Hat Trick, KEO Extend Distribution Deal
Hat Trick International and KEO Films have extended their distribution deal on a long term basis. The deal was originally struck in March this year to include around 50 hours of programming. It will now include more than 100 hours of new and back catalog content. This year, Hat Trick sold KEO’s Living With The Amish to more than 100 territories including SBS Australia, TVNZ New Zealand, TV Norge Norway and SVT Sweden. The company will launch KEO shows including Exploring China, Welcome To India, Welcome To Bradford and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast at Mipcom next week.

‘Dans La Maison’ Takes Top Prize At San Sebastian Film Festival
François Ozon’s Dans La Maison scooped the top prize, the Golden Shell, at the San Sebastian Film Festival awards over the weekend. Ozon also picked up Best Screenplay for the film. Another double award winner, Snow White tale Blancanieves took home the Special Jury Prize and Best Actress for Macarena García. She shared the award with Foxfire’s Katie Coseni, with Best Actor going to José Sacristán for El Muerto Y Ser Feliz. Fernando Trueba was the festival’s Best Director for El Artista Y La Modelo. Ben Lewin’s The Sessions, starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, was the audience award winner. In this case, at least, it seems as though the work of juries might soon be redundant; critics on the ground could talk of little other than Hawkes’ impressive performance. – Joe Utichi