The Match Factory is continuing its collaboration with Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman after handling international sales on his Oscar-nominated animated documentary Waltz With Bashir.

The Cologne-based sales agent is the German partner on Folman's new project The Futurological Congress, which is adapted from Stanislaw Lem's sci-fi novel of the same name and will again be a combination of live-action and animation. Script funding was awarded to the project this week by Filmstiftung NRW.

The Match Factory previously served as a co-producer on Yesim Ustaoglu's Pandora's Box and is the German partner on this year's competition film The Milk of Sorrow by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa.