in the New German Films sidebar -Sanders Brahms' Die Farbe Der Seele, Georg Maas' NeuFundLand and Nachts, Wenn Der Tag Beginnt, while the international programme will feature German premieres of Paula van der Oest's Zus & Zo, George Sluizer's The Stoneraft and Hu Mei's Chinese-Austrian co-production Am Anderen Ende Der Bruecke.

An innovation this year will be the creation of a new Promotion Film Support Prize worth Euros 5,000 to support the distribution of a first or second film by a German director. Pepe Planitzer's Ein Schiff Wird Kommen and Annette Ernst's Kiss And Run are among the films competing for the new award.