Lars Büchel's Lippel's Dream, and Alexis Dos Santos's Unmade Beds make the Berlinale's Generation selection while Lars Jessen's Dorfpunks and Stefan Schaller's To Each His Own are invited to Perspektive Deutsches Kino as selectors finalise their line-ups for 2009.
27 features from 25 countries have been selected in total for Generation's Kplus and 14plus competitions, ten of which are world premieres.
The Generation Kplus programme will open on February 6 in the Zoo Palast with the world premiere of German director Lars Büchel's Lippel's Dream.
Meanwhile Generation 14plus will kick off in the Babylon Cinema with UK director Alexis Dos Santos's Unmade Beds, set in a warehouse squat in London's East End.
Among the titles to be confirmed are world premieres of the European animated film Brendan And The Secret Of The Kells by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey; Eleni Ampelakiotou's documentary Teenage Response; Rene Bo Hansen's coming-of-age tale The Eagle Hunter's Son; and the Georgian-Kazakh co-production The Other Bank by George Ovashvili.
In addition, Generation will be presenting Sundance's opening film Mary And Max, the debut feature by Australian writer-director Adam Elliot, and Armagan Ballantyne's The Strength Of Water which will have its world premiere in competition at Rotterdam later this month.
Meanwhile, Alfred Holighaus, programme head of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino, has now completed his 12-film selection, inviting a further six titles.
They include Lars Jessen's Dorfpunks, based on Rocko Schamoni's novel of the same name; Peter Dörfler's documentary Catapult about Norbert Witte's life between working at a Berlin funfair and dealing in drugs in Peru; and Stefan Schaller's To Each His Own, starring Carlo Ljubek, Sergej Moya, and Clemens Schick.
The complete line-up of Generation's feature films is:
Brendan And The Secret of Kells by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, Ireland/France/Belgium
It's Not Me, I Swear! by Philippe Falardeau, Canada
Lippel's Dream by Lars Büchel, Germany
Mamma Moo & Crow by Igor Veyshtagin, Sweden/Germany/Hungary
Max Embarrassing by Lotte Svendsen, Denmark
Niloofar by Sabine El Gemayel, France/Iran/Lebanon
The Bogeyman by Atalay Tasdiken, Turkey
The Eagle Hunter's Son by Rene Bo Hansen, Germany/Sweden
The Girl by Fredrik Edfeldt, Sweden
The Inheritors by Eugenio Polgovsky, Mexico
The Other Bank by George Ovashvili, Georgia/Kazakhstan
The Strength Of Water by Armagan Ballantyne, New Zealand/Germany
Who Is Afraid Of The Wolf by Maria Procházková, Czech Republic
Afterschool by Antonio Campos, USA
Cherrybomb by Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa, UK
Glowing Stars by Lisa Siwe, Sweden
I Know You Know by Justin Kerrigan, UK/Germany
I'm Gonna Explode by Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico.
Katia's Sister by Mijke de Jong, The Netherlands
Lala's Gun by Ning Jingwu, People's Republic of China
Mary And Max by Adam Elliot, Australia
Miao Miao by Cheng Hsiao-Tse, Hongkong/Taiwan
My Suicide by David Lee Miller, USA
Snow by Aida Begic, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Germany/France/Iran
Sorasoi by Katsuhito Ishii, Shunichiro Miki und Yuuuka Ooosumi, Japan
Teenage Response by Eleni Ampelakiotou, Germany
Unmade Beds by Alexis Dos Santos, UK
The Perspektive Deutsches Kino line-up is:
Berlin Playground by Claudia Lehmann (doc)
Catapult by Peter Dörfler (doc)
Distance by Thomas Sieben
Dorfpunks by Lars Jessen
Fly by Piotr J. Lewandowski (short feature)
For Miriam by Lars-Gunnar Lotz
Generation Undecided by Elmar Szücs (doc)
Gitti von Anna Deutsch (short doc)
In The Blink Of An Eye by Abel Lindner (short feature)
Polar by Michael Koch (short feature)
Roller Coaster by Martin Busker
To Each His Own by Stefan Schaller (short feature)