Seventh Art Releasing has picked up North American rights to Bari Pearlman's documentary Daughters Of Wisdom, which explores life at a Buddhist monastery for nuns in Tibet.
The deal was done at the 29th IFP Market's No Borders co-production event in New York, a key gathering of industry personnel where producers can pitch their projects financiers, casting agents and distributors.
Danae Elon's documentary The Evil Tongue, about a Jewish reporter who uncovers a story about an Orthodox rabbi who molests children, pre-sold to Finnish public television.
Elon's previous documentary Another Road Home went on theatrical release in more than 20 cities in North America.
Meanwhile Canadian public broadcaster CBC Newsworld has made pre-sale offers on Tucker Capps and Ryan Sevy's Goold's Gold, Eric Drath's Cornered, and Marshall Curry's latest If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front.
All in all 168 projects were accepted for the Market and key buyers from Fortissimo, Hopscotch and Gaumont, among others, were on the ground searching for new product.
'This is a good opportunity for New York City to serve as an entry point into the international market,' IFP executive director Michelle Byrd said.
'Producers come looking for financing and it's very difficult to find a US distributor involved at script stage, so the market is all about giving them a leg-up. The beauty of it is that because we're not a festival, people are focused on what is going on at the market and a lot of business gets done.'
The IFP Market also staged the Emerging Narrative section, where screenwriters without producers can take meetings, and the Documentary Section for film-makers to pitch their completed or in-progress projects.
The IFP Market ran in New York from Sept 16-20. For more information visit www.market.ifp.org.
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