Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH: Production Company
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Stefanie Bauer
Reisingerstr. 580337  MünchenGermany
Phone+49 89 548095-11
Fax+49 89 5480922

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About Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH

Caligari Films was founded in 1986 and is one of the leading independent production companies in Germany. Shareholder and managing director is Gabriele M. Walther. The company introduced the sitcom genre to the German market and produced numerous sitcom series for RTL. HAUSMEISTER KRAUSE for Sat.1 became the most successful German sitcom to date with 88 episodes.

With THE NIMBOLS, Caligari was the first company in Germany to produce a major CGI series and thus entered the international animation business. Following this, Caligari acquired the rights to many well-known brands such as COCONUT THE LITTLE DRAGON, LETTERS FROM FELIX, KNIGHT RUSTY and PRINCESS LILLIFEE and became market leader in the animation segment. Caligari’s animation productions include 10 feature films and more than 350 tv episodes and have won numerous awards.

The award-winning feature film HELL is part of the company’s fiction department. The apocalyptic thriller became the audience favourite at numerous festivals and received six nominations for the German Film Award. The high-end family entertainment series PAN TAU was produced in English and with a predominantly British cast in co-production with ARD.

The factual and non-fiction sector of Caligari includes the entertainment show PRINCESS OF SCIENCE as well as numerous docu-soaps and daytime formats, such as BEAUFORT 8, NICHT ZU STOPPEN and DER HAUSTIERCHECK. Caligari Entertainment also produces prime-time documentaries for ZDF such as TERRA X and FASZINATION UNIVERSUM with Harald Lesch.

In addition to its headquarter in Munich, Caligari Film has subsidiaries in Stuttgart (Traffix Entertainment), Cologne (Caligari Entertainment) and Berlin (Synergy Film).

In 2017, Gabriele M. Walther founded MEDIVA, the first networking event for female decision-makers in the media industry.

Projects as production

2021Törtel (WT)TV Series, ZDF [de]Hubert Weiland
2021Princess of ScienceTV Magazine, KiKA Kinderkanal [de], ZDF [de]Anke Rau
2021Eine Alm lernt fliegenDocumentary, Servus TV [at]Emanuel Neumeister
2021Terra X Faszination Universum - Im Bann der TechnikDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Juri Köster
2021Terra X Faszination Universum - Im Labyrinth des WissensDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Juri Köster
2021Leschs Kosmos - Aus dem Giftschrank der Natur. Pilze als Killer und RetterReport (series), ZDF [de]Andrea Ruppel
2021Leschs Kosmos - Schleichender Wandel. Killerpilze auf dem Vormarsch?Report (series), ZDF [de]Joachim Walther
2021Leschs Kosmos - Kein Stau und gute Luft. Mobilität mit ZukunftReport (series), ZDF [de]Joachim Walther
2020The Drag and UsTV Series, ZDF [de], ZDFneo [de]Franziska Meyer Price
2020Blühende Paradiese - Vom Klostergarten zum VolksparkDocumentary, SWR [de]Daniela Agostini
2020Princess of ScienceTV Magazine, KiKA Kinderkanal [de], ZDF [de]Anke Rau
2019Pan TauTV Series, MDR [de], WDR [de]Multiple
2019Die MuskeltiereTV Series, ZDF [de]Hubert Weiland
2018Terra X - Tatort Steinzeit. Deutschland vor 7000 JahrenDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Gabriele Wengler
2018Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss - Auf in den Dschungel!Feature FilmAnthony Power
2018Der kleine Drache KokosnussTV Series, ZDF [de]Hubert Weiland
2017Nicht zu stoppenDocumentary Series, KiKA Kinderkanal [de]Nils Laschin
2017Leschs Kosmos - Ausgeliefert. Die Macht der TöneReport (series), ZDF [de]Juri Köster
2016Capt’n SharkyFeature FilmHubert Weiland
2016Helden der Propaganda - Sportler in der NS-ZeitDocumentaryFrank Gensthaler

Film awards

2022Princess of ScienceGrimme Price [de]Children & YouthNominated

Company data

Date of company foundation1986
Permanent employees40
Immediate working areaHead office: Munich