This year's fourth edition of Era New Horizons festival,eastern Europe's leading art house film festival, broke all previous recordsfor ticket sales with 93,602 tickets sold comparied to 56,179 last year.

The festival held in Cieszyn, southern Poland, from 22 Julyto 1 August screened 166 features and 166 short films from 36 countries.

Eleonore Faucher's Brodeuseswon the Grand Prix while other competition entries which received high scores,voted by the audience, were Jennifer Todd Reeves' The Time We Killed, Tomas Alfredson's Four Shades Of Brown, Hirokazu Kore-eda's Nobody Knows and Guy Maddin's TheSaddest Music In The World.

Apart from the competition the festival included a focus onKorean cinema (20 new films), a tribute to Hungarian director Bela Tarr, whovisited the festival; a programme of all films by Michelangelo Antonioni andthe full Cremaster Cycle by MathewBarney.

The fifth Era New Horizons Film Festival will be held inCieszyn from 21-31, July, 2005.