American films are the starsof the "Pearls" section and Spanish documentaries lead the Special Screeners inthe Zabaltegi sidebar of the upcoming Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept21-30).

Among the "Pearls" competingfor the TCM Audience Award, which offers $38,503 (Euros 30,000)to the Spanish distributor, are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu'sCannes best director winner Babel,starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchettand Gael Garcia Bernal, and fellow US-based Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's Venice screener Children Of Men, a UK-US co-production starring Clive Owen,Julianne Moore and Michael Caine set in a futureworld where humans are unable to procreate.

Two more US titles come from Sundance: Jonathan Demme's rockumentary Neil Young: Heart OfGold, and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris'family comedy Little Miss Sunshine,starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear.

US-France-Mali co-productionThe Court (Bamako), about a makeshiftcivilian trial against the IMF for abuses in black Africa, screened in Cannes,as did two other Pearls: Adrian Caetano's Buenos Aires 1977 (CronicaDe Una Fuga), about thekidnapping and torture of a football star at the height of the Argentinedictatorship; and all-star portmanteau film Paris,Je T'Aime.

Portuguese veteran Manoel de Oliveira will screen his Bunuelsequel Belle Toujoursfollowing its Venice slot, and Fredi M. Murer brings his Bruno Ganz-starrerVitus,about a child prodigy's dream to save his family, from Berlin.

The five Special Screeners,all documentaries from Spain, include: David Truebaand Luis Alegre's LaSilla De Fernando, a dialogue with legendaryactor-writer-director Fernando Fernan Gomez; FernandoMendez Leite's ElProductor, a tribute to the career of veteranproducer Elias Querejeta; EterioOrtega's Spanish Civil War portrait Noticias De Una Guerra; Harkaitz Martinezand Igor Otxoa's Nomadak Tx, which follows musicians specializingin the txalaparta instrument to various corners ofthe world; and Arkaitz BasterraZalbide's Agian, about a troupe of Basque artists.