The 22nd edition of theWarsaw International Film Festival will open Oct 6 with the world premiere of Lukasz Karwowski's South By Northwest.

The programme, which runsuntil Oct 15, will include roughly 140 films from 48 countries.

Czech filmmaker Petr Zelenka will chair the jury,which will award the Nescafe Grand Prix and $6,432 (Euros 5,000) to the bestfilm in the New Films New Directors international competition. Among the filmsalready announced for this competition are two projects which screened in worldpremiere at Cannes: Adam Guzinski's The Boy On AGalloping Horse and Slawomir Fabicki'sRetrieval.

Michal Rosa's What The Sun Has Seen -- which like South By Northwest will proceed to Pusan -- will contend for the top prize in the festival'snew Regional Competition for films from Central and Eastern Europe. The new International Competition of DocumentaryFeatures will feature the world premiere of Slawomir Grunberg and Ewa Pieta's Burning Man.

The festival will alsoscreen Piotr Uklanski's pierogi-western SummerLove, which screened in Venice.