Generation, theomnibus film currently in production by six Central and Eastern Europeanfilmmakers (, April2004), will be the opening film at the new Alba Regia International FilmFestival (ARIFF) which is going to be launched in the Hungarian spa town ofSzekesfehervar from June 6-12 2005.

The six shorts are being made by Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia& Montenegro), Nadejda Koseva (Bulgaria), Mait Laas (Estonia), KornelMundruczo (Hungary), Cristian Mungiu (Romania) and Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)and will probably have their world premiere during next year's Berlinale.

According to ARIFF's organisers, the new festival will havetwo competition sections dedicated to European feature films and shorts, withSilver and Bronze Orbs presented for Best Feature and Best Short and additionalprizes awarded for Best Actor and Actress, a Lifetime Achievement Award"to recognise excellence in international filmmaking", a Youth JuryAward and an Audience Award.

The festival's programme will include an InternationalPanorama, a focus on American independent cinema, a sidebar of AncientRome-themed films as well as special tributes and a section of favourite filmsselected by a leading filmmaker.