- The European premiere of Richard Attenborough's Closing the Ring
- Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters (Die Faelscher)
- Paul Freedman's Sand And Sorrow
Austrian Academy Award entrant The Counterfeiters (Die Faelscher) opens the Ghent competition. Stefan Ruzowitzky's film, which played in competition in Berlin, tells the story of a huge and well organised counterfeiting in Nazi Germany.
Paul Freedman's Darfur Conflict documentary Sand And Sorrow, narrated by George Clooney, will launch the Almost Cinema section - a co-production with the Art Centre, Vooruit.
The complete programme of the 34th edition will be announced on September 26