How we run the shop

Mission Statement

To be fast in both perception and empathy, and to be precise in decision and deed. To believe in stories told, well told, differently told, and to believe in captivating audiences, as small as they might be. To render impeccable service, polite...

Passion

First Hand Films must make people laugh, cry, fall in love and learn something. Not many films do that to us, but when filmmakers take us into a new universe, when they tell us stories we never thought existed, when they take us through hell and back....

Labor of Love

Our greatest pride is that we keep succeeding in selling those much-loved films internationally and continuously. We keep a lean management and are flexible in our decisions. We cooperate tightly with our producers and are persistent in our line of business...

The Business of Sales and Falling in Love - What we do and who we are

First, we fall in love. Then, we start to work. Our passion is to get good films seen, our job is to add professional know-how to further the film’s commercial career: knowledge of the markets, contacts with the relevant players, and skills to close a...

Company Profile

Dedicated Production and tailor made Distribution for every story in every medium everywhere. We get to work when the good stories open up universes we never knew existed, when the story takes us through hell and back, when it walks rainbows with us,...

Acquisition Policy

We look for A strong story and a creative director. Daring documentaries with good narratives – feature length for festivals, cinemas and SVOD platforms and in one-hour TV-versions. Films that are subversive and commercial at the same time - that c...

Launching & Marketing

Marketing – basics not to be left behind Each programme needs a recognizable key picture (300dpi). Take high resolution screen shots during editing or, much better, take high resolution and high quality set photos during the shoot. It’s worth it!...

Speaking & Teaching

When we are invited to sit in Juries or teach or present Workshops or Case Studies, our families often ask: What will you talk about? My reply usually is: About how to have a big mouth. In reality, of course, we are simply happy to share what we have...

Project and Rough Cut Assessments

If you have a project or a rough cut that you wish to be carefully assessed independently we can provide that service for you. Distribution, sales and festival consultancy are each at €250, all three combined at €600. An independent rough cut assessment reg...