First Hand Films wants to make people laugh and cry. We want to learn about our complex and beautiful world, fall in love and be seduced into new universes.

If a film takes us through hell and back, if it lets us discover unique heroines and heroes and if it hides a political and human message in all these emotions, then we fall in love with a film.

If we are allowed to experience impressive pictures full of honesty and fantasy in the cinema and are released back into a reality and world after the screening, which never look the same again as before, then we want to carry this experience to as many viewers as possible.

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Who we are

Esther van Messel
Nicole Biermaier
Head of Distribution | Programming
Sebastian Räss
Assistance Programming | Material Handling Distribution
Roberta De Rinaldis
Assistance Promotion




First Hand Films

Neunbrunnenstraße 50
8050 Zürich
Tel: 41 44 312 20 60



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