Stuart Gordon's horror-thriller Stuck starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea and Andrzej Krakowski's comedy Looking For Palladin with Ben Gazzara and Talia Shire are among competition entries in the 2008 Monaco Charity Film Festival.

Overall nine world premieres will screen at the Mediterranean event, set to run from May 13 to 17, and organisers will honour the best documentaries, features, screenplay and student film and bestow humanitarian awards on the top feature-length and short documentaries.

Each year the festival showcases a film school and this year's focus will be on Dongseo University in Pusan, South Korea, and Notre Dame University in Lebanon.

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