Berlin-based distribution company EYZ Media is branching out into the international sales business.
The outfit plans world sales for fictional features and documentaries.
The first film on the slate is Karaman [pictured], the debut feature by avant-garde theater directors Tamer Yigit and Branka Prlic.
It will screen as part of Berlin’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino (and EYZ will host EFM screenings of the film.) The story is about young Muslim woman who returns from Istanbul to visit her family in a small town in central Anatolia. She has to ask her father about her plans to study in Germany, but he is reluctant to give permission.
“We have already successfully released politically engaged and cutting edge films,” says Andreas Wildfang of EYZ Media. “The move into world sales is a logical extension of our activities in a market we understand very well.”
EYZ has worked in traditional and online distribution via its BFILM label and VoD platform realeyz.tv. The outfit often works with NGOs and organisations connecting to media productions, and it has also worked on theme-oriented film festivals that tour Germany.