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    About Bavaria Fiction GmbH

    16.000 on-air minutes per year. We love content!

    "Tatort", "Storm of Love", "The Rosenheim Cops" - with approximately 16,000 on-air minutes produced every year, we reach millions of viewers weekly and are one of the most successful production companies in Europe. In addition to series, movies and documentaries, Bavaria Fiction stands for highly successful event programming such as "Dark Woods", "Der Kaiser" and "Das Boot".

    The subsidiary of Bavaria Film and ZDF Studios is headed by Marcus Ammon and Jan S. Kaiser.

    Movies as production

    2023Weihnachten für Anfänger (WT)TV Movie, ZDF [de]Katja Benrath
    2023Tatort - Restschuld (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Claudia Garde
    2023Für immer Sommer - Film 2 (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Michael Rowitz
    2023Für immer Sommer - Film 1 (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Michael Rowitz
    2023Endlich Witwer - Griechische Odyssee (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Rainer Kaufmann
    2023Mein Kind - Mоя дитина (WT)TV Movie, ZDF [de]Christine Hartmann
    2023Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Schutzgeld (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Christiane Balthasar
    2023Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Der Neue (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Christiane Balthasar
    2023Tatort - Siebte Etage (aka Neunte Etage) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Hüseyin Tabak
    2023RentnercopsTV Series, ARD [de]Multiple
    2023Dein perfektes Jahr (WT)TV Movie, ZDF [de]Luise Brinkmann
    2023Tatort - Unter Gärtnern (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Brigitte Maria Bertele
    2023Inga Lindström - Das Flüstern der Pferde (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Oliver Dieckmann
    2023Inga Lindström - Sag einfach ja (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Julia Peters
    2023Inga Lindström - Die vergessene Hochzeit (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Oliver Dieckmann
    2023Tatort - Schau mich an (WT)TV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Christoph Stark
    2023Tatort - Der Fluch des GeldesTV-Movie (Series), Degeto [de], SR [de]Christian Theede
    2023Inga Lindström - Einfach nur LiebeTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Marco Serafini
    2023Ungeschminkt (WT)TV Movie, BR [de], ORF [at]Dirk Kummer
    2023Der Parkhausmord (WT)Documentary, Sky [de]Gunther Scholz

    Film awards

    2023Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das FensterRomy [at]Best TV/Streaming MovieNominated
    2023Tatort - Du bleibst hierJupiter Awards [de]Best TV/Streaming MovieNominated
    2022Dark WoodsTatort Eifel [de]Filmpreis RolandWinner
    2022Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das FensterFestival German Film Ludwigshafen [de]Rheingold Audience AwardWinner
    2022Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das FensterFestival German Film Ludwigshafen [de]Film Art Award - Best filmNominated
    2020Endlich WitwerGrimme Preis [de]FiktionNominated
    2020Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Dörte muss wegJupiter Award [de]Bester TV-SpielfilmNominated
    2020Tatort - KaputtJupiter Award [de]Bester TV-SpielfilmNominated
    2019Das BootDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste Drama-SerieNominated
    2019SOKO StuttgartFair Film Award Fiction 2019SerieNominated
    2019SOKO StuttgartFair Film Award Fiction 2019SerieNominated

    Branch offices

    Company data

    Date of company foundation2007
    Company historyBavaria Fiction GmbH was founded in 2007 as Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH. The company was formed following the transformation of Bavaria Film GmbH into a holding company and the separation of its production division into an independent subsidiary. That same year ZDF Studios GmbH became a stakeholder in Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, acquiring 49% of the available shares. The company was renamed Bavaria Fiction GmbH in October 2017.

    For more than ten years the company has been producing a full range of fiction formats, from daily and weekly series to TV movies and lavish event productions. The company's portfolio has been constantly extended since its formation - in addition to the numerous series launched by Bavaria Film, The Rosenheim Cops (since 2001), Storm of Love (since 2005) and the movie collections Tatort: München (since 1989) and Inga Lindström (since 2003), numerous episodes of Polizeiruf 110 (since 2008) have been produced by the company’s Munich-based department, while the series SOKO Stuttgart (since 2009) has been made in Stuttgart. In addition to the large number of television movies, the company has also created many event specials including Dark Woods (2020).

    In 2014 the Bavaria Film subsidiary Colonia Media was taken over, which has continued to operate as the company’s Cologne department. As a result productions of the long-running series Tatort from Cologne, Münster and Dortmund are now well established movies of the company's portfolio, alongside the series Rentnercops and the crime series Dengler (both since 2014).

    Since 2016 the company has also operated from a fourth location in Berlin. 2016 also saw the creation of a separate department for international series which has produced high end series such as Das Boot, Arctic Circle and Freud.
    Permanent employees60
    Immediate working areaHead office: Munich
    Branch offices: Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart