A dozen world premieres are among around 40 filmsscreening at this year's London UK Film Focus (LUFF).

The third edition of the event runs from June 26-29,attracting distributors from around the world to see UK product.

Among the titles likely to pique the curiosity of thebuyers are Life & Lyrics (sold by Beyond) and PennyWoolcock's Mischief Nights (handled by Pathe).

Other titles to receive their world premieres include Popcorn starring Jack Ryder; Small Engine Repairstarring Iain Glen and Steven Mackintosh (both from Moviehouse); The FrontLine directed by David Gleeson and starring James Frain(Highpoint Films); The Run from Vic Bateman's AVPictures and Take 3 Girls starring Charlie Brooks fromInspired Movies.

Meanwhile, IAC will be giving IAC a sneak preview ofHighlander - The Source.

This year, LUFF is introducing a newinitiative, Breakthrough, which aims to expose new UK talent to sales agentsand international distributors. Supported by UK Trade & Investment andhosting four screenings per day over three days, Breakthrough will showcasefeature projects from emerging British film-makers looking for salesrepresentation.

Films already confirmed include Middletown from director Brian Kirk, starring Matthew Macfadyen and EvaBirthistle; Little Box Of Sweetsdirected by Meneka Das; and Mr Right, acontemporary gay and straight relationship comedy.''

"Breakthrough is an important new initiative to helpnurture tomorrow's talent. It offers producers a real chance to raisetheir game and be seen by major industry players," said Helena Mackenzie, headof international at Film London.