Freak Films Moves Into International Sales, Buys First Two Features

The company acquires Bernardo Arellano's "Between Night and Day" and Celia Novis' "On Vampyres and Other Symptoms."

MADRID -- After 10 years distributing and selling Spanish short films, Freak Films announced Thursday it is expanding into international sales of feature films and has picked up its first two titles, Bernardo Arellano's Between Night and Day and Celia Novis' On Vampyres and Other Symptoms.

Freak managing director Millan Vazquez and sales manager Cela Ortega will head the foray into feature film sales, focusing on independent films "remarkable because of their singularity."

Night, which ran in this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival's Latin Horizons sidebar depicts an autistic man's journey through solitude, was the 2010 winner of the Films in Progress Industry Award that covered all post-production costs on the then-unfinished project.

Vampyres will screen in the upcoming Sitges Film Festival in the Brigadoon section as a genre documentary, diving into the mysterious world of the Catalan film director Jose Ramon Larraz, best known for his cult movie Vampyres.

Freak will take both bow both films at the AFM.

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