2020 Wrap up

3 min readFeb 1, 2021

Dear FilmChain friends,

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but at FilmChain, we like to celebrate the little wins that keep the spirits up.

We won the Equals Money Award 2020!

We won another award!

Following FilmChain’s win of the Zinemaldia Start-up Challenge at the San Sebastian Film Festival (covered in Variety), we were honoured to receive the Makers & Shakers’ Equals Money Award in December, for positive effect and an impact on the production budget and the on-screen value.

Lots of exciting updates on our product

FilmChain Product Updates

We’re so proud of how the platform has evolved according to industry feedback, we put together a summary of our Product Updates for independent films.

Jan Spielhoff has joined FilmChain!

Delighted to announce that Jan Spielhoff has joined FilmChain, supporting us in building an enterprise custom-solution to tackle data integrity, scalability, automation, reporting and analytics for broadcasters and distributors.

Read the Press Release

We made some great partners!

The list of Funds that are now using FilmChain has grown this year, to include HBO Europe, Eurimages COE, FFA, FFHSH Film Fund Hamburg, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Creative Scotland, Film Fund Luxembourg, HessenFilm und Medien, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Netherlands Film Fund, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and Screen Australia. We continued for another year our partnership with Produzentenverband German Producers Association.

Read our Partnership Announcement from 2019.

Female Founders First

We graduated the exciting Female Founder First by Techstars and Barclays programme, which we recommend to the powerhouse female founders out there.

Listen to Maria’s podcast with Rise Barclays

FilmChain x HearstLab

In August, Hearst joined our journey as a strategic investor through HearstLab, who shares our pursuit for a digital future of the entertainment industry.

Read the Press Release

Continuing the FilmChain mission

We’ve continued to empower producers and screen professionals with deeper insights into tech, digitisation and screen recoupments at workshops and masterclasses such as Inside Pictures, IFP Week, EPI, Creative Europe, Film City Futures, Future of Film Festival, German Producers Association, Israeli Film Producers Association and prestigious film schools.

Rewatch the Future of Film Sessions

Thank you to all who made last year a time of growth. Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Find us at www.filmchain.co




FilmChain is a collection agent for indie films and royalties management solution for enterprises.