Kazz Basma (UK/SPA)
Head of Sales and Acquisitions
Sideways Film

Kazz runs Sideways Film, a documentary and factual sales agency set up in 2010, with offices in London and Barcelona.

Sideways Film distributes internationally across all medias and formats, and attends 15-20 international markets and festivals each year. Their films have screened at major festivals (Sundance, IDFA, Tribeca, Sheffield, Hot Docs etc) and been licensed globally (Netflix, BBC, Nat Geo, ARTE and many other clients large and small).

Kazz is regularly invited as an expert to various festivals, training programs (EAVE, London College of Communication etc) and juries (including International Emmys). The company also occasionally partners at the project stage to develop and close budgets.


CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Very strong and relevant observational documentaries that unfold in a context of global interest and investigative documentaries which can me more journalistic and in the Current Affairs or Science genres.

NUMBER OF SLOTS/HOURS: We take on a maximum of 15 titles each year for world sales and one or two projects in which we help raise finance through matchmaking co-pros and pre-sales.

SUCCESSES/COMMISSIONS: Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (from Werner Herzog), The Rise of Jordan Peterson (which reached No. 1 on iTunes), 100 Million Views (No 1 most screened title at MIPDOC)