New films by Jacques Doillon, Heinz Emigholz, and Benjamin Gilmour are among the Berlinale's Forum main programme of 36 films.

Reflecting a trend seen elsewhere in this year's Berlinale programme, the Forum selectors have identified 'a conspicuous number' of films adopting the perspective of children and young people - 'in a world where often there is no more childhoood.'

Such films include the Mexican film The Infinite Border by Juan Manuel Sepulveda abut the stream of migrants from Central America to the US or children among the migrants awaiting their asylum hearings in Irish filmmakers Paul Rowley and Nicky Gogan's Seaview as well as the programme's three Philippine films, Slingshot, Balikbayan Box and Tribe.

On the occasion of the international premiere of maverick Japanese director Wakamatsu Koji's three-hour film United Red Army, a short tribute is being paid with three 'pinku eiga', 1965's Secrets Behind the Wall, 1969's Go, Go Second Time Virgin, and 1972's Ecstasy of the Angels.

In total, the Forum will be showing film from 33 countries, including 32 world and international premieres and 16 directorial debuts.

The Forum's lineup - except for a number of Special Screenings to be announced later - is as follows:
Asyl (Park and Love Hotel) by Kumasaka Izuru (Japan)
Balikbayan Box by Ramon Mes De Guzman (Philippines)
Be Like Others by Tanaz Eshaghian (US/Canada/Iran)
Brides of Allah (Shahida- Brides of Allah) by Natalie Assouline (Israel)
Correction (Diorthosi) by Thanos Anastopoulos (Greece)
Corridor #8 by Boris Despodov (Bulgaria)
Corroboree by Ben Hackworth (Australia)
Divizionz, by Yes! That's Us (Uganda/South Africa)
El Camino by Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez (Costa Rica/France)
Flipping Out by Yoav Shamir (Israel/Canada)
God Man Dog by Singing Chen (Taiwan)
Grandmother's Flower by Mun Jeong-hyun (Korea)
Green Porno by Isabella Rosselini, Jody Shapiro (USA)
Higurashi by Hirosue Hiromasa (Japan)
Invisible City, by Tan Pin Pin (Singapore)
Just Anybody (Le Premier Venu) by Jacques Doillon (France)
La Terramadre (Motherland) by Nello La Marca (Italy)
Leo, by Josef Fares (Sweden)
Loos Ornamental by Heinz Emigholz (Austria/Germany)
Mafrouza/Heart (Mafrouza/Coeur) by Emmanuelle Demoris (France/Egypt)
My Winnipeg by Guy Maddin (Canada)
Nacht Vor Augen by Brigitte Bertele (Germany)
Nirvana by Igor Voloshin (Russian Federation)
Paruthiveeran by Ameer Sulthan (India)
Regarde-moi by Audrey Estrougo (France)
Seaview by Paul Rowley, Nicky Gogan (Ireland)
Slingshot (Tirador) by Brillante Ma. Mendoza (Philippines)
Son of a Lion by Benjamin Gilmour (Australia/Pakistan)
South Main by Kelly Parker (US)
Sweet Food City (Meishi Cun) by Gao Wendong (China)
Tatil Kitabi by Seyfi Teoman (Turkey)
The Infinite Border (La Frontera Infinita) by Juan Manuel Sepulveda (Mexico)
Tribu by Jim Libiran (Philippines)
United Red Army by Wakamatsu Koji (Japan)
Victoire Terminus, Kinshasa by Florent De La Tullaye and Renaud Barret (France/Congo)
What The Heart Craves (Musunde-Hiraite) by Takahashi Izumi (Japan)
Yasukuni by Li Ying (Japan/China)

Tribute to Wakamatsu Koji
Secrets Behind the Wall (Kabe no naka no himegoto), Japan 1965
Go, Go Second Time Virgin (Yuke, yuke nidome no shojo), Japan 1969
Ecstasy of the Angels (Tenshi no k kotsu), Japan 1972