Monday, July 30, 2007

Fest winner finds distribution

The TIFF06 "People's Choice Award" winner BELLA, looks to have found a distribution deal almost one year after it's premiere in Toronto. Bella follows in the footsteps of past winners TSOTSI, HOTEL RWANDA, ZATOICHI and WHALE RIDER. It was also the first winner since the festival changed their voting procedure. Only time will tell if the new system is a good indicator of future success, as it was with the last three out of four.

Article is by By John Jalsevac for

July 26, 2007 ( - Bella, the heart-warming independent film that took the 2006 Toronto Film Festival by storm, winning the prestigious "People's Choice Award," is in final negotiations with a major U.S. distributor, a representative at Metanoia Films told
According to the representative, barring any last minute glitches in the signing of the papers, the film will be released in theatres across the country on October 26 of this year. Currently, however, he said, further details cannot be released until the contract is finalized.

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