Magazine article Screen International

The Match Factory Has Busiest EFM Led by Sales for Barbara, Tabu, Just the Wind

Magazine article Screen International

The Match Factory Has Busiest EFM Led by Sales for Barbara, Tabu, Just the Wind

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EXCLUSIVE: The Match Factory reports brisk business on its Berlin EFM slate, which included two Silver Bear winners as well as the Alfred Bauer honoree among other award winners.

Cologne-based The Match Factory said it was its most successful EFM since the company started in 2006.

Barbara by Christian Petzold (who won Silver Bear for best director), sold to more than 20 territories during the EFM, including France (Pyramide), UK (Soda Pictures), Spain (Golem), Italy (BIM), Benelux (A-Film Distribution), Scandinavia (Future Film), Switzerland (Look Now), Japan (New Select), the US (Adopt Films)and Romania (Independenta), Greece (Seven), Ex-Yugoslavia(Discovery), Colombia (Babilla), Poland (Aurora), Israel (United King), Taiwan (Cineplex) and the US (Adopt). The film also won the Berliner Morgenpost audience award.

Tabu by Miguel Gomes, which won the Alfred Bauer Prize and the Fipresci award, sold to Switzerland (Look Now), Canada (Filmswelike), Greece (Seven Films), Poland (Aurora Films), Austria (Stadtkino-Filmverleih), Ex-Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom) and Argentina (Zeta Films). A number of other territories are in negotiation now.

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Barbara

Tabu

Just The Wind

Home For The Weekend

Postcards From The Zoo

The Wall

And If We All Lived Together

Stopped On Track

Just The Wind by Bence Fliegauf, which won the Grand Jury Silver Bear, Peace Film Prize and Amnesty International Film Prize, sold to Benelux (ContactFilm), Spain (Vertigo), Ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery), Greece (Ama Films), Czech and Slovak Republic (Artcam) and Taiwan (Jointt Entertainment). …

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