Lynette Rice
September 03, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Telluride Film Festival – which previously launched award contenders like Juno, Slumdog Millionaire and Brokeback Mountain –  announced the lineup for its Labor Day weekend program in Colorado. Entries include Life During Wartime from Todd Solondz, An Education from Lone Scherfig, and The Road from John Hillcoat (the latter is based on the Cormac McCarthy novel. Other flicks making an appearance that were already screened at Cannes in May: Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, which won the Palme d’Or, and Jane Campion’s Bright Star. Variety reports the line-up did not include the George Clooney starrer Up in the Air from Jason Reitman, despite rumors that it would be a last-minute addition.

In all, the exclusive festival will boast 24 new feature films, 29 short films and 10 documentaries from over 25 countries. The festival opens Friday and runs through Sept. 7.

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