The festival will screen 188 films from more than 20 countries and is set to run from May 10-20.

Titles include Ernesto Foronda and Sila Howards’ Sunset Stories, Musa Syeed’s Valley Of The Saints and Richard Wong’s Yes, We’re Open.

Visual Communications’ VC Film Development Fund underwritten by Comcast will announce six filmmakers on opening night and will serve as executive producers to develop a narrative feature and finance up to $100,000.

“We are excited to present Hsia’s film as our opening night,” festival co-producer David Magdael said. “As one of one of our talented alums, we are proud to watch him grow as a filmmaker.”

For a complete list of the programme visit the official website.