Major Spanish producer/distributor and sales outfit Filmax has taken international sales rights to Jordi Llompart’s $13m live-action 3D film Magic Journey To Africa.

Filmax signed the deal with the film’s producers Orbita Max and will present a market screening of the teaser promo to distributors at Cannes.

Magic Journey To Africa is the first live-action Spanish 3D film which tells the story of a 10 year old girl named Jana, played by newcomer Eva Gerretsen, who embarks on an imaginary adventure on her winged horse to Africa.

The film, which also stars Leonor Watling, is directed, written and produced by Llompart and was shot on location in Namibia and South Africa.

Carlos Rojano, managing director of Filmax International, said:  “We are very proud to present Magic Journey To Africa at Cannes, and grateful to Orbita Max for giving us the opportunity to distribute it internationally. We are sure of the international potential of this film and that we can do great things with it.”

Llompart added: “From the start the film was conceived as an immersive 3D experience.

The combination of amazing photography, breathtaking landscapes, a touching story line and the latest CGI technology will doubtlessly transport viewers of all ages. Magic Journey is a very distinctive 3D film where fantasy and exoticism reach through the screen straight to the heart of the audience.”