"Whiplash" • One of the most-talked about dramas at the festival was this feature about a teen-ager's obsession with becoming a great drummer. Sony Pictures Classics bought it for a reported $3 million.
"Laggies" • Keira Knightley stars in this comedy about an underachieving woman who befriends a teen (Chloe Moretz). A24 bought it for a reported $2 million for distribution in the U.S.
"Calvary" • Brendan Gleeson plays a priest who is threatened by a confessioner. The film was sold to Fox Searchlight Films for $2.5 million, Variety reported.
"I Origins" • Fox Searchlight also bought this science fiction film about a biology PhD who falls in love with a woman.
"Wish I Was Here" • Actor/director Zach Braff ("Scrubbs") sold his comedy-drama about a man facing a series of life crises to Focus Features. The controversial film was partly financed by the Kickstarter crowdfunding website.
"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" • This Iranian vampire western (you heard right) was purchased by Kinology and Cinetic Media for international and domestic distribution, respectively.
"Cold in July" • Michael C. Hall's first performance since "Dexter" is as this man who shoots a home burglar and prepares for retribution. The movie was bought by IFC Films for distribution here in the U.S.
"Dinosaur 13" • Lionsgate and CNN will be distributing this documentary about palentologists who discover a near-full T-Rex skeleton and become embroiled in a battle for credit.
"The One I Love" • Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") and Mark Duplass star as a married couple on the rocks who go on a weekend vacation to try and repair their relationship. The movie was sold to RADiUS-TWC, a subsidiary of the Weinstein Company, for release in the U.S.