Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Abel Ferrara’s controversial DSK feature Welcome To New York.

The full line-up of the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has been revealed this morning by artistic director Chris Fujiwara at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

This year’s festival, which runs from June 18-29, will comprise 156 features from 47 countries, including 11 world premieres, eight international premieres, seven European premieres and 95 UK premieres.

New titles announced today include Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final performances that was first shown at Sundance in January.

Straight from its lively premiere in Cannes is Abel Ferrara’s controversial title Welcome To New York, inspired by the case of former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, starring Gérard Depardieu, which will receive its UK premiere at EIFF.

Other new titles added to the line-up include Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts, which was first seen at the Telluride Film Festival last August and went on to play at Venice and Toronto.

As previously announced, the world premiere of Gerard Johnson’s corrupt cop drama Hyena will open EIFF on June 18 and the international premiere of romantic comedy We’ll Never Have Paris, co-directed by and starring The Big Bang Theory actor Simon Helberg, will close the festival on June 29.

The line-up of contenders for the Michael Powell Award was announced earlier this month and includes six of EIFF’s world premieres such as Castles in the Sky from Gillies MacKinnon, the story of the Scottish engineer and developer of radar Robert Watson-Watt, played by comedian Eddie Izzard; and Set Fire to the Stars, a semi-biographical drama directed by Andy Goddard depicting the life of Dylan Thomas as he battled his demons in 1950s New York, starring co-writer Celyn Jones as the Welsh poet and Elijah Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin.

EIFF has boosted the prize money for all its competition strands and introduced a Documentary Feature Film Competition alongside its International Feature Film Competition, of which the latter ranges from Thailand’s Concrete Clouds, from Lee Chatametikool, to Kazakhstan’s The Owners from Adilkhan Yerzhanov.

Other previously announced strands include Teen Spirit and a German Focus, which will include features such as Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations Of The Cross, which won the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

EIFF artistic director Fujiwara said: “A film festival must keep trying to remain challenging, provocative and responsive, and I believe the programme we’re unveiling today shows our success at doing that this year.

“It’s a diverse and artistically strong programme that will delight and surprise our audiences, both old and new, and that will reward those who share our passion for exploring cinema in all its forms.”

EIFF 2014 line-up

WP = World Premiere / IP = International Premiere / EP = European Premiere / UK = UK Premiere

Opening Film

Hyena, Gerard Johnson (WP)

Closing Film

We’ll Never Have Paris, Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne (IP)

International Feature Film Competition

  • The Owners, Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kaz)
  • Sorrow and Joy, Nils Malmros (Den)
  • To Kill a Man, Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chile)
  • Ice Poison, Midi Z (Thai)
  • Stations of the Cross, Dietrich Brüggemann (Ger)
  • X/Y, Ryan Piers Williams (US) (IP)
  • Au Revoir l’ete, Koji Fukada (Jap)
  • Han Gong-ju, Lee Su-Jin (S Kor)
  • Uncertain Terms, Nathan Silver (US)
  • Club Sandwich, Fernando Eimbcke (Mex)
  • Concrete Clouds, Lee Chatametikool (Thai)

Documentary Feature Film Competition

  • Garnet’s Gold, Ed Perkins (UK)
  • ‘Til Madness Do Us Part, Wang Bing (Chi)
  • A Full Life, Samantha Fuller (US)
  • Castanha, Davi Pretto (Bra)
  • Life May Be, Mark Cousins, Mania Akbari (UK-Iran) (WP)
  • My Name Is Salt, Farida Pacha (Swi-Ind)
  • Chantier A, Tarek Sami, Karim Loualiche, Lucie Dèche (Alg-Fra)
  • Manakamana, Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez (Nep-US)
  • Staedtebewohner, Thomas Heise (Ger)
  • My Red Shoes, Sara Rastegar (Fra)

Michael Powell Award

  • Castles in the Sky, Gillies Mackinnon (WP)
  • Greyhawk, Guy Pitt
  • Hide and Seek, Joanna Coates (WP)
  • Hyena, Gerard Johnson (WP)
  • My Accomplice, Charlie Weaver Rolfe (WP)
  • Set Fire to the Stars, Andy Goddard (WP)
  • A Practical Guide To A Spectacular Suicide, Graham Hughes
  • Still Life, Uberto Pasolini
  • We Are Monster, Antony Petrou (WP)

Audience Award

  • The Anomaly, Noel Clarke
  • Castles in the Sky, Gillies Mackinnon
  • Cold In July, Jim Mickle
  • A Dangeous Game, Anthony Baxter
  • Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
  • The Green Inferno, Eli Roth
  • Hellion, Kat Chandler
  • Joe, David Gordon Green
  • Let Us Prey, Brian O’Malley
  • Life After Beth, Jeff Baena
  • A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn
  • Set Fire to the Stars, Andy Goddard
  • The Skeleton Twins, Craig Johnson
  • X/Y, Ryan Piers Williams

American Dreams

  • Cold in July, Jim Mickle (UK)
  • Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof (UK)
  • Hellion, Kat Candler (IP)
  • I Believe In Unicorns, Leah Meyerhoff (IP)
  • Joe, David Gordon Green (UK)
  • Medeas, Andrea Pallaoro (UK)
  • A Night in Old Mexico, Emilio Aragon (UK)
  • Palo Alto, Gia Coppola (UK)
  • The Skeleton Twins, Craig Johnson (EP)
  • Something, Anything, Paul Harrill (IP)
  • Uncertain Terms, Nathan Silver (IP)
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Simon Hawkins, Zeke Hawkins (EP)
  • X/Y, Ryan Piers Williams (IP)

Directors’ Showcase

  • Aberdeen, Pang Ho-cheung (UK)
  • Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Andreas Johnsen (UK)
  • Ana Arabia, Amos Gitai (UK)
  • Castles in the Sky, Gillies Mackinnon (WP)
  • Cathedrals of Culture, Wim Wenders, Robert Redford, et al
  • I’m Not Him, Tayfun Pirselimoglu (UK)
  • Ice Poison, Midi Z (UK)
  • In Order of Disappearance, Hans Petter Moland (UK)
  • The Invisible Life, Vitor Goncalves (UK)
  • Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?, Michel Gondry
  • Journey to the West, Tsai Ming-liang (UK)
  • Joy of Man’s Desiring, Denis Cote (UK)
  • Life May Be, Mark Cousins, Mania Akbari (WP)
  • A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn (UK)
  • N: The Madness of Reason, Peter Kruger (UK)
  • One of a Kind, Francois Dupeyron (UK)
  • Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho (UK)
  • Sorrow and Joy, Nils Malmros (UK)
  • Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-liang
  • ‘Til Madness Do Us Part, Wang Bing (UK)
  • To Kill a Man, Alejandro Fernandez Almendras (UK)
  • What Now? Remind Me, Joaquim Pinto (UK)

Films on Film

  • Doc of the Dead, Alexandre O. Philippe (EP)
  • A Fuller Life, Samantha Fuller (UK)
  • That Guy Dick Miller, Elijah Drenner (UK)
  • La Última Película, Raya Martin, Mark Peranson (UK)

Focus on Germany

  • Achtung! Maybe!
  • Beloved Sisters, Dominik Graf (UK)
  • Daughters, Maria Speth (UK)
  • Finsterworld, Frauke Finsterwalder (UK)
  • Home From Home - Chronicle Of A Vision, Edgar Reitz (UK)
  • A House In Berlin, Cynthia Beatt (UK)
  • The Incomplete, Jan Soldat (UK)
  • Jack, Edward Berger (UK)
  • Parents, Robert Thalheim (UK)
  • Pierrot Lunaire, Bruce LaBruce (UK)
  • Staedtebewohner, Thomas Heise (UK)
  • Stations Of The Cross, Dietrich Brüggemann (UK)
  • Small Revolutions (shorts)

Focus on Iran

  • Apparition, Dariush Mehrjui (IP)
  • Final Whistle, Niki Karimi (UK)
  • Fish and Cat, Shahram Mokri (UK)
  • I Hate the Dawn, Ali Karim (EP)
  • Iranian, Mehran Tamadon (UK)
  • Life May Be, Mark Cousins, Mania Akbari (WP)
  • My Red Shoes, Sara Rastegar (EP)
  • The Paternal House, Kianoosh Ayari (UK)

Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978

  • The Brick and the Mirror, Ebrahim Golestan
  • The Cow, Dariush Mehrjui
  • Downpour, Bahram Bayzai
  • The Mongols, Parviz Kimiavi
  • Night of the Hunchback, Farrokh Ghaffari
  • Still Life, Sohrab Shahid Saless
  • Truths Beyond Truth: Three Masterpieces

For the Family

  • For the Family (shorts)
  • The House of Magic, Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen (UK)
  • Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, David Douglas (IP)
  • The Nut Job, Peter Lepeniotis (UK)
  • Wolfy, the Incredible Secret, Gregoire Solotareff, Eric Omond (UK)
  • Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, Oskar Santos (UK)

New Perspectives

  • 40 Days of Silence
  • Anatomy of a Paper Clip
  • Au revoir l’ete
  • Be My Baby
  • Blind Dates
  • Castanha
  • Chantier A
  • Club Sandwich
  • Concrete Clouds
  • Displaced Perssons
  • Falling Star
  • The Fat and Angry
  • Garnet’s Gold
  • Greyhawk
  • The Guvnors, Gabe Turner (WP)
  • Han Gong-ju
  • Hardkor Disko
  • Hassan’s Way
  • Hide and Seek
  • Home
  • Intruders, Noh Young-seok
  • The Japanese Dog
  • Letter to the King, Hisham Zaman
  • Letters from the South
  • Liar’s Dice, Geethu Mohanda
  • Medeas
  • My Accomplice
  • My Name is Salt
  • Night Flight
  • The Owners
  • Patrick’s Day, Terry McMahon
  • A Practical Guide to a Spectacular Suicide
  • September
  • Set Fire to the Stars
  • Still Life
  • Virunga
  • We Are Monster

No Limits

  • Atlas, Antoine d’Agata
  • The Incomplete, Jan Soldat
  • Manakamana
  • Perfect Garden, Mara Mattuschka, Chris Haring
  • Pierrot Lunaire, Bruce LaBruce (UK)
  • La ultima peclicula
  • The Uprising, Peter Snowdon

Special Screenings

  • Bannan
  • Culloden, Peter Watkins
  • A Dangerous Game
  • Tony Benn: Will & Testament, Skip Kite (WP)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Irvin Kershner

Teen Spirit

  • Ballet Boys, Kenneth Elvebakk
  • #Chicagogirl - The Social Network Takes On A Dictator, Joe Piscatella
  • Finsterworld, Frauke Finsterwalder
  • Galore, Rhys Graham
  • Korso, Akseli Tuomivaara
  • Palo Alto
  • Violet, Bas Devos

Wicked and Wild

  • The Anomaly, Noel Clarke (WP)
  • Coherence
  • The Green Inferno, Eli Roth
  • Honeymoon, Leigh Janiak
  • The Infinite Man
  • Let Us Prey, Brian O’Malley
  • Life After Beth
  • Miss Zombie
  • Runaway Day
  • Scintilla
  • Soul