New York, NY – April 4, 2013 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Artsploitation Films as exclusive home entertainment distributor of Artsploitation’s label in the U.S. and Canada. Kino Lorber will handle distribution of Artsploitation’s catalog and new releases in packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD) and to all major digital platforms. Artsploitation Films, which specializes in unsettling and provocative films from around the world, plans to release between 12-18 new titles per year, all of which will play the North American festival circuit, and at least half of which are expected to be released theatrically nationwide. Some of Artsploitation’s upcoming festival hits include Clip (Rotterdam Film Festival [winner, Tiger Award: Best Film], Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest), Vanishing Waves (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Fantastic Film Festival [Winner: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress], 2012 Sitges Film Festival), Combat Girls (Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Dubai International Film Festival), Animals (San Sebastián International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival), and Memory of the Dead (Fantasia International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival). The deal was initiated by CEO Richard Lorber and Home Entertainment Vice President Eric D. Wilkinson on behalf of Kino Lorber and negotiated with Ray Murray and Brian Sokel, CEO and Managing Director of Artsploitation.
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