Exclusive: First Hand Films does doc deals for Korea, Italy

Swiss distributor First Hand Films has finalized a number of deals, with titles including Raw Herring (pictured) as well as And Who Taught You to Drive? selling into Korea, Russia, Austria and Italy.
June 21, 2013

Zurich-based distributor First Hand Films has finalized a number of deals, with titles including Raw Herring (pictured) and realscreen MIPTV Pick And Who Taught You to Drive? selling into Korea, Russia, Austria and Italy.

EBS in Korea has picked up documentaries including Raw Herring, The Only Son, And Who Taught You to Drive? and Project Wild Thing.

And Who Taught You to Drive? also sold to The Russian Documentary Guild. The non-fiction comedy follows ex-pats as they take their driver’s license exams again in a foreign country.

RSI in Switzerland bought the investigative doc Mona Lisa is Missing – The Man Who Stole the Masterpiece, while RAI3 in Italy acquired White Black Boy.

ORF III in Austria acquired Jerusalem Cuts, while AMP International secured the in-flight rights for Harry Dean Stanton – Partly Fiction.

The latter film was picked up by Australian distribution company Antidote, while Orchids – My Intersex Adventure, along with And Who Taught You To Drive? were both picked up by Against Gravity in Poland.

In addition, First Hand Films has struck recent deals with U.S. distributors, with Women Make Movies picking up the distribution rights for Surviving the Tsunami – My Atomic Aunt and Films Media Group picking up Thinking Existenz and In 80 Trains Around the World.


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