Lionsgate Films International hasclosed multi-territory sales here on MD Films' snowboarding documentary First Descent.

Rights have gone to Tiberius in Germany,Tohokushinsha in Japan,Metropolitan in France,Rialto in Australiaand New Zealand,Sandrew Metronome in Scandinavia,and California Filmes in Brazil.

Deals also closed with Modus Vivendi/Blue Sky Media in Eastern Europe excluding Russia,Myndform in Iceland,Viva in the Philippines,WPM/Rose in Thailand,HGC in China,Eagle Films in the Middle East, and PRA/FIDA Films in Turkey.Universal Pictures holds US rights and will release on DVDon Feb 21.