The 12th Annual Slamdance Film festival will screen 21 premieresfrom a line-up of 20 narrative and documentary competition features and sixspecial screenings.

Organisers culled the selection from more than 3,000 submissions.Fifty-seven shorts will play in competition.

Competition entries include Andrew Leman's HP Lovecraft adaptationThe Call of Cthulhu,Todd Rohal's mystery The Guatemalan Handshake, and Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim'sdocumentary Abduction,about a 13 year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies.

Among the Special screenings are Debra Eisenstadt's The LimboRoom, which centres onsexual harassment in the theatre, and Van Fischer's Neo Ned, which stars Gabrielle Union as a blackgirl who believes Hitler's soul is trapped inside her body. Jeremy Renner alsostars.

'Following the success of Mad Hot Ballroom's festival premiere, its big sale andbox office results, people are sensing the true value of a Slamdance film,"Slamdance president and co-founder Peter Baxter said.

"And this success has not altered our overall direction for 2006.Slamdance Number 12 will celebrate, as always, our original mission ofshowcasing emerging filmmaking talent. If you want to see true independent filmSlamdance is the place to be."

As previously announced the festival will open on Jan 19 with theUS premiere of Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers.

Slamdance willrun from Jan 19-27 2006 in Park City, Utah. For further information visit theofficial website at