Germany's Bavaria Film International has sold Fatih Akin's In July (Im Juli) to Japan's Tokyo Theatres, and Matthias Glasner's Fandango to Japan's Gaga Communications.

In July, a Bulgarian-German-Turkish co-production, is a romantic comedy and road movie which follows a journey from Hamburg to Istanbul. Director Akin is serving on this year's competition jury. Fandango, a German production, screened in Berlin's Panorama section last year.

Meanwhile, Cologne-based Media Luna Entertainment (MLE) has picked up international rights to Hubertus Siegert's documentary on a city in transformation, Berlin Babylon, and sold Hannu Salonen's Downhill City and Ed Radtke's Dreamcatcher to Spain's Sherlock.