Spain's San Sebastian International Film Festival has unveiled the 20 titles that will compete for the New Director's Award at this year's 50th anniversary edition (Sept 19-28).

The award, sponsored by telecoms provider Jazztel, comes with a purse of Euros 150,000, touted by San Sebastian organizers as the highest prize of any festival award.

The line-up, overwhelmingly European in scope, includes only films from first- and second-time directors. Two of the titles will also compete in the festival's official competition. The list includes:

The Sea (Hafid) Dir. Baltasar Kormákur (Iceland) (also in official selection)
Whale Rider Dir. Niki Caro (NZ-Germany) (also in official selection)
Baby Dir. Philipp Stoelzl (Germany)
Big Girls Don't Cry (Grosse Madchen Weinen Nicht) Dir. Maria Von Heland (Germany)

Carlos Contra El Mundo Dir. Chiqui Carabante (Spain)
Como El Gato Y El Raton Dir. Rodrigo Triana (Columbia-France)
Dans Ma Peau Dir. Marina de Van (France)
Les Diables Dir. Christopher Ruggia (France)
La Espera Dir. Aldo Garay (Uruguay)
Hukkle Dir. Palfi Gyorgy (Hungary)
The Way Home (Jibeuro) Dir. Lee Jeong-hyang (Korea)
Love Liz Dir. Todd Louiso (USA)
Morrison And Me (Mima Ja Morrison Dir. Lenka Hellstedt (Finland)
Paraiso B Dir. Nicolas Acuna (Chile)
Real Women Have Curves Dir. Patricia Cardoso (USA)
Scherbentanz Dir. Chris Kraus (Germany)
El Traje Dir. Alberto Rodriguez (Spain)
Living Kills Me (Vivre Me Tue)Dir. Jean-Pierre Sinapi (France)
Some Secrets (Vylet)Dir. Allice Nellis (Czech Rep)
Yellowknife Dir. Rodrigue Jean (Canada)