Among the line-up of 70 films are the centerpiece screenings of Fashion In Film from festival sponsor Starz and Dilip Mehta's documentary The Forgotten Woman, which gets its US premiere.
The festival has also announced the ten nominees for the Hollywood Movie Of The Year Award. They are: The Dark Knight, Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!, Hancock, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda, Sex And The City, Tropic Thunder, Wall-E and Wanted.
Members of the public will vote for the winner at the Yahoo! Movies website www.movies.yahoo.com.