"Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito’s service FilmFinders helped me over the years again and again to navigate successfully through the ever-changing jungle of producers and their films”
-Wieland Speck, Senior Programer of Berlinale / Berlin International Film Festival, Panorama
“Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito have been on the front lines of the American independent film scene before the Sundance Film Festival and any of the current indie companies even existed, and they continue to know what’s going on before anyone else does. The web they cast is wide, their contacts are unparalleled, their stature enormous, their services indispensible.”
-Todd McCarthy, Senior Film Critic of The Hollywood Reporter (formerly with Variety) and a noted filmmaker, ‘Visions of Light’ and his latest docu on Pierre Rissient, Cannes FF 2007.
“Sydney Levine, Peter Belsito and Film Finders have a unique relationship to the Marché du Film and provide a great service to the international film business and to the filmmakers.”
-Jérôme Paillard, Directeur Délégué, Cannes Marché du Film.
“Sydney and Peter are true industry insiders, always on the scene and in the know. International treasures of the film world.”
-Rajendra Roy, Head of Museum of Modern Art NYC / MOMA Film Program, formerly Artistic Director for the Hamptons Int’l FF and Programer for the Berlinale / Berlin Int’l FF.
“FilmFinders [aka Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito] provides an invaluable research tool for finding information on all of the upcoming films and film festivals. Their hard work makes my job much easier.”
-Trevor Groth, Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival; Artistic Director, Cinevegas.
“Film Finders has been an invaluable beacon of light guiding our film safely through the murky and treacherous waters of distribution. Sydney and Peter’s encyclopedic knowledge of both the industry and the players has proven an integral part of our sales strategy. I won’t do another film without them.”
-Mike Gabrawy, Head of Production, Arclight, former indie producer, on our epic journey with the controversial Arnold Schwarzenegger documentary "Running With Arnold“.
“I have been working with Film Finders for years. They are responsive to our needs and put together excellent, useful reports for tracking markets and festivals.”
-Bob Berney, Of Picturehouse, has distributed in the US (for IFC, NewMarket etc) ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding’, ‘Passion of the Christ’, ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’, ‘Monster’, ‘Memento’, ‘Real Women Have Curves’, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’.
“Sydney Levine, Peter Belsito and Film Finders have always had a unique relationship to Sundance and Miami during my time at each and provide a great service to the intnernational film business and to the filmmakers.”
-Nicole Guillemet, Former Managing Director Sundance Institute (20 years), Co-Director Sundance Film Festival, Artistic Director Miami International Film Festival