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AX1 Films is proud to announce that Pablo Trapero's eagerly awaited third feature, FAMILIA RODANTE, will premiere in Official Selection of Venice's newly created Horizon Section and in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema where films like BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, NOWHERE IN AFRICA, SEX AND LUCIA and GOODBYE LENIN screened in past editions.

The film was shot entirely on location in Argentina and produced by the director's Buenos Aires based company Mantanza Filmes in co-production with AX1 Films, Germany's Pandora Films, French company Paradis Films, Spain's Alta Classics,and Don Ranvaud's Buena Onda Films, with Lumina Films handling world sales.

AX1 Films announced today that by way of a reverse takeover it has completed a merger with UKI Films Limited, creating a larger new structure, with interests in documentary filmmaking as well as feature films.

UKI Films was launched in September 2001 by producer/director Polly Steele and major British property player UKI Investments.

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All UK and Ireland rights to Flemish filmmaker Tom Barman's film ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS have been acquired by AX1 Films. The film will receive its international premiere on August 7th at the Locarno International Film Festival, screening as part of the Piazza Grande nightly open air programme.

Barman's debut feature has become the strongest opener in Belgium in the last year, clocking up almost 50,000 admissions on 14 screens for Belgium distributor Cineart since its release on June 18. Writer/director Barman is best known as the frontman of rockband dEUS.

The soundtrack, which forms a major part of the film, contains music by Herbie Hancock, Squarepusher, Charles Mingus, Yazoo, Magnus and many more artists.

The film was produced by Belgium's Corridor Films, and the acquisition negotiated with French sales house, Films Distribution.

PETITES COUPURES (SMALL CUTS), directed by Pascal Bonitzer, and featuring Kristin Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil will premiere in Official Selection – In Competition at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.

The €6m co-production between France’s Rezo Productions and AX1 Films marks a successful run of Berlin festival recognition for AX1 Films, with three of its films THE BOYS (1998), BENEATH CLOUDS (2002) and PETITES COUPURES (2003) securing Competition slots in the last five years. The film is being sold by France’s Flach Pyramide, and will be released in France in February 2003.

In the UK 'Petites Coupures' has been licensed to Artificial Eye who will open the film initially in London on 29 August 2003.

AX1 today announced the acquisition of all UK rights to the multi- award winning Spanish film, EL BOLA. Directed by Achero Mañas, the film won four Spanish Goya Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Newcomer. It also won the Fassbinder Award for Best Debut Film at the European Film Awards, and will be released by AX1 theatrically in the spring of 2003.