The 39th annual Colorado event has announced its annual line-up featuring the customary list of unofficial world premieres prior to or around the same time as their official outings in Venice and Toronto.

The Telluride programme is as follows:

The Act Of Killing (Denmark), dir Joshua Oppenheimer
Amour (Austria), dir Michael Haneke
At Any Price (US), dir Ramin Bahrani
The Attack (Lebanon-France), dir Ziad Doueiri
Barbara (Germany), dir Christian Petzold
The Central Park Five (US), dirs Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Everyday (UK), dir Michael Winterbottom
Frances Ha (US), dir Noah Baumbach
The Gatekeepers (Israel), dir Dror Moreh
Ginger And Rosa (England), dir Sally Potter
The Hunt (Denmark), dir Thomas Vinterberg
Hyde Park On Hudson (US), dir Roger Michell
The Iceman (US), dir Ariel Vromen
Love, Marilyn (US), dir Liz Garbus
Midnight’s Children (Canada-Sri Lanka), dir Deepa Mehta
No (Chile), dir Pablo Larraín
Paradise: Love (Austria), dir Ulrich Seidl
Piazza Fontana (Italy), dir Marco Tullio Giordana
A Royal Affair (Denmark), dir Nikolaj Arcel
Rust & Bone (France), dir Jacques Audiard
The Sapphires (Australia), dir Wayne Blair
Stories We Tell (Canada), dir Sarah Polley
Superstar (France), dir Xavier Giannoli
Wadjda (Saudi Arabia), dir Haifaa Al-Mansour
What Is This Film Called Love? (Ireland-Mexico), dir Mark Cousins.

Additional sneak previews will be announced throughout the four-day event. Visit the official website to stay in touch with the programme. Telluride runs from Aug 31-Sept 3.

“This year’s programme offers unique insights into the world today and past history,” festival co-director Gary Meyer said. “It is an especially strong year for films told by and about women.”

The 2012 Silver Medallion Awards recognising an artist’s “significant contribution to the world of cinema”, go to Roger Corman, Marion Cotillard and Mads Mikkelsen.

Telluride Film Festival annually celebrates an annual “hero of cinema” and this year’s award will go to C Chapin Cutler Jr. and Boston Light & Sound “for a commitment to setting the highest standards of film presentations at film festivals and special events worldwide.”

Previously announced guest director Geoff Dyer presents the following six programmes:

Baraka (US, 1992), dir Ron Fricke
Beau Travail (France, 1999) dir Clair Denis
Stalker (Russia, 1979), dir Andrei Tarkovsky
Together (Sweden, 2000), dir Lukas Moodysson
Unrelated (UK, 2007), dir Joanna Hogg
Werner X 2 includes two Werner Herzog films: Lessons Of Darkness (France-UK-Germany, 1992) and The Great Ecstasy Of Woodcarver Steiner (Germany, 1974).

Additional film revivals include the “Pordenone Presents” selection of the rare Raymond Griffiths comedy Hands Up!, I Knew Her Well introduced by Alexander Payne, The Marvelous Life Of Joan Of Arc, Retour Du Flamme 2012. Jack Garfein’s Something Wild and The Strange One are the subject of the festival spotlight.