Strange Attractions is Peter Friedman’s New York and Paris-based company. We produce nonfiction films on diverse subjects including: portraits of extraordinary people, gay and aids-related issues, contemporary biology, and subjective essays on matters such as humanity’s relationship to nature, to mortality, and to existential questions. Our films have won many top awards, including the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Award, a Peabody Award, an Academy Award nomination, The Prix Europa in Berlin, and The Prix Italia in Rome, among others. The films have been shown extensively worldwide in cinemas, at film festivals, on television, in schools and museums, and on home video and dvd.
Partners and supporters
US supporters include the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Sundance Channel, POV, PBS, ITVS and IFP/No Borders. European supporters include ARTE-France, BBC, Channel 4 London, ZDF/Germany, RTBF/Belgium, YLE Finland, NPS/Holland, SVT/Sweden, DR/Denmark, France 3, SBS/Australia, and producing partners ADR Productions/Paris, Egoli Tossell Films/Germany, and Scarabee Films/Holland. Other European supporters include the Dutch Film Fund, the Rotterdam Film Fund, Cinemart, the Saxony Fund, the Centre National de la Cinematographie & la Procirep (France), AVEK (Finland), MEDIA and EURIMAGES (European funds). Our distributors and sales agents include New Video Group, First Run Features, Filmakers Library, and Cinema Guild in New York, Films Transit in Montreal, and F-for-Film in Paris.