The Match Factory hasconcluded its first deals for Bahman Ghobadi's Golden Shell winner Half Moon, with sales to GolemDistribution (Spain), Providence Filmes (Brazil) and Cinemien (Netherlands,Belgium), while negotiations are underway for the UK, Scandinavian and LatinAmerican territories.

In addition to winning theGolden Shell ex aequo, Half Moon hadreceived the San Sebastian Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and the FIPRESCIPrize.

Meanwhile,Sven Taddicken's Zabaltegi entry Emma'sBliss has been sold by The Match Factory to Wanda Vision (Spain), Providence Filmes (Brazil) and EEAP (Eastern Europe). The dramatic love storyhad been sold to the UK's Peccadillo Picturesahead of the San Sebastian presentation and has nowattracted "firm interest" from Scandinavian buyers.