Jonathan Ross is returning to the BBC for a one-off presenting gig this autumn, just months after his defection to ITV. 

The presenter will host the seventh annual BBC4 World Cinema Awards 2010, which will take place at the BFI Southbank in London on 7 October. They will be aired on the digital channel two days later.

This year’s shortlist includes Swedish vampire thriller Let The Right One In, French prison drama A Prophet and Waltz with Bashir, an animated remembering of the 1982 Lebanon War. Other contenders are I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton, and Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon.

Richard Klein, controller of BBC4, said: “It’s really important to encourage the viewing of such important stories from the world around us – this year’s shortlist is further proof of an exceptional year for international film.”

This year, some 200 UK-wide film writers were invited to select shortlisted films from around 280 recent releases, and the five that polled highest were then shortlisted. A specially-assembled jury will debate the films and select an overall winner.