First Hand Films


International sales and services of ambitious and accessible non-fiction shows.
Run by Esther van Messel and a staff of five since 1998 in Zurich and Berlin, FHF represents close to 300 films and 200 producers from all over the world. FHF acts as executive producer for selected projects and is present at all major festivals around the year.
In 2011, First Hand Films are multi-award winning and have been seen by many millions of people.

Involvement in film

Coaching, packagin, servicing, market intelligence, legal & commerical knowhow


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