The Cannes Film Festival's annual young filmmakers' workshop announced its participants on Wednesday for the upcoming session.

The Festival Residence is a four-month programme aimed at helping filmmakers prepare a first or second film project.

The list of directors heading to this year's programme which begins on October 1 is: Karin Ainouz from Brazil, Veronica Chen from Argentina, the UK's Stephen Ellis, Finland's Kiris Liimatainen, Hungary's Kornel Mundrunczo and Marta Parlatore from Italy.

Both Mundrunczo and Ainouz have already had films selected by Cannes with the former's short film A-78-AS Szent Johannaja having screened in Directors' Fortnight in 2003 while the latter's Madame Sata ran in the Un Certain Regard sidebar in 2002.

Both will be working on their second features during the Residence. Mundrunczo's first feature, Pleasant Days, was a winner at Locarno last year.

All of the directors will benefit from time to hone their scripts, meetings with industry professionals and other filmmakers for guidance and room and board over the four months.

Director Claire Denis presided over this year's selection committee choosing the winning six directors from a pool of 122.

Former Residence graduates include Peter Sollet whose Long Way Home ran in Un Certain Regard in 2002 and Emily Young whose Kiss Of Life had a berth in Un Certain Regard in 2003