A raft of Dutch films will have their world premieresduring the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 26-Feb 6)
They are: Souls Of Naples (Zielen Van Napels) byVincent Monnikendam, Voorland by Eugenie Jansen, The Mystery Of TheSardine (Het Mysterie Van De Sardine) by Erik van Zuylen, CinemaInvisible: The Book (Cinema Invisible: Het Boek) by Kees Hin, Brossaby Digna Sinke and Colette Bothof's debut feature film Zwarte Zwanen (BlackSwans).
0605 by murdered film-maker Theo van Gogh also getsits screen premiere during the festival, following its Dutch internet release.
Meanwhile, European internet communications companyTiscali has been named as a new main sponsor of the festival, joining Dutchnational newspaper de Volkskrant and Dutch public network VPRO.
Elsewhere, Russian filmmaker and photographer YevgeniYufit has been selected as IFFR 2005 Filmmaker in Focus.