The second London UKFilm Focus (LUFF) (June 27-30) has unveiled its programme for this year'sevent, which includes 12 world premieres - up from 8 last year.

Among the worldpremieres (see full list below) are such sought-after titles as Neil Jordan's BreakfastOn Pluto, Stephen Frears' Mrs Henderson Presents and Nick Love's TheBusiness. In total, 43 titles will be screened at the LUFF.

Several leading US buyers are expected in town for the second edition of anevent which last year earned plaudits for organisation and friendliness, butleft some visitors distinctly underwhelmed by the quality of new films ondisplay.

"There are some very strong titles on this year's list - titles which willbe absolute must-sees for buyers," Pathe International's Alison Thompson,one of the driving forces behind LUFF, commented of the 2005 programme.

Thompson acknowledged that Pathe's three premieres, Breakfast On Pluto, MrsHenderson Presents and horror picture The Descent have already beensold widely. "But we're happy to showing the films to our buyers,"Thompson said. On July 1st, Pathe plans to hold a special marketing seminar fordistributors who have bought The Descent.

This year's event will follow broadly the same pattern as last year. Screeningswill be held at London's National Film Theatre and at One Aldwych. Buyers willbe wined and dined, put up in a luxury hotel, and invited to a series ofspecial receptions. One key change is that invitations have been issued to USdistributors (who last year were obliged to pay their own way.)

"There is very definitely a need and purpose for the event," Thompsonsaid. "We've only had one year and we've made enormous headway. It looksas if the second year is going to be even stronger than the first."

The London UK Film Focus is funded and supported by Film London, UK FilmCouncil, Film Export UK, London Development Agency, British Film Institute, UKMedia Desk, UK Trade & Investment and The Waldolf Hilton.

The following 12 titles will receive their world premiere at the secondLondon UK Film Focus:
Breakfast on Pluto
Poignant rites of passage film from Neil Jordan
Main cast: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Rea
Sales company: Pathe International

Casanova's Love Letters - The Movie
Period drama from Mark Murphy
Main Cast: Patrick Bergin, Tom Frederic, David Acton
Sales company: Centre Films

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
Live action CGI by John Henderson
Main cast: Bruce Greenwood, Rena Owen and Phyllida Law
Sales company: ContentFilm International

Mrs Henderson Presents
True life drama from award-winning director Stephen Frears
Main Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly
Sales company: Pathe International

Niagara Motel
Relationship drama from Gary Yates
Main Cast: Craig Ferguson, Anna Friel, Kevin Pollak
Sales company: Park Entertainment

London set drama from Hadi Hajaig
Main Cast: Nick Moran, Ralph Brown, David Soul, Georgina Rylance
Sales company: Vine International Pictures

Shut Up and Shoot Me
Thriller from Steen Agro
Main Cast: Andy Nyman, Karel Roden
Sales company: Moviehouse Entertainment

Silence Become You
A sophisticated manage- a-trois thriller from Stephanie Sinclaire
Main Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Sienna Guillory, Joe Anderson
Sales company: IAC Film

Rollin with the Nines
An urban drama from Julian Gilbey
Main cast: Vas Blackwood, Jason Flemyng and Simon Webbe
Sales company: Vine International Pictures

Venetian thriller from Tim Disney
Main Cast: Scot Williams, Natalia Verbeke, Valentina Cerni, Malcolm McDowell, RutgerHauer
Sales company: Beyond Films

The Business
Costa Del Crime actioner from Nick Love
Main Cast: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman
Sales company: ContentFilm International

The Descent
A horror from Neil Marshall
Main Cast: Nora-Jane Noone, Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza
Sales company: Pathe International