Stuttgart-based independent Ascot Elite Home Entertainment has entered a long-term partnership with German theatrical distributor MFA + FilmDistribution to handle the home entertainment rental and sell-through distribution and marketing of selected MFA + titles in all German-speaking territories.

It will begin in the coming months with the Colombian box-office hit Rosario Forever and the Estonian children's animation film Lotte From Gadgetville which was shown in this year's Berlinale's Generation section and is currently on theatrical release in Germany.

They will then be followed by such films as Doris Dorrie's documentary How To Cook Your Life, the Korean horror blockbuster The Host, and the Austrian film Crash Test Dummies which had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2006 and is being released by MFA + in the cinemas in early May.