Eight features and 70 short films from more than 30 countries will face off in the two parallel competition sections of next month's 18th annual Cinema Jove Film Festival (June 14-21).
The feature titles chosen from 47 entries to this youth-oriented festival in Valencia, Spain all mark their premieres in Spain.
The festival highlights their focus on current-day themes and relations affecting young children and adolescents.
They include: Lynne Ramsay's Movern Callar (UK), Jeffrey Erback's The Nature Of Nicholas (Can), Omri Levy's Miss Entebbe (Isr), Dino Mustafic's Remake (Bos-Herz, Fr, Turk), Jerome Bonnell's Le Chignon D'Olga (Fr, Belg), Matteo Garrone's L'Imbalsamatore (It), Klaus Haro's Elina-Som Om Jag Inte Fanns (Swe, Fin) and Sulbiye V Gunar's Karamuk (Ger).
Of the 200 entries and 70 selections to the short film competition, Spain has the highest representation with 10 shorts, followed by France with eight and Germany with six. The festival also hosts an international market for short films.
This year's Jove will also feature tributes and sections dedicated to Richard Lester, Thomas Vinterberg, The Young Coppola, New Argentinean Cinema and Polish animation scripter Piotr Dumala.