Authors: Irina Albita (co-founder, FilmChain) and Liv Stannah (Lead Software Engineer, FilmChain)

The film and TV industry relies on legacy manual and error-prone payments solutions.

FilmChain is a fintech platform that collects, allocates and analyses film, TV and digital media revenues in a transparent and efficient way. We collect funds…

We have decided to waive our setup fee for select documentaries.


I’m simply not afraid. It’s not in my dictionary of behaviour. (Werner Herzog)

Documentaries are a fundamental part of filmmaking and they are seeing great popularity lately. We, as a society are willing to ask questions that weren’t asked…

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.

Film festivals and markets have a huge responsibility, which goes beyond screening new films. They are the platforms where new initiatives are released and new behavioural changes emerge. Screen professionals come to these markets for the curation of new breakthroughs, they expect to be educated, to be inspired. Innovation, for…

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Hearst has joined our journey as an investor and mentor through HearstLab.

We’re honoured to share this Press Release!

Eve Burton, HearstLab Chairwoman said “We are thrilled to invest in FilmChain, partnering with them to expand their business in the U.K. and U.S. They bring transparency to a traditionally opaque process, ensuring monies are paid and putting real-time performance tracking at the fingertips of key project stakeholders. We were impressed with their traction and ability to provide increased value to their media clients. We continue to advance our mission of helping women-led businesses grow and are excited to further expand HearstLab”.

We’re beyond excited about this new step of our growth and would love to thank all our team members, advisors, mentors, investors and friends whom every day believe in our mission.

There can be absolutely no doubt that, so far, 2020 has been a strange and difficult year. Before his online-concert at Virtual Cannes last week, Ryūichi Sakamoto — renowned and Oscar-winning composer — said “during the quarantine [he] has had a strange feeling… it’s quiet, powerless and irresistible. Kind of…

These weeks we have been thinking. We tried to do better at listening, reflecting, watching and reading anything we could get our hands on. Our company culture and our values sit at the core of what we do. …


  • Use the time to take stock of the new ways you can streamline your processes
  • Test out new tools and platforms! Invest resources in educating yourself on how to improve your next films and processes.
  • Check old distribution deals, sales contracts — if licenses expired, look for new avenues…

It was historic when “PARASITE” was nominated in the most important category of the Academy Awards but what was a huge achievement was actually winning the Best Motion Picture. It is the first time for a foreign film to win this title, subsequently winning Best Screenplay, Best Director and not…


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

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