Fortissimo Films will handle international distribution on Guka Omarova's second feature Baksy (Native Dancer) which had its world premiere in competition at the Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday night.

The Russian-Kazakh-French-German co-production between the CTB Film Company, Kazakhfilm, Les Petites Lumieres, Kinofabrika, Cinetools Film and Caspian Beverage Holding was presented as a project at such past co-production markets as Pusan (PPP) and Sofia (Sofia Meetings) as well as receiving backing from the Hubert Bals Fund.

Meanwhile, French distributor CTV has picked up Valeria Gaia Germanica's coming of age story Everybody Dies But Me which was in this year's Critics Week in Cannes and received a Special Mention from the Camera d'Or jury. Rezo Films is handling sales.

Moreover, Intercinema is handling world sales on Oksana Bychkova's romantic comedy +1, starring UK actor Jethro Skinner, which has been invited to screen in the Jin Jue Award competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival next week after having its world premiere in Sochi this week.