A line up of 175 films from 26 countries will screen at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, taking place October 11 - November 14--one of the longest in the U.S. Sixteen world, eight U.S. and four East Coast debuts are slated for the 22nd edition, with 12 screening in competition. World debuts include a "story of survival," "Portage," human trafficking story "Shanghai Hotel," and the story of a "controversial tragedy," "The Reflecting Pool." Competition films include "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Napoleon et Moi," "The Savages," Uranya," "Tuya's Marriage," "Dot Com," "American Visa," and "All About My Bush." Closing the event is Dallas Jenkins' drama "Midnight Clear" starring Stephen Baldwin. "The challenge each year is to make the festival seem different--adding new excitement to the festivities. This year captures that excitement with new venues, new parties and a great list of celebrities. Most importantly, we have assembled a spectacular program of films from all over the globe," commented festival president Gregory von Hausch. "We have a wonderful selection of comedies, some triumphant personal stories, and others that reflect the challenges we face today." For more information and a full line up, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]