The festival will open with the UK premiere of Sean Ellis' debut feature Cashback, a romantic comedy starring Sean Biggerstaff with Emilia Fox and Jared Harris. Closing the festival will be the UK premiere of Zhang Yimou's historical epic Curse Of The Golden Flower starring Gong Li and Chow Yun Fat.
Other selections include Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd, Shane Meadows' This Is England, Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima, Woody Allen's Scoop, Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn, Sarah Polley's Away From Her and Ryan Fleck's Half Nelson.
Local offerings include Jim Hickey's Finding Bob McArthur, True North starring festival patron Peter Mullan, and a double-bill tributed to Scottish film-makers Jenny Gilbertson and Harry Watt.
Special strands are devoted to John Wayne's career and recent Danish cinema, including Lars Von Trier's The Boss Of It All and Susanne Bier's After The Wedding. Anders Thomas Jensen will visit Glasgow to present his films Flickering Lights, The Green Butchers and Adam's Apples.
'It is a really exciting and packed programme that aims to have something for all tastes and all pockets,' said festival co-directors Allan Hunter (a Screen International contributor) and Allison Gardner. 'The titles range from the latest must-see Hollywood productions to the best arthouse triumphs of the past year, ace documentaries, a day of top scary movies and films with a strong Scottish flavour.'
The festival is funded by Glasgow: Scotland With Style and supported by VisitScotland and media partner The Sunday Herald.