Two former executives from Calinos Films have set up a new distribution company, Fabula Films, acquiring all Turkish rights.

The outfit will launch at the Toronto Film Festival this week.

Fabula will be headed by CEO Billur Arikan and VP Alkan Avcioglu, who set up the theatrical division at Calinos five years ago.

At the fast-growing Calinos, they worked on films including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Raid, Intouchables, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Secret in their Eyes, Before Midnight, and Non-Stop.

“Even though it will be our first market under a new company, we will gear up the acquisitions where we left off,” said Gizem Yetim, who will serve as director of acquisitions. “We will continue to look for director-driven projects and arthouse films with crossover potential.”

“We are a very passionate team and we all have similar tastes” Avcioglu said. “We do not care whether the film is arthouse or commercial. If there is a market for it in our territory, we will go for it. And just like we always did, we will ensure that we have the most creative P&A strategies to fullfill the film’s potential.”