The Stockholm International Film Festival, has programmed 170 films from 40 countreis for its 18th edition (Nov 15-25)

Festival director Git Scheynius announced that Wes Anderson will receive the Stockholm Visionary Award 2007.

Anderson will attend the festival to introduce his latest film, The Darjeeling Limited, and fellow US director Paul Schrader is also due for a bronze horse award, the Stockholm Life Achievement Award, and to present The Walker as well as a retrospective of his work.

As previously reported, the festival will open for the first time with the world premiere of a Swedish film, Josef Fares' Leo. Fares stars alongside Leonard Terfelt, Shahab Salehi and Sara E dberg, in the story of a man and his girlfriend whose lives are changed on his 30th birthday.

Leo is screening in the festival's Open Zone section, screening new films from established directors such as David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, Francois Ozon's Angel, Tom Kalin's Savage Grace and Baltasar Kormakur's Jar City.

Eastern Promises, The Darjeeling Limited and The Walker will also be on show at one of six red carpet events at the Skandia Theatre, daily festival galas, with the Cronenberg movie preceded by a 20-minute live concert conducted by his composer, Howard Shore.

Christian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Anton Corbijn's Control and Kim Tai-sik's Driving With My Wife's Lover, all represented by their directors, are among the 20 entries in the international competition, with Nadine Labaki's Caramel and Veiku Ounpuu's Autumn Ball.

The American Independents comprises 18 new titles, including Ethan and Joel Coen's No Country for Old Men, Sean Penn's Into the Wild, Adrienne Shelley's Waitress, Steve Buscemi's Interview, Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park and Abel Ferrara's Go Go Tales.

Another 18 selections will screen in Asian Images, such as Takeshi Kitano's Glory to the Filmmaker!, starring himself as a director, Park Chan-wook's I'm a Cyborg but that's OK, Naomi Kawase's The Mourning Forest and Yu Li's Lost in Beijing .

The festival has been dedicated to Ingmar Bergman, with a screening of his Wild Strawberries, a seminar on Bergman in an International Perspective chaired by Peter Cowie and a FestivalTV programme on Bergman and the Women, with Bibbi Andersson and Pernilla August.