Toronto-based Forward Motion has acquired worldwide rights to the Israeli thriller For My Father from Israel's Praxis Films and Spring Hill Entertainment and Germany's Relevant Film. The film screens in competition at the Hamptons International Film Festival this week.

Dror Zahavi's film has toured the European festival circuit and earned seven Israeli Film Academy nominations and won the audience award at the Moscow International Film Festival in July.

The story weaves together the lives of a Palestinian youth, an embittered older man and a religious 17-year-old girl over the course of one weekend in Tel Aviv.

Paco Alvarez' Forward Motion launched last winter before the Berlinale and is a sales and financing company.