Los Angeles-based sales and distribution companies Lightning Entertainment and The Little Film Company have jointly acquired international sales rights to football documentary Fan-Demanium.

The parties will commence sales at Cannes next week on the project, which shot during the 2006 World Cup in Germany and follows 10 fans from around the globe as they make the pilgrimage to the tournament.

Highlights include the Australian photographer who longs for his country's unlikely first win to the Brazilian Samba drummer to the shy Japanese supporter who practices archery for relaxation. Chip Rosenblum produced.

'We're happy to be joining forces with Lightning Entertainment on a film we are both extremely passionate about,' The Little Film Company co-president Robbie Little said. 'Fan-Demanium puts into perspective the magnitude of the World Cup and the importance of the sport to fans worldwide who live and die for their national teams.'

'This film goes beyond the games and reveals what drives the fan base and the rabid national team supporters,' Lightning co-president Richard Guardian said.

'Whether you're a soccer fan or not, this film will entertain as it's just as much a look into the passion of international citizens as the games themselves. I'm thrilled to partner with Robbie and look forward to buyers' responses in Cannes.'

Guardian negotiated the deal on behalf of Lightning with Little for The Little Film Company and Seth Willenson and ICM's Hal Sadoff on behalf of the film-makers.

Little and Guardian used to work together at Overseas Filmgroup.