CFI Releasing is creating a national nonprofit film distribution initiative with the hope of connecting bigger audiences to quality art films. Our goal is to enable filmmakers and sales agents to work in collaboration with American independent exhibitors to create a sustainable business model for our nation’s struggling art house cinemas and give nationwide audiences access to quality independent films, promoting them as a valuable artistic and educational medium conveying different visions, viewpoints and cultural perspectives.

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A series of Oscar® submissions from around the world. This program epitomizes our continued mission to celebrate the art of film and demonstrates our dedication to showcasing original voices in independent cinema.

THE FENCER – Coming in Spring 2017
In filmmaker Klaus Härö’s drama, a haunted young man arrives in an Estonian town that has been under harsh Russian Communist rule since the end of World War II. Taking a job as sports instructor at the local school, he organizes a wildly successful fencing club – affecting the lives of the local children in profound and moving ways. At the climactic competition with Russian foes, his past catches up with him.