Kinowelt International had a busy Cannes market selling packages from its back catalogue aswell as finding customers for its new acquisitions.
Head of World Sales Stelios Ziannis reported that theFassbinder Collection was sold to Finland, while another package of films by Fassbinder and Adlon were pickedup by pay TV for Israel. A package of animation feature films based on the Asterix and Lucky Luke comics were sold to Hungary, China, India and Brazil, and TV rights for some of the Karl May westernsfrom the 1960s were sold to Brazil.
Negotiations for other DVD and TV rights package deals are currently underway with buyers from theUK, USA, France, Russia, Australia, Benelux, Italy and Poland, among others.
Meanwhile, Katharina Otto-Bernstein's documentary Absolute Wilson was picked up by Switzerland's Rialto and the US's New Yorker Films (with HBO holding the US TV rights)and offers on the table from distributors from France, Italy, the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia. Finland's Kamras picked up Peter Lichtefeld's comedy PlayaDel Futuro and Helga Hirsch's documentary Coffee Beans ForLife was sold to Israel's Nachshon.
According to Ziannis, Michael Verhoeven's newdocumentary The Unknown Soldier - WhatDid You Do In The War, Dad', which had its world market premiere in Cannes,has attracted offers from distributors from Benelux, Bulgaria, Italy, France aswell as Hungary, the US and UK.
Ziannis added that he had had a number of 'veryinteresting films and projects' offered to him for internationaldistribution during the market in Cannes and would be deciding in the comingweeks which ones to add to his sales lineup.