The Zagreb Film Festival has announced the films in competition for its sixth edition.
Entries featured in competition are first or second films by their directors, and fall into three sections: features, documentaries and shorts. The festival runs from October 19-25.
Films already receiving attention from the feature competition programme include Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, Huseyin Karabey's festival favourite My Marlon And Brando, Aida Begic's Cannes Critic's Week winner Snow and Belgian directorial trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy's Rumba.
There is a strong music theme to this year's documentary selection, with entries such as Serbian As If It Was Once by Dusan Vesic and Sandra Rancic about the Yugoslav cult rock band EKV and US Jackie Reem Salloum's Slingshot Hip Hop about the first Palestinian hip hop band.
The shorts competition consists of 16 films, including: Slovenian Jan Cvitkovic's I Know, winner of a special mention in Sarajevo; UK Harry Wootliff's Trip, winner of the Shine Award at Bradford; and Icelandic Runar Eyjolfur Runarsson's 2 Birds, winner of best drama award and best director award at The Melbourne International Film Festival.
All three juries are comprised of women: Marit Kapla , director of the Goteborg Film Festival, Bosnian Sejla Kameric , and Nadine Luque, British producer, will serve on the feature and shorts jury. The documentary competition programme jury includes Dana Budisavljevic, director and producer, Israeli director Avishag Leibovich and Croatian director Sasa Vojkovic.