Montreal sales company Delphis Films has acquired international sales rights to Dutch filmmaker Pieter Verhoeff's chivalric adventure Letter For The King. The deal is for rights outside Benelux and German-language territories. The German release is scheduled for November.

Budgeted at Euros 7.5m and shot on location in Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Scotland, the family-oriented picture opened at home in July and has since drawn over 300,000 admissions. According to Delphis, the film is the most expensive Dutch production ever.

The film was produced by Holland's Eyeworks Egmond with Armada Productions in coproduction with Germany's Heitmatfilm. It took the International Jury Prize for Best Film and the Junior Jury Prize at the recently-wrapped Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience.

As the Schlingel Junior Jury put it, 'We decided to award this exciting Knight-movie because the ancient scenery represents the situation of nowadays very well. We liked a lot that the role allocation was kept open till ending. A special praise goes to the actors, which embodies their roles very good.'