The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will feature 43 world premieres as well as 35 international and 34 European premieres.

The line-up includes a strong showing from Eastern Europe with Andrei Khrzhanovsky's Room AndA Half and Alexei Balabanov'sMorphiaand Armenian director Harutyun Khachatryan's Border. All will appear in the Spectrum section.

As previously announced, eight world premieres will compete for the VPRO Tiger awards. Click here for more.

The festival will also include a record 33 films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, all of which will compete for the $13,500 (Euros 10,000) Dioraphte Award.

The festival has also announced details of its Bright Future section. Included in the line-up are two British films: Nick Moran's directorial debut Telstar and Pat Holden's Awaydays. Noud Heerkens' Last Conversation and Jiska Rickels' doc Babaji, An Indian Love Story are among the Dutch entrants.

IFFR 2009 World premieres

VPRO Tiger Awards Competition
Dogging: A Love Story (Simon Ellis. UK)
At West of Pluto (À l'ouest de Pluton) (Henry Bernadet, Myriam Verreault .Canada)
Schottentor (Caspar Pfaundler. Austria)
Wrong Rosary (Uzak ihtimal) (Mahmut Fazil Coskun. Turkey)
Tourists (Turistas) (Alicia Scherson. Chile)*
The Hungry Ghosts (Michael Imperioli. USA)
The Strength of Water Armagan Ballantyne. New Zealand, Germany)
Floating in Memory (Liu li Peng Tao. China) *

Bright Future

All My Failed Attempts (Tan Chui Mui. Malaysia)
Bollywood Hero (Diederik van Rooijen. Netherlands)
Last Conversation (Het laatste gesprek) (Noud Heerkens. Netherlands)
The Tree (El árbol) (Carlos Serrano Azcona. Spain, Mexico)
April Showers (Águas mil) (Ivo M. Ferreira. Portugal)
Looking For Cherry Blossoms (Sakura na hito tachi) Joe Odagiri Japan
Oh My Soul (Nicholas Monsour USA)
The Blessing (Velsignelsen) (Heidi Maria Faisst. Denmark)
Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (Ian Olds. USA)
Tattoo (Ci qing) (Wang Liren. China)
Agrarian Utopia (Uruphong Raksasad. Thailand)
Babaji, An Indian Love Story (Jiska Rickels. Netherlands)


The Absence (L'absence) Mama Keïta Senegal, France 2009
Kikoe (Iwai Chikara. Japan)
Border (Sahman) (Harutyun Khachatryan. Armenia,Netherlands)*
This Area Is Under Quarantine (Boriven nee yu pai tai karn kuk kun) (Thunska Pansittivorakul. Thailand)
Dazzle (Oogverblindend) (Cyrus Frisch. Netherlands)
The Ferrari Dino Girl (Holka Ferrari Dino) (Jan Nemec. Czech Republic)
Crepuscule (Maartje Seyferth, Victor Nieuwenhuijs. Netherlands)
FILM IST.A Girl &A Gun (Gustav Deutsch. Austria)
Room AndA Half (Poltory komnaty ili sentimentalnoe puteshestvie na rodinu) (Andrei Khrzhanovsky. Russia)
The Middle Mystery Of Kristo Negro (Day tingnga ti misteryo ti Kristo Negro) (Khavn De La Cruz Philippines)

* Hubert Bals funded