Diamond Films is named ShowEast 'International Distributor of the Year'

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Diamond Films will receive this year’s “International Distributor of the Year’ Award at ShowEast as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Loews Miami Beach in Florida. Ricardo Costianovsky and Tomás Darcyl, founders and Co-CEOs of Diamond Films Group, will accept the award on behalf of the company.

“In less than ten years, Diamond Films has emerged as one of the top distributors in the Latin American region. We commend them for all they’ve accomplished and congratulate them on this richly deserved honor,” said Andrew Sunshine, VP of the Film Expo Group, which manages ShowEast.

Established in 2010, Diamond Films is the theatrical distribution arm of Telefilms Group, the largest independent distributor of Hollywood films in Latin America. Diamond Films operates as a local theatrical distributor representing approximately 95% of movie tickets sold in LATAM, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. The group also controls the distribution chain from theatrical to television across the LATAM region. As part of its growth, the company has expanded to Europe, setting up Diamond Films Spain.

In addition to distributing three Best Picture Oscar winners—The King’s Speech, The Artist and Moonlight—Diamond Films has distributed a string of hits in the region which include The Hunger Games, The Wolf of Wall Street and Olympus Has Fallen.

Diamond Films is currently involved in local production projects as a co-producer and distributor in key markets of the region. Its first local production, Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño, reached more than 5.8 million admissions and was the highest-grossing Mexican movie in 2016, with a box office of more than US$15,390,000.

ShowEast will take place Oct. 23-26 and is expected to attract an estimated 1,300 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals.