A festival featuring works by French documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls and Frederick Wiseman, an American filmmaker, will be held Oct. 12 through Nov. 11 at the University of Utah.

The films will be shown in Waldemar P. Read Auditorium in Orson Spencer Hall. Panel discussions will be held Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 15 in the Alumni House from 3 to 5 p.m. The screenings and panel discussions are free and the public is encouraged to attend.The film festival prepares for Ophuls' visit to the university in January when he will deliver the Tanner Lecture on Human Values. Wiseman will join Ophuls in a panel discussion.

Ophuls' films are:

- "The Sorrow and the Pity," Friday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 14; part one at 2 p.m.; part two at 7 p.m.

- "Sense of Loss," Friday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

- "Memory of Justice," Friday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 28; 2 p.m. part one; 7 p.m. part two.

- "Hotel Terminus," Friday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 4; part one at 2 p.m.; part two at 7 p.m.

Wiseman's films are:

- "Law and Order," Friday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.

- "Missile," Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.

The film series is offered for credit through the Division of Continuing Education, 581-5711.