The Boat That Rocked will open CPH:PIX, Denmark's new international feature film festival which runs from April 16 to 26.

Richard Curtis will introduce the film together with actors Bill Nighy and Nick Frost.

The festival will screen over 180 new films from across the world, with the complete programme to be announced on March 26.

There will be a special focus on the 12 films that have been selected to compete in the festival's main competition programme for first-time feature film directors:New Talent Grand Pix. The winner will receive $78,000.

The 12 films that have been selected for the competition are:

- The Artist, Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, Argentina (2008)

- Gigantic, Matt Aselton, USA (2008)

- Crush and Blush, Kyoung-mi Lee, South Korea (2008)

- A Light in the Fog, Panahbarkhoda Rezaee, Iran (2008)

- Katalin Varga, Peter Strickland, Romania (2009)

- Be Good, Juliette Garcias, France (2008

- Helen, Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor, Ireland (2008)

- Moon, Duncan Jones, UK (2009)

- Without You I'm Nothing, Florian Eichinger, Germany (2008)

- Guidance, Johan Jonason, Sweden (2009)

- North, Rune Denstad Langlo, Norway (2009)

- The Blessing, Heidi Maria Faisst, Denmark (2009)