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. With offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London and Beijing, 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. Fortissimo enjoys maintaining excellent relationships with key international distributors and film festivals, not to mention international and local journalists around the world. After more than twenty years of business, the company has experienced uninterrupted growth and continues to move from strength to strength.
Fortissimo Films’ library includes feature films, feature-length documentaries, animated films, and short subjects. The company currently represents over 300 films from every corner of the globe. These include features by Wong Kar Wai (2046, CHUNGKING EXPRESS, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE); Martin Scorsese (SHINE A LIGHT); John Cameron Mitchell (SHORTBUS); Jim Jarmusch (COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, MYSTERY TRAIN); Iwai Shunji (LOVE LETTER, HANA & ALICE); Pen-ek Ratanaruang (6IXTYNIN9, NYMPH); Tsai Ming-Liang (I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE, WHAT TIME IS IT THERE?); and Tian Zhuangzhuang (THE BLUE KITE, SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN).
Fortissimo's documentaries include Morgan Spurlock’s SUPER SIZE ME; Andrew Jarecki’s CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS; Sydney Pollack’s SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY; Julian Schnabel’s BERLIN; Tamra Davis’s JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD; and Kevin Macdonald's MARLEY.
Additionally, the catalogue features a range of works by celebrated directors comprising Gregg Araki, Sergei Bodrov, Fruit Chan, Peter Greenaway, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Richard Linklater, Mira Nair, the Pang Brothers, Park Chanwook, Paul Schrader, Todd Solondz, Béla Tarr, Tsui Hark, Wang Xiaoshuai, Zhang Yang, Zhang Yuan and many other acclaimed filmmakers.
Fortissimo also manages existing libraries on behalf of independent producers and directors, such as Wong Kar Wai’s Jet Tone, Killer Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment and directors Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley and Alex van Warmerdam.
Approximately 15 films per year are added to the line-up. Upcoming titles include SCHNEIDER VS. BAX by Alex van Warmerdam, SUNSET SONG by Terence Davies and HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES by John Cameron Mitchell.