The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to a close over the weekend with several deals in place or close to completion for Czech distribution of foreign titles.

Czech art house ArtCam is in negotiations for local distribution of three films, according to ArtCam's Eliska Fuchsova. The films are Buddy, the Norwegian entry to the festival's main competition this year and an audience favorite, directed by Morten Tyldum and represented by NonStop Sales; another Norwegian film, Bent Hamer's Kitchen Stories, represented by Celluloid Dreams; and Gus Van Sant's Cannes winner Elephant, represented by HBO Films London.

ArtCam had picked up two other films in competition, Natasha Arthy's Dogme comedy Old, New Borrowed And Blue and Alain Corneau's Fear And Trembling, prior to the festival.

Meanwhile, local art house distributor Cinemart purchased Christophe Loizillon's My Camera And Me from MGI International for an undisclosed sum. Cinemart is also reportedly interested in two other films that screened at Karlovy Vary.