The International Film Festival Rotterdam has unveiled its Bright Future programme of first and second feature films, comprised of 80 films from 38 countries.

The selection includes 18 world premieres.

The programme include documentaries The Last Buffalo Hunt, Twin Brothers, 53 Scenes From A Childhood, and Imagine, The Sky, the latter about an institute for the blind in Sierra Leone.

Park Chan-Kyong, the brother of Park Chan-Wook, presents a film essay, with fiction elements, about the Korean city Anywang. Russian director Pavel Kostomarov, who was the DoP for How I Ended This Summer, co-directs I Love You, portrait of youth in Rostov-on-Don.

And US indies include A Little Closer, Bad Posture, New Jerusalem starring Old Joy’s Will Oldham, and Michael Tully’s Septien (which will also play at Sundance).

Of the selections, 15 were previously backed by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund, including Yulene Olaizola’s Artificial Paradises (Mexico), Theo Court’s Ocaso (Chile) and Li Ruijun’s Old Donkey (China).

IFFR Bright Future 2011

World premieres

The Winter of the Odd Ones Out (El invierno de los raros), dir Rodrigo Guerrero (Argentina)

Le Grand Tour, dir Jerôme le Maire (Belgium)

Grande Hotel, dir Lotte Stoops (Belgium)

Black Blood, dir Zhang Miaoyan (China-France) [HBF supported]

The Day I Disappeared (Roozi ke man napadid shodam), dir Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi (Iran-Netherlands)

Artificial Paradises (Paraísos artificiales), dir Yulene Olaizola (Mexico) [HBF]

I Love You (Ja tebya lublu), dirs Alexander Rastorguev, Pavel Kostomarov (Russia)

Water Hands, dir Vladimir Todorovic (Singapore-Serbia-Montenegro)

Characters, dir Son Kwang-Ju (South Korea)

Anyang, Paradise City, dir Park Chan-Kyong (South Korea)

Color Runaway Dog (Color perro que huye), dir Andrés Duque (Spain)

Twin Brothers, 53 Scenes from a Childhood (PangPang bröder, 53 scener från en barndom), dir Axel Danielson (Sweden-Denmark)

Imagine, the Sky, dir Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky (Switzerland-Sierra Leone)

New Jerusalem, dir R. Alverson (US)

The Last Buffalo Hunt, dir Lee Anne Schmitt and Lee Lynch (US)

Bad Posture, dir Malcolm Murray (US)

A Little Closer, dir Matthew Petock (US)

Behind the Red Motel Door, dir TheWorldFamous Ike (US-Mexico)

International premieres

The Water at the End of the World (El agua del fin del mundo), dir Paula Siero (Argentina)

Neverquiet (Film of Wonders), dirs Felipe Bragança, Marina Meliande, Karim Aïnouz, Ivo Lopes Araujo, Gustavo Bragança, Helvécio Marins Jr., Clarissa Campolina, Caetano Gotardo, Raphael Mesquita, Leonardo Levis, Carolina Durão, Andrea Capella, Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas (Brazil)

Primordial Ties, dir Otto Buj (Canada)

Decline (Ocaso), dir Théo Court (Chile/Dominican Republic) [HBF]

Unplugged (Je suis un No Man’s Land), dir Thierry Jousse (France)

The Lord’s Ride (La BM du Seigneur), dir Jean-Charles Hue (France)

Belkibolang, dirs Agung Sentausa, Ifa Isfansyah, Tumpal Christian Tampubolon, Rico Marpaung, Anggun Priambodo, Azhar Lubis, Wisnu Surya Pratama, Edwin, Sidi Saleh (Indonesia)

Hot as Hell: the Deadbeat March, dir Okuda Yosuke (Japan)

Beyond These Mountains (Hinter diesen Bergen), dir Michael Krummenacher (Switzerland-Germany)

Speak, Yes! That’s Us, (Uganda-South Africa)

Septien, dir Michael Tully (US)

European premieres

Fortune Teller, Xu Tong, China

The Old Donkey, dir Li Ruijun, China [HBF]

Tape, dir Li Ning (China)

Piano in a Factory, dir Zhang Meng (China)

Soul of Sand, dir Sidharth Srinivasan (India) [HBF]

Qarantina, dir Oday Rasheed (Iraq-Germany) [HBF]

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, dirs Wang Jing, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Kaz Cai (Singapore)

Karma, dir Prasanna Jayakody (Sri Lanka)

Tyrannosaur, dir Paddy Considine (UK)

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, dir Brent Green (US)

The full Rotterdam line-up is available from Jan 20.