Stefan Krohmer's feature debut Sie Haben Knut will open the Berlinale's German cinema sidebar Perspektive Deutsches Kino which promises a film mix that "will once again be colourful, exciting and varied in content", according to the sidebar organisers.

The realistic and satirical ensemble film, which was made early last year on location in the Austrian Tyrol for Peter Rommel Productions, will be handled internationally by Bavaria Film International.

The other five films confirmed so far for the sidebar's programme of ten titles are:

Martin Gypkens - Wir
Martina Doecker - Bernau Liegt Am Meer (doc)
Bernd Fischer - Gruesse Aus Dachau (doc)
Franz Mueller - Science Fiction
Tom Schreiber - Narren .

Meanwhile, following the enthusiastic reaction of audiences to the sidebar's first outing last year, Perspektive Deutsches Kino will now have an additional screening slot scheduled in the afternoons as well as the two evening screenings.