FORTISSIMO FILMS is one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films from independent filmmakers from many countries. With offices in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and Hong Kong and agents in New York, Tokyo, Beijing and the Middle East, the company has a truly global presence and reach.
Founded in 1991, the company is well known for its commitment to original and groundbreaking films and for nurturing relationships with talented new directors and producers. The company's staff also works to cultivate relationships with key distributors around the world and film festivals, not to mention international and local journalists. Now in its sixteenth year of business, the company has experienced uninterrupted growth and continues to move from strength to strength.
The library of FORTISSIMO FILMS includes feature films, feature-length documentaries, animated films and short subjects. As of February 2006, FORTISSIMO FILMS has represented nearly 250 films from around the globe. Approximately 12-15 films per year are added to the line-up. Additionally the company has started to acquire and manage existing libraries on behalf of independent producers and directors, such as that of leading US-based producer Killer Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment and director Jim Jarmusch. Fortissimo maintains strong and developing contacts with the US independent production sector.
In the last five years FORTISSIMO FILMS has entered into activities related to the development, financing and co-production of films and has earned production credits on a number of titles including THE GODDESS OF 1967, THOMAS IN LOVE, PARTY MONSTER, GRIMM, Tsui Hark's THE ERA OF VAMPIRES, SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN, THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, P.S., MYSTERIOUS SKIN, SEVEN SWORDS, INVISIBLE WAVES and John Cameron Mitchell's SHORTBUS.