We are looking for well made one offs, series and feature docs that make audiences laugh, cry, fall in love and learn something.

For brilliant, inventive, intelligent filmmaking with a strong handwriting and storytelling.

We are curious about voices from filmmakers and as subjects (BIPoC, womxn and other disenfranchised members of the global society), from an intersectional feminist perspective. And always about new stories as such.

Any project from anywhere can be submitted by a production company in any part of its process, in English.

We are independent and free in our decision. Sums to be invested can vary, as equity in projects with some moderate seed money or as gap financing.

For film projects, one offs, series, features or online stories, please fill out our submission form here.

For the 2023 First Hand Fund Diversity Call for the total of €25’000, the following applies: the Award goes out in cash and in kind to projects, companies or collectives. We look for well-made groundbreaking stories that disrupt and advance dialogue.
The Award can be given to a company, a collective or a workshop of any format. It is intersectional, diversity-oriented and particularly encourages submissions from underrepresented and discriminated people of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, physical and psychological abilities.

The deadline was the 31st of July, and we have received around one hundred diverse plans and projects from all over the world. In the fall, we will make announcements about those that move to the next round, and later on, the finalists, and then the winners.

An award from the First Hand Films Diversity Fund will include a cooperation with First Hand Films in a fitting way for the project: a share, an option, a credit, a partnership, to be found in best of faith upon further selection.