The 4th MarrakechInternational Film Festival (Dec 6-12)has selected 14 films to play in its maincompetition.

The films range from highprofile US fare such as Alexander Payne's Sideways to Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia's PerfectCrime and Sengalese director OusmaneSembène's Moolaade.

A high proportion of thecompetition films are also by first time directors, including Debra Granik's DownTo The Bone (US), Pablo Jose Meza's BuenosAires 100km (Argentina) and XiaoJiang's Electric Shadows (China).

The festival's maincompetition jury is headed by Sir Alan Parker.

Main Competition Line up
Buenos Aires 100 Km (Argentina) by Pablo Jose Meza
Down To The Bone (USA) by DebraGranik
Perfect Crime (Spain) by Alex dela Iglesia
Electric Shadows (China) by XiaoJiang
The Overture (Thailand) byItthi-Sunthorn Wichailak
Jiang Hu (Hong Kong) by WongChing Po
Producing Adults (Finland) byAleksi Salmenperä
Lila Says (UK/France/Libya) byZiad Doueri
Moolaade (Senegal) by OusmaneSembène
Nina (Brazil) by Heitor Dhalia
Sideways (USA by Alexander Payne)
Our Own (Russia) by DmitryMeskhiyey
(Morocco) by Hassan Legzouli
Vento di Terra
(Italy) by Vincenzo Marra