Era New Horizons International Film Festival, the Polish event which takes place in July, has started a distribution arm, picking up six films from its 2009 festival — Steve McQueen’s Hunger, Ivan Vyrypaev’s Oxygen, Johan Grimonprez’s Double Take, Agnes Varda’s The Beaches Of Agnes, Henrik Hellstrom and Frederik Wenzel’s Burrowing and Piotr Dumala’s The Forest.

The festival bought theatrical, DVD and TV rights to the films and will release them in the first half of this year. The next festival takes place from July 22-August 1 and will include a retrospective of Jean-Luc Godard, a review of young Turkish cinema and a tribute to film-maker Wojciech Jerzy Has.