After only two days, Locarno had already seen its firstdeals concluded by Friday (August 6) before the festival's first weekend.

Celluloid Dreams picked up international distribution rightsfor German director-cinematographer Thomas Riedelsheimer's (Rivers And Tides) new documentary Touch The Sound which had its worldpremiere in Locarno's Critics' Week on Sunday evening (Aug 8).

Skyline Productions' Leslie Hills, who co-produced the filmabout the Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie with Munich-based Filmquadrat,told that thedecision on the world sales company had only been finalised at the beginning ofthe festival in Locarno.

Meanwhile, Swiss production outfit Amka Film has announcedthat Italian distributor Fandango has acquired Ivan Nurchis and StefanoKnuchel's documentary on Cuban boxers Nocautwhich is also screening in the Critics' Week.