Tue. March 2:
9:15 Sundance at EFM 1 – First Date
12:45 Virtual Cinema 10 – Wildcat
13:40 Sundance at EFM 2 – I Was a Simple Man
15:10 Virtual Cinema 12 – Lorelei
17:20 Virtual Cinema 13 – The Sanctity of Space
Wed. March 3:
9:10 Virtual Cinema 11 – Lorelei
11:05 Virtual Cinema 3 – The Sanctity of Space
14:40 Virtual Cinema 11 – My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To
17:45 Sundance at EFM 2 – I Was a Simple Man
18:15 Sundance at EFM 1 – Superior
Thur. March 4:
9:30 Sundance at EFM 2 – I Was a Simple Man
11:00 Sundance at EFM 1 – First Date
13:10 Virtual Cinema 7 – The Surrogate
14:45 Sundance at EFM 2 – El Planeta
16:20 Sundance at EFM 1 – Superior
18:00 Virtual Cinema 6 – My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To
Fri. March 5:
11:00 Sundance at EFM 2 – El Planeta
16:10 Virtual Cinema 5 – The Surrogate
17:45 Virtual Cinema 7 – Wildcat
We will be virtually attending AFM this year with a number of titles including My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, Lorelei, All I Can Say, The Surrogate, Wildcat, White Riot, Minyan, Feels Good Man, and Dinner in America.
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Our EFM slate this year includes Berlinale selections White Riot and Minyan, Sundance titles Feels Good Man, The Last Shift, Dinner in America, and Summer White, and TIFF selection Hearts and Bones!
Thur. February 20:
11:00 CinemaxX 15 | The Last Shift
Fri. February 21:
9:00 CinemaxX 11 | Minyan
13:10 Parliament Studio | Dinner in America
16:05 CinemaxX 17 | Summer White
19:05 CinemaxX 11 | Feels Good Man
Sat. February 22:
10:00 CinemaxX 9 | Feels Good Man
14:40 CinemaxX 17 | Dinner in America
15:30 Cubix 7 | Minyan (Festival)
16:50 CinemaxX 13 | White Riot
Sun. February 23:
11:30 dffb-Kino | Hearts and Bones
15:30 Zoo Palast 1 | White Riot (Festival)
16:20 dffb Atelier Studio | Summer White
22:00 Cubix 5 | Minyan (Festival)
Mon. February 24:
9:00 CinemaxX 11 | The Last Shift
9:30 Parliament Studio | White Riot
14:20 CinemaxX 16 | Minyan
Tue. February 25:
20:00 Cubix 8 | White Riot (Festival)
Wed. February 26:
13:00 Urania | White Riot (Festival)
Thur. February 27:
21:30 CinemaxX7 | Minyan (Festival)
Fri. February 28:
16:15 Zoo Palast 2 | Minyan (Festival)
Sat. February 29:
22:00 Cubix 7 | Minyan (Festival)
Sun. March 1:
13:00 Cubix 9 | Minyan (Festival)
15:30 FaF | White Riot (Festival)
Visit will be attending EFM 2020 with our slate of new and recent titles. Punk rock doc White Riot will have its international premiere at the Berlinale in the Generations section.
Stay tuned for our full lineup!
We will be attending AFM this year with a number of titles including Vampire Clay, Good Favour, Maze, Anchor and Hope, Messi and Maud, Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain, Columbus, M.F.A., Flesh and Blood, and Cold November. Visit will be located in Room 530 of the Loews Hotel.
We will be attending the Marche and Cannes this year with an exciting lineup of titles, including Maze, M.F.A., Flesh and Blood, Cold November, Columbus, Family Life, and Dayveon.
We will be located in Lerins M4.
Wed. May 17:
16:00 Riviera 1 Dayveon
Thur. May 18:
14:00 Lerins 3 Family Life
16:00 Lerins 3 Columbus
Fri. May 19:
14:00 Lerins 3 Flesh and Blood
15:30 Lerins 2 M.F.A
18:00 Riviera 1 Cold November
Sat. May 20:
9:30 Lerins 4 Maze (Buyers Only)
Mon. May 22:
12:00 Lerins 3 M.F.A
Tue. May 23:
14:00 Lerins 3 Flesh and Blood
16:00 Lerins 3 Maze (Buyers Only)
We will be attending AFM this year with an exciting lineup of post-production and completed titles, including Maze, Untitled Carlos Marques-Marcet Project, Good Favour, Family Life, Cold November, X500, From Nowhere, Kicks, Claire In Motion, My Revolution, Morris From America, and Suntan.
We will be based in booth #530 of the Loews Hotel. Let us know if you will be attending as well!
We will be bringing Always Shine, From Nowhere, Claire in Motion, Morris From America, Suntan, My Revolution, and Another Country to the Cannes Film Festival.
Wed. May 11:
15:30 / Lerins 2 / Claire in Motion
Thur. May 12:
9:30 / Riviera 2 / From Nowhere
11:30 / Lerins 4 / Morris From America
Fri. May 13:
13:30 / Lerins 2 / Always Shine
19:30 / Le Raimu / Another Country (Festival Screening)
Sat. May 14:
13:30 / Lerins 2 / Suntan
15:30 / Lerins 2 / Claire in Motion
Sun. May 15:
9:30 / Lerins 2 / Morris From America
12:00 / Riviera 1 / Always Shine
Mon. May 16:
13:30 / Lerins 4 / My Revolution
17:30 / Lerins 4 / From Nowhere
We will be screening Berlinale selection My Revolution in the market along with Morris From America, Jacqueline (Argentine), Suntan, My Friend From the Park, and Tanna at EFM. Our booth is located in MGB #12.
Thur. February 11:
14:20 / Kino Arsenal 1 / Suntan
17:00 / CineStar 1 / Morris From America
Fri. February 12:
11:20 / CineStar 6 / My Friend From the Park
17:10 / Parliament / Jacqueline (Argentine)
Sat. February 13:
16:15 / CinemaxX Studio 19 / Tanna
Sun. February 14:
9:15 / CinemaxX 4 / My Revolution
11:55 / Kino Arsenal 2 / Morris From America
17:00 / Kino Arsenal 2 / Suntan
17:00 / HKW / My Revolution (Festival Screening)
Mon. February 15:
15:30 / Kino Arsenal 2 / My Revolution
Wed. February 17:
14:00 / CinemaxX 3 / My Revolution (Festival Screening)
Thur. February 18:
11:30 / CinemaxX 2 / My Revolution
Sat. February 20:
12:30 / Zoo Palast 1 / My Revolution (Festival Screening)
Sun. February 21:
16:30 / CinemaxX 3 / My Revolution (Festival Screening)
We will be attending AFM this year with our own booth in Room 526 of the Loews Hotel. We will be bringing our current slate, as well as two new titles, Snakehead and Always Shine.
Screen Daily reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his team have acquired rights to a pair of titles and will commence sales at AFM this week.
Crime thriller Snakehead stars Lucy Liu as a smuggled immigrant who becomes a human smuggler herself only to be targetted by rivals and the FBI.
Evan Jackson Leong directs his passion project from his own screenplay and most recently directed the documentary Linsanity.
Brian Yang of 408 Films produces with Gregory Chou and E Brian Dobbins and Allen Fischer of Principato-Young Entertainment. The latter two are currently in production on Sea Of Trees, while Chou is producing the Halle Berry thriller Kidnap.
Jason Weinberg of Untitled Entertainment and Maryellen Mulcachy of Framework Entertainment also serve as producers.
Always Shine is currently in production from director Sophia Takal and stars Caitlin FitzGerald, Mackenzie Davis and Jane Adams.
The psychological thriller follows two struggling LA actresses who embark on a road trip to Big Sur to mend their damaged friendship.
Takal’s first film, Green, debuted at SXSW in 2011 and won the SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director award and earned a Gotham Award nomination.
‘We are constantly evolving our slate to meet the needs of the market and our own internal tastes,’ said Visit Films president Kampe.
‘Both of these films are from directors with unique visions and stories to tell and follow on the successful year that we have had with It Follows, Charlie’s Country and 10.000 KM.’
Davis and Takal are represented by UTA. Davis is managed by Thruline. Takal is managed by Brillstein. FitzGerald is handled by ICM and Authentic.
We’re excited to announce that our teen horror It Follows has been selected to Critics’ Week.
Screen Daily reports on our new title Charlie’s Country:
‘EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films has come on board to handle world sales excluding Australia, New Zealand and Italy on the Un Certain Regard selection.
Charlie’s Country marks the fourth film by Rolf de Heer to premiere in official selection at Cannes after competition contenders The Quiet Room in 1996 and Dance Me To My Song in 1998 and UCR 2006 special jury prize winner entry Ten Canoes.
de Heer and David Gulpilil co-wrote Charlie’s Country, about an Aboriginal warrior torn between his community’s traditional way of life and his new modern existence.
Gulpilil, whose credits include Australia, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Crocodile Dundee, plays the protagonist who heads into the wild to live life the old way after his gun, spear and best friend’s jeep are confiscated.
Charlie’s Country also stars Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford and Gary Sweet. Nils Erik Nielsen, Djigirr and de Heer produced.
The Vertigo Productions and Bula’Bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation coproduction is presented by Screen Australia and Domenico Procacci and produced in association with the South Australian Film Corporation, Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Adelaide Film Festival.
Meanwhile David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, which Visit also represents after previously selling Mitchell’s The Myth Of The American Sleepover, will screen in Critics’ Week.
The film centres on a 19-year-old girl who experiences a strange sexual encounter and is subsequently plagued by disturbing visions and the belief that she is being followed.
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi and Lili Sepe star. Northern Lights Films and Animal Kingdom financed the film and Rebecca Green, Laura D Smith, David Robert Mitchell, David Kaplan and Erik Rommesmo produced.
Frederick W Green, Joshua Astrachan, Jeff Schlossman, Bill Wallwork, P Jennifer Dana, Alan Pao and Mia Chang served as executive producers.
The Myth Of The American Sleepover debuted at Cannes Critics’ Week in 2011 and was released by IFC Films in North America.’
We’re coming to Tribeca! Food Chains and I Won’t Come Back will be screening in the festival.
Food Chains – http://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/53286a79b57ce982ad000114-food-chains
I Won’t Come Back – http://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/53208af1c07f5df7d2000773-i-won-t-come-back
Time to celebrate! Visit Films’ new Argentinian dramatic thriller History of Fear (Historia del miedo) has been invited into Competition for the Berlinale.
We are going into Berlin with a strong slate – Food Chains, featuring Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker will be screening in the culinary section Kulinarisches Kino in Berlin.
Congratulations to 52 Tuesdays on winning Best Director in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition! The film will continue its exciting journey at the Berlinale in the Generation section.
We have a winner at the Indie Memphis Film Festival: It Felt Like Love was awarded Best Narrative Feature! Check out the whole article:
Screen Daily reports on our new title IT FOLLOWS:
‘EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe will commence sales at AFM next week on David Robert Mitchell’s follow-up to The Myth Of The American Sleepover.
It Follows has begun production in and around Detroit in Mitchell’s native Michigan state and stars Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Daniel Zovatto.
Northern Lights Films and Animal Kingdom are financing the project, described as ‘a terrifying coming-of-age nightmare about sex, love and the unseen horrors that follow us.’ Rebecca Green and Laura D Smith will produce alongside Erik Rommesmo for Northern Lights, David Kaplan for Animal Kingdom and Mitchell. Frederick W Green, Jeff Schlossman, and P Jennifer Dana serve as executive producers. It Follows marks Animal Kingdom’s first feature since Short Term 12, winner of this year’s SXSW grand jury prize and Los Angeles Film Festival audience award.
‘David has, once again, written an amazing script that takes his arthouse sensibilities and mashes it up with some psychologically terrifying filmmaking,’ said Visit Films president Kampe. ‘This is the perfect commercial crossover project for him.’
Visit previously handled sales on The Myth Of The American Sleepover (pictured), which screened in Cannes Critics Week and earned a special jury prize following its SXSW premiere. IFC Films distributed in the US.’
We are excited that our new title STAY by director Wiebke von Carolsfeld will be screening in selection at TIFF this year.
Additionally, we are organizing a market screening of EXHIBITION by British filmmaker Joanna Hogg.
Please see our Festivals and Markets News for the screening times. More info on the film can be found in our sales catalog.
Halley was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Muestra Nacional de Cine en Fresnillo (Munacifre).
A Teacher is this year’s winner of the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize of the Dallas International Film Festival!
Congratulations to Hannah Fidell who won the SXSW Chicken and Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award for A Teacher!
Thank you to all of our filmmakers and worldwide partners for helping make Cannes 2012 a huge success. Jeremy Kay from Screen Daily reports on some of the deals we closed…
VISIT FILMS CLOSES DEALS ON DINOTASIA, END OF LOVE
23 May, 2012 | By Jeremy Kay
Ryan Kampe’s Visit Films has struck a slew of sales on key titles here, led by a deal with Ascot Elite for German-speaking Europe on dinosaur documentary Dinotasia.
Kampe also licensed rights to Cineplex for Taiwan, IPA for Thailand and Vietnam and Velavan for India.
Mark Webber’s father-son drama The End Of Love has gone to Codex for Turkey, while Mads Matthiesen’s Sundance award-winning sex tourism drama Teddy Bear has landed at Aurora for Poland and Encore for airlines.
Werner Herzog’s Cave Of Forgotten Dreams has gone to Binci for China and Imagine for Dutch-speaking Benelux.
Hexagon will distribute Sundance 2012 entry California Solo starring Robert Carlyle in Japan, while Viasat will release in Scandinavia and Sundance Channel International will release in Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Dutch-speaking Benelux.
Viasat will also handle the Scandinavian release of the Berlin Crstal Bear winner Arcadia starring John Hawkes and SXSW 2012 romance See Girl Run with Robin Tunney and Adam Scott. The latter will open in Turkey through Codex and has gone to Pictureworks for airlines.
Thurs 5/17, Arcadia, 12.00, Riviera 1
Thurs 5/17, Dinotasia, 13:30, Rivera 2
Fri 5/18, The End of Love, 9:30, Lerins 1
Fri 5/18, Don’t Stop Believin’, 14:00 Palais I
Sat 5/19, Dollhouse, 13:30, Rivera 2
Sun 5/20, See Girl Run, 13:30, Lerins 1
Sun 5/20, Dinotasia, 16:00, Palais I
Mon 5/21, The End of Love, 11:30, Palais J
Mon 5/21, Don’t Stop Believin’, Riviera 2
Visit Films is excited to announce the addition of four new titles to our Cannes line-up: DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY, SEE GIRL RUN, DINOTASIA and THE END OF LOVE. Market screening schedule coming soon!
Visit Films to Launch Four New Market Titles in Cannes
11 May, 2012 | By Jeremy Kay
Ryan Kampe’s slate features Ramona Diaz’s Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, Nate Meyer’s See Girl Run, dinosaur documentary Dinotasia and previously announced The End Of Love from Mark Webber.
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey premiered in Tribeca and chronicles the extraordinary story of how Filipino musician Arnel Pineda went from being a singer in an amateur cover-band to lead singer of the iconic American rock band Journey.
Dinotasia is Herzog’s immersive animated documentary that recaptures the lost world of the Mesozoic Era and is narrated by Werner Herzog and directed by David Krentz and Erik Nelson.
Rom-com See Girl Run stars Robin Tunney as a married Brooklynite who returns to her small-town Maine roots to see if things could work out with her high school sweetheart. Adam Scott also stars. The film premiered at SXSW.
Webber’s The End Of Love (pictured) premiered at Sundance and follows a young father who struggles to raise his infant son after the boy’s mother dies.
Visit’s sales roster includes Berlin Crystal Bear winner Arcadia featuring John Hawkes, Dollhouse from Kirsten Sheridan, Sundance prize winning Teddy Bear and Marshall Lewy’s California Solo starring Robert Carlyle.
Click here to read article on Screen Daily|http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/cannes-film-market/visit-films-to-launch-four-new-market-titles-in-cannes/5041733.article
Visit Films is pleased to share our market screening schedule for this years EFM in Berlin. We will be at the same booth as last year, MGB #12, first floor. Come and say hi if you are there and get yourself to a market screening if you’ve got the appropriate badge!
Thurs 2/9 First Position 11.00 CinemaxX 19
Thurs 2/9 The Odds 13.00 CinemaxX 17
Fri 2/10 Teddy Bear 9.00 CinemaxX 17
Sat 2/11 First Position 19.20 CinemaxX 19
Sun 2/12 California Solo 10.45 CinemaxX 18
Tues 2/14 Arcadia 16:30 MGB Cinema
We’re proud to present our line up for this years EFM in Berlin. Hope to see you at one of the screenings!
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Mon 2/14 1:25 PM Astor Lounge (Market Screening)
Jess + Moss
Mon 2/14 9:30 AM Marriott 3 (Market Screening)
The Green Wave
Sat 2/12 10:45 AM dffb-Kino (Market Screening)
Wed 2/16 9:30 AM dffb-Kino (Market Screening)
The Off Hours
Tues 2/15 11:30 AM CinemaxX 18 (Market Screening)
Fri 2/11 8:45 AM CinemaxX 17 (Market Screening)
Small Town Murder Songs
Sat 2/12 10:45 AM CinemaxX 17 (Market Screening)
Mon 2/14 2:30 PM CinemaxX 17 (Market Screening)
The Myth of the American Sleepover
Sun 2/13 12:30 PM CinemaxX 18 (Market Screening)
Tues 2/15 12:45 PM CinemaxX 17 (Market Screening)
Latin American industry heats up at Ventana Sur
2 December, 2010 | By Wendy Mitchell
Organisers and attendees of this week’s Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires explain why Latin America needs its own market, and why deals should be strong for this year’s diverse crop of films.
Having a smash hit puts a lot of pressure to deliver a great follow-up. That’s the case for Ventana Sur, the Buenos Aires-based film market that launches its second run tomorrow (and runs through Dec 6). The inaugural edition last year was such a hit that buzz has quickly spread among international buyers and sellers that it is the hot new market that warrants attention (and that’s not just for sunshine in December).
Fabien Westerhoff, HanWay’s Director of Sales & Distribution – Broadcast, Home Entertainment, Theatrical Media, says: ‘On the acquisition side, Ventana Sur presents itself as a great platform to meet with Latin American talent, and on the sales side to promote Latin movies towards specialized distributors from the art house circuit that might not have made the trip to AFM. It’s positioning in the market calendar makes it a welcoming additional opportunity window before the end of the year.’
‘The second year is always a challenge,’ says Jerome Paillard, the Cannes Marche director who also serves as co-director of Ventana Sur. ‘The first year no one knows what to expect, and now expectations are very high.’
The organisers are working hard to meet those expectations. For the second year, there are a number of important changes – the first being that all meetings, market areas and screening rooms are now in the same area, not a cab ride away, centered near the Cinemark Puerto Madero. There will be an increased number of screenings, and they will also be more market-driven than last year.
Paillard said that when Instituto Nacional De Cine Y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) initially asked for the Marche to get involved, he immediately thought it was a good idea. ‘There is a need in Latin America for such an event,’ Paillard tells Screen. ‘There are some events in Latin America that support Latin American films, but there is no kind of event supporting Latin American films ONLY.’
Buenos Aires-based Guido Rud of FilmSharks International adds that Ventana Sur was a needed addition to the festival/market landscape. ‘Having key territories like the US having more than a third of the people speaking Spanish, plus Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are key territories on the international playing field. We had to have a market like Ventana Sur or Guadalajara that really boost our own culture and languages as a focus in the market.’
This year, there will be about 50 sales companies with stands (15 of those from Latin America), and 300 buyers and sellers are expected to attend. More than 120 world premieres will be presented.
‘Last year was quite successful in terms of business done,’ Paillard says. ‘And now the market is a little more active. Most of the films aren’t very expensive so distributors can make decisions more quickly.’
It should be a strong year for films on offer. ‘The Secret In Their Eyes won the Oscar, so that film helped to give a lot of attention to Latin American film. But there is vast diversity in Latin American film.’ He explains that of the 400+ films on offer this week the mix includes arthouse films, genre films, documentaries and even 3D projects.
One key VS offering is the Primer Corte programme, of works in progress. The 10 participants showing new work this year include Cannes Cinefondation Residence alumni Hernan Belon from Argentina, Mexican director Yulene Olaizola who previously directed Intimacies of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo, 2009 Sundance Lab alum Alejandro Landes from Colombia, and another Argentine film-maker, Marco Berger, who previously directed Plan B.
Pyramide international’s Eric Lagesse had a great first trip in Ventana Sur in 2009, when he bought Leap Year (Ano Bisiesto), which was screening in Primer Corte before it was finished. The film went on to Cannes where it won the Camera d’Or. Lagesse says he has to return to the market following a ‘fairy tale’ like that, as well as because Argentine cinema is strong in France. ‘The link is strong between these two countries, so it is good to maintain the contact.’ He says it’s a must-attend event for Pyramide already.
Ryan Kampe of New York-based Visit Films hopes to both acquire new Latin American titles and talk to Latin American distributors about his international slate, noting ‘because it is expensive for many distributors to travel to the European markets and festivals, this is a good way forus to see them in a more informal environment.’
And Olaf Aichinger, acquisition manager at Bavaria Film International, told Screen: ‘Saleswise, despite the slump of the arthouse segment we find Latin American audiences to still be very appreciative of quality arthouse films and we find Latin American distributors to be very loyal buyers. And apart from the usual suspects, there have come some exciting, artistically creative and commercially viable films from Latin America lately, like We Are What We Are from Mexico, or The Silent House from Uruguay.’
Also, eight European producers will be coming to VS to discuss projects they could do with Latin American partners.
The concurrent Expotoons (Nov 30-Dec 2) and Latin Side of the Doc (Nov 30-Dec 3) events will also welcome professionals from animation and documentaries. Also, the second European Cinema Week will run alongside Ventana Sur, to be held at Buenos Aires’ Gaumont Cinema on Place Congresco.
Ryan Kampe will be participating in the second annual Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires. He will be there from 12/2 until 12/7. If you are also attending, make sure to find him and say hola!
Read more about Ventana Sur on IndieWire|http://blogs.indiewire.com/sydneylevine/archives/2010/12/01/ventana_sur_opens_a_window_on_latin_american_films#
Screen Media takes North American ancillary rights to La Soga
16 November, 2010 | By Jeremy Kay
7-57 Releasing has licensed North American ancillary rights to Screen Media Films for Josh Crook’s Dominican hit La Soga.
Visit Films partner Ryan Kampe brokered the deal, which includes a six-figure advance. Visit represents international rights and will present the crime drama to buyers at next month’s Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires.
La Soga premiered at Toronto in 2009 and stars Manny Perez as a police officer who fights local corruption. Denise Quinones and Juan Fernandez also star.
7-57 Releasing and Michael Bassick’s Markedia Worldwide released La Soga theatrically in August in New York City day-and-date with the nationwide Dominican Republic release through partner Antena Latina Films.
The film has grossed $1m worldwide and will continue to roll out in select US cities through early 2011.
‘Since we had a strong theatrical run in the US and the Dominican Republic, we wanted an ancillary partner with proven results and transparent accounting,’ 7-57 Releasing managing partner Patrick Morris said. ‘Robert Baruc and the team at Screen Media provide just that.’
So many sales, we had trouble fitting them into one press release. The Taqwacores, The Freebie, Small Town Murder Songs, Bear Nation, Myth of The American Sleepover, Queen of Hearts and Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.
Thank you to all of our worldwide partners on these films.
Visit Films announces slew of sales in run-up to AFM
25 October, 2010 | By Jeremy Kay
New York-based sales company Visit Films has closed a number of deals ahead of next week’s AFM in Santa Monica.
At the recent London Film Festival (LFF) industry screening series, Visit Films licensed all UK rights to Eyad Zahra’s Muslim punk film The Taqwacores (pictured) to Network Releasing and is close to a UK deal for LFF selection Cold Weather.
Sundance premiere The Taqwacores launched in the US on October 22 through Strand Releasing and Bac Films will open it in France in early 2011.
Visit licensed The Freebie, ahead of its international premiere in Rome as the opening night film in the Extra Section, to Delta Pictures in Italy.
Toronto premiere Small Town Murder Songs went to Israel (Lev Films) and Turkey (Irfan Films). The Myth Of The American Sleepover has been licensed to France (Metropolitan), Australia and New Zealand (Curious), Benelux (Filmfreak), Iceland (Greenlight) and television and digital rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East (IFC).
Tilva Rosh went to Romania (Transilvania) and Turkey (Irfan). The fashion documentary Picture Me was acquired for Canada (Mongrel), Australia and New Zealand (Vendetta), France (Eurozoom), Germany (Atlas), Brazil (Globosat) and Italy (Delta).
Bear Nation went to Atlantide for Italy, which also picked up Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers, as did Filmfreak for the Benelux. Queen Of Hearts was acquired by Film Sin Fronteras for Latin America and the busy Atlantide for Italy.
Finally, Visit licensed Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, a documentary about the rock band Journey that is in post-production, to Hopscotch for Australia and New Zealand.
For the Cannes 2010 Marche du film, we decided to raffle off an iPad as a thank you to all of our buyers who we met with during the market. Today was the draw and the lucky winner is Carl Rickmers of Splendid Film of Germany. Congrats Carl!
New York-based Visit Films has acquired international rights to Cannes Critics Week selection The Myth Of The American Sleepover.
The film premiered at the SXSW film festival where it won the Jury Award and was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.
Set in the hinterland of Metro-Detroit, the story follows four young people as they search for love and adventure on the last night of summer. Adele Romanski produced.
Visit Films will be at MIPTV from April 12 – April 15th. See us there
Picture Me’ named on buzz list for the American Film Market 2009.
Visit had a very successful AFM selling 5 new titles as well as continuing sales on films from Cannes and Berlin. Full recap soon. Also, some exciting news on Sundance shortly.
Visit Films is in final negotiations for an exciting new slate of films for 2008. Details will be announced shortly.
Visit Films returned from a successful AFM and have been in the process of closing post-market deals. Screen International published a piece on Visit’s ‘Severed Ways’ sales on day 5 of the market.
Visit Films will be an exhibitor at the 2007 American Film Market in Santa Monica, California. The full slate of films will be announced shortly. Please contact Visit Films to arrange a meeting in room 220 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.