UK-based sales outfit Visual Factory has closed a number of deals here at the EFM. Marco Martani's gangster story Concrete Romance has gone to CanalPlus for France; Pupi Avati's The Hideout, a US-shot thriller starring Laura Morante, Burt Young and Treat Williams, has gone to Film Depot for Russia and Phoenicia for the Middle East.

Wes Craven's Summer of Fear starring Linda Blair has gone to Septieme Factory for Benelux, Scandinavia and German TV.

Dario Argento's classic Suspiria has gone to Film Depot for Russia and Carisma of Poland.

Visual Factory has also picked up French rights to Uranya from Film Sharks. Greek director Costas Kapakas' coming-of-age story is set in a Mediterranean village in 1968 and stars Maria Grazia Cucinotta (Il Postino).

The company's sales slate also includes Saint Francis starring Dita Von Teese.