The San Sebastian International Film Festival has selected 16 films for its Zabaltegi-New Directors section this year.
As first or second films, these projects will compete for the Euros 90,000 Altadis-New Directors Award, and first and second films in the official selection can also compete.
Highlights include Mania Akbari's 10+4 from Iran, a sequel to Abbas Kiarostami's Ten; Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane from the UK, an adaptation of Monica Ali's bestselling novel about a Bangladeshi immigrant in London; Anders Morgenthaler's Echo from Denmark, who a man who abducts his own son; the Jung Brothers' Epitaph (Gidam) from Korea, marking the debut from an assistant director for Park Chan-Wook; La Torre De Suso from Spanish TV writer Tom Fernandez; and Where God Left His Shoes by Salvatore Stabile starring John Leguizamo.
The Zabaltegi Specials section will include nine titles exploring documentary and TV work, including Per Fly's six-part TV miniseries Performances from Denmark and a US-Danish documentary about David Lynch.
In past years, the section hosted early works from the likes of Olivier Assayas, Tsai Ming Liang, Walter Salles, Isabel Coixet, Jonathan Glazer and Laurent Cantet.
In other festival news, sponsor Spanish Television (TVE) has created a new award, Another Look, that will highlight 'films focusing on subjects related to the female world,' made by women or men.
TVE will acquire the broadcast rights to the winning project, which will be chosen by a special jury from across all sections of the festival.
The festival runs Sept 20-29.
10+4 (Dah Be Alaveh Chahar) dir: Mania Akbari (Iran)
The Calling Game (Die Anruferin), dir: Felix Randau (Germany)
The Bird Can't Fly, dir: Threes Anna (South Africa-Netherlands-Ireland)
The Blue Hour, dir: Eric Nazarian (US)
Brick Lane, dir: Sarah Gavron (UK)
Casual Day,dir: Max Lemcke (Spain)
Cosmos, dir: Diego Fanda (Spain)
Darling, dir: Johan Kling (sweden)
Echo (Ekko), dir: Anders Morgenthaler (Denmark)
Red Ants (Les Fourmis Rouges), dir: Stephan Carpiaux (Luxembourg-Belgium-France)
Epitaph (Gidam), dir: Jung Bum-Sik, Jung Sik (Korea)
The Walking Man (L'Homme Qui Marche), dir: Aurelia Georges (France)
Soul Carriage, dir: Conrad Clark (China-UK)
Foul Gesture (Tnuah Meguna), dir: Itshak (Tzahi) Grad (Israel)
La Torre De Suso, dir: Tom Fernandez (Spain)
Where God Left His Shoes, dir: Salvatore Stabile (US)
Zabaltegi Specials line-up:
Brando, dirs: Mimi Freedman and Leslie Greif (US)
Rue Santa Fe (Calle Santa Fe), dir: Carmen Castillo (France-Chile-Belgium)
Performances (Forestillinger), dir: Per Fly (Denmark)
Lucio, dir: Aitor Arregi and Jose Mari Goenaga (Spain)
Lynch, dir: blackANDwhite (US-Denmark)
Mothers (Madres), dir: Eduardo Felix Walger (Argentina)
The Princess of Nebraska, dir: Wayne Wang (US)
Querida Bamako, dir: Omer Oke and Txarli Llorente (Spain)
Young Yakuza, dir: Jean-Pierre Limosin (France)