The 34th annual Flanders International Film Festival will run from oct 9-20 and screen more than 200 films, documentaries and shorts including Benelux premieres for Once, The Savages, and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.

Among the special guests set to attend are Maurice Jarre, Walter Hill,
Danny Glover, and Richard Attenborough, whose romance Closing The Ring
will open the event.

Hill will receive the Joseph Plateau Award for Lifetime Achievement and will be the subject of a nine-film retrospective.

Other highlights include a live performance by Once stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, and a three-day concert programme with Gustavo Santaolalla, Alberto Iglesias, Harry Gregson-Williams and Mychael Danna.

Kathleen Turner will preside over the international jury of producers Stephen Woolley and Maria Kopf, composer Alex Heffes, Belgian actor Peter Van Den Begin, and Hungarian director Balint Kenyeres.

The festival will close with the 7th annual World Soundtrack Awards, when winners of the Film Composer Of The Year, Best Original Score Of The Year, Best Original Song For Film, Discovery Of The Year, and Public Choice Award will be announced.