The Thessaloniki International Film Festival has announced the first seven titles for its International Competition.

The 14-film competition for first and second features is programmed by festival director Despina Mouzaki.

The titles unveiled so far are:

Cell (Selda) by Ellen Ramos and Paolo Villaluna (Philippines)
Story of friendship and romantic love between two men who share a prison cell.

A Broom Becomes A Goldfish (Bitjaru, Geumbungeo Doeda) by Dong-joo Kim (Korea)
A poor. Middle-aged man in the Seoul outskirts descends into insanity.

Winds of September (Jiu Jiang Feng) by Tom Shu-Yu Lin (Taiwan/Hong Kong)
Teenage boys are forced to grow up after a terrible accident, set agains the Taiwan baseball fame-fixing scandal of 1996.

One Week Alone (Una Semana Solos) by Celina Murga (Argentina)
A poignant look at affluent surburban kids who break into neighbours' homes.

The Hourglass (Pescanik) by Szabolcs Tolnai (Serbia/Hungary/Montenegro)
Adapted form Danilo Kis' autobiographical stories of being a train inspector in war-torn Central Europe of the 1970s.

Three Blind Mice by Matthew Newton (Australia)
Sydney sailors remember their last trip to Iraq one night on a ship set for their return.

Ordinary Boys (Chicos Ordinarios) by Daniel Hernandez (Spain).
Three characters in an impoverished Muslim neighbourhood in Morocco try to better their lives.