The deal was negotiated between Joel Kennedy of Revolver and Mark Lindsay of Kimmel International, the international sales agent.
Kaufman, who scripted Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, wrote, produced and directed Synecdoche. He will be discussing his film-making techniques talk at a masterclass in London hosted by Toby Young, Wednesday 29th October, as part of the Festival.
The film, which premiered in Cannes in May, has been given an enthusiastic reception by critics.
Synecdoche stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Emily Watson and Diane Wiest. It's a story of a theatre director trying to produce his masterwork. The UK and Eire release is set for Spring next year.