The East Coast premiere of Shane Meadows' drama Once Upon A Time In The Midlands will open the sixth annual Newport International Film Festival (NIFF), which runs from Jun 10-15.

The line-up includes more than 60 American and international films, including Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner American Splendor, Alejandro Agresti's Argentine-Dutch family drama Valentin and Tom Peosay's Tibet: Cry Of The Snow Lion.

NIFF also features documentaries, short films, animation and panel discussions as well as new sidebars on children's programming, Potuguese-language films, musicals and a retrospective on directorial debuts.