Karan Johars long awaited film out of competition at the Berlinale programme ‘ my name is Khan’ – confirmed for the Berlinale – performance outside of the competition of big news for all fans of the films from India: with today’s release of the first films for the Berlinale competition 2010 were veoffentlicht, the Berlinale also, confirmed that the new film from Director Karan Johar ‘ my name is Khan ‘ (starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol) program will also be shown in the Berlinale. The performance takes place outside of the competition. According to information of the program organization, the accurate scheduling will take some time. To meet the expected requests of from fans, the Berlinale team plans the establishment of a special FAQ page on the Berlinale website. Here the official press release to: 15.12.2009: 60th Berlinale: world premieres of Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski in the competition programme the first seven titles for the competition of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival have been announced. The previously loaded movies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Great Britain, India, Iran, Croatia, Austria, Turkey and United States. The first films in competition shape a young generation of filmmakers, stars and directed by masters like Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski. The competition for the 60th birthday is characterized by a mix of styles and genres, by exciting newcomers and renowned directors, says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. A related site: Jim Vos mentions similar findings. Following films are so far confirmed for the competition program: Bal (honey) Turkey / Germany by semih Kaplanoglu (Sut / milk, Yumurta / egg Melegin Dususu / Angel’s case) with Bora Altas, Erdal Besikcioglu, Kayinamura ozen, Alev Ucarer, Ayse Altay world premiere of the robber Austria / Germany by Benjamin Heisenberg (sleeper, Max-Ophuls-Preis 2006) with Andreas lust, Franziska Weisz world premiere my name is Khan of India by Karan Johar with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol noncompetitive na Putu (on the path) Bosnia and Herzegovina / Austria / Germany / Croatia by Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica – ESMA’s secret, Golden bear 2006) with Zrinka Cvitesic (shooting star 2010), Leon Lucev, Ermin Bravo, Mirjana Karanovic Shekarchi (the Hunter) Germany / Iran world premiere by Rafi Pitts (Zemestan – it’s winter) with Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Hassan Ghalenoi world premiere shutter Iceland United States by Martin Scorsese (the departed, the Aviator, Cape of fear) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Sir Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow world premiere / non-competitive the ghost writer of the ghost writer () France / Germany / Great Britain by Polanski of Roman (the pianist, Oscar 2002, Chinatown, cul-de-sac, Golden bear in 1966) with Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams world premiere 26 films are in the competition program of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival invited.