Magazine article Screen International

EFM: German Sales Outfit Launches in Berlin

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: German Sales Outfit Launches in Berlin

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Berlinale serves as launchpad for new German sales outfit Pluto Film.

Torsten Frehse of German distributor Neue Visionen Filmverleih and producer Heino Deckert of ma.ja.de Filmproduktion have joined forces to launch the Berlin-based world sales and festival distribution company Pluto Film.

The new company, which will be managed by Patricie Pouzarova and Jana Wolff handling sales and acquisition, is using this year's Berlinale as a launchpad for its first title, Ivan Ostrochovsky's feature debut Koza, showing as a world premiere in the Forum.

Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily, Frehse said that Pluto Film wants "to fill what we perceive is a gap in the market".

"The focus of our programme will be on feature films, firstly for arthouse titles with festival potential that can also generate sales," said Deckert.

"My film In The Crosswind is a good example of the type of film we are looking for. …

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