Sofia Coppola's Tokyo-based drama Lost In Translation, Oscar-winning British film-maker KevinMacDonald's true-life mountaineering drama Touching The Void and Billy Ray's Shattered Glass, based on the life of the disgracedformer journalist Stephen Glass, are among the line-up of North Americanpremieres to screen at the 30th Telluride Film Festival, which runs from Aug29-Sept 1.

Other North American premieres at the event, which is tucked awayin Colorado's Rocky Mountains and famously refuses to announce its line-up inadvance, include Gus Van Sant's Palme d'Or winner Elephant, Lars Von Trier's Dogville, Peter Webber's Girl With A PearlEarring, starringScarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, Denys Arcand's Barbarian Invasions and Errol Morris' Robert McNamaradocumentary, Fog Of War.

The list continues with John Crowley's crime drama Intermission, starring Colin Farrell, Chrisoffer Boe'sCamera d'Or winning directorial debut Reconstruction, Sylvain Chomet's animated comedy TheBelleville Triplets,Sarah Gavron's UK drama This Little Life, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Turkish drama Uzak, Siddiq Barmak's Afghan drama Osama and Rolf De Heer's Australian thriller-dramaAlexandra's Project.

This year the acclaimed composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim joinsfestival directors Bill Pence and Tom Luddy as guest director and has curated amini-retrospective of the French film-maker Julien Duvivier.

Sondheim will take part in an on-stage interview and will alsopresent a revival of George Stevens' comedy classic The More The Merrier and the tribute to Polish directorKrzysztof Zanussi.

Honourees include Ted Turner, who will receive a Silver Medallionin recognition of his film conservation work, and Toni Collette, whose actingcredits feature Muriel's Wedding, The Sixth Sense and the upcoming Japanese Story, which also gets its North Americanpremiere.

Specialprogrammes honouring veteran film-maker Peter Brook and the late experimentalfilmmaker Stan Brakhage, Paul Schrader's on-stage interview of Gus Van Sant andscreenings of Buster Keaton's The General and Charles Varnel's Dans La Nuit are also scheduled.