Media Luna Entertainment has picked up international sales rights for Hilmar Oddsson's Cold Light and Russian directorial duo Olga Stolpovskaya and Dmitry Troitsky's You I Love (Ya Lyublu Tebya) which are both screening in Berlin's Panorama section.
Oddsson's contemporary drama, which was the opening film at Gothenburg Film Festival, will show as a Panorama Special, while the comedy/love story You I Love - which is billed as "the first gay movie from Russia" - will screen in the Panorama's main section.
In addition, the Cologne-based sales agent will handle the new documentary Asshak, Tales From The Sahara by Swiss filmmaker Ulrike Koch who came to international prominence a couple of years ago with The Saltmen Of Tibet. An exploration and celebration of the culture and way of life of the Tuareg nomads, Koch's film was selected as one of the films showing in this week's Tiger Awards Competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival and will have a market screening at Berlin's European Film Market.
Meanwhile, Zurich-based First Hand Films is to handle international sales for the slate of 13 documentaries by up-and-coming South African directors which were commissioned under the banner of Project 10 - Real Stories From A Free South Africa by national broadcaster SABC and the National Film and Video Foundation with support from the Amsterdam-based Maurits Binger Film Institute.
Last week saw two of these films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, and the ten completed so far will be shown at Berlin's International Forum.
Moreover, First Hand has also taken on Guilherme Coelho's documentary Fala Tu - Lives Of Rhyme (Fala Tu) about the lives of three young rappers from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, which will be shown in the Panorama Dokumente section.