The Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams, the eccentric new filmfestival in Nairn, Scotland, being organised by Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins, has announced details of its first programme.

The festival kicks off the afternoon of Aug 15 with Peter Ibbetson's Henry Hathaway (1935), an amour fou drama described as one of Swinton's favourite films;the eventwill close Aug 23 with Fellini's 8 ½.

The programme is revealed in full today at and a limited number of advance tickets are being sold.

Film director Joel Coen has programmed Busby Berkeley's Dames (1934) and Akira Kurosawa's High & Low.

Other selections during the 8 ½ day festival include Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant, George Pollock's Murder Most Foul, Powell & Pressburger's I Know Where I'm Going, 1994 Polish children's film Crows, the Bill Douglas Trilogy, and Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers.

Guests on hand will include John Byrne, who will introduce his 1993 film Boswell and Johnson's Tour Of The Western Isles, composer Simon Fisher Turner, who will perform the world premiere of a new score for Ozu's I Was Born, But , producer James Mackay to introduce Sergei Parajanov's Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors, experimental vocalist Wounded Knee, and animator Sylvain Chomet to introduce 25-minute The Old Lady And The Pigeons.