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About Florianfilm GmbH [de]

Florianfilm GmbH was founded on the 1st of May 2001 by the proprietors Marianne and André Schäfer. Over the past 13 years, Florianfilm’s editorial line has broadened to a diverse and international portfolio that transcends genres. Florianfilm is one of the leading non-fiction production companies in Germany and regularly produces documentaries for cinema and television, as well as documentary series and formats for national public broadcasters and many international broadcasters.

Over the past eight years Florianfilm has also regularly released cinema documentary features. Among them was “Lenin only got as far as Lüdenscheid” (nominated for the German Film Prize 2009 in the category “Best Documentary”), “The World According to Irving”, “Perry Rhodan – Cosmic Hero”, “Deutschboden” and „You’ll Never Walk Alone“.

Television audiences were especially keen on our documentary features about international stars like Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Margaret Rutherford and Katharine Hepburn. The historical documentaries “The Romanovs” and “Hitler’s Madonna”, which were broadcasted by ARTE, had the highest viewer numbers ever in their programming slot in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Many of our films were and are competing in international festivals such as the Berlinale, the Filmfest Munich, the Indie Fest in La Jolla, USA, the Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the FIFA, the New York Festivals, the Literavision in Munich amongst others.

Projects as production

2022Die Bücher, die er nicht verbrannte (WT)DocumentaryMultiple
2022Sidney Poitier - I Am the Me I Choose to Be (WT)DocumentaryMultiple
2022Russisch Roulette (WT)Documentary, arteAndré Schäfer
2021Berühmt und Unbequem - Ludmilla UlitzkajaTV Movie, NDR [de]Eva Gerberding
2021Hanna SchygullaDocumentary, arte, SWR [de]André Schäfer
2021Inselwelt New York (3 Teile)Documentary (Mini Series), ZDF [de]Thomas Halaczinsky
2021Bruno Ganz - Der sehnsüchtige RevolutionärDocumentary, arteMultiple
2020Everything about Martin Suter. Everything but the Truth
in co-production
Documentary FeatureAndré Schäferin co-production
2020Finnland - Sommer auf der SeenplatteDocumentary (Mini Series), arte, NDR [de]Markus Augé
2020Köstliches ApulienDocumentary Series, arteLorenza Castella
2020Lotte Lenya - Warum bin ich nicht froh?Documentary, arte, ZDF [de]Katja Duregger
2020Die wunderbare Reise der Selma LagerlöfDocumentary, arte, NDR [de]André Schäfer
2020Edda Moser - Königin der NachtDocumentary, arte, ZDF [de]Hilla Schulte
2020Das Wikipedia Versprechen - 20 Jahre Wissen für alle?Documentary, arte, WDR [de]Multiple
2019Gesichter der Flucht - Vom Gehen und AnkommenDocumentary SeriesMultiple
2019Köstliche ToskanaDocumentary Series, arte, ZDF [de]Multiple
2019Köstliches PiemontDocumentary Series, ZDF [de]Multiple
2019Love Rituals - with Charlotte RocheDocumentary Series, ZDF [de]Multiple
2019Trans - I got LifeDocumentary FeatureMultiple
2019Der Schauspieler Ulrich Tukur - Träumer und SuchenderDocumentary, NDR [de]Eva Gerberding

Film awards

2019Köstliches PiemontSestriere Film Festival [it]Special MentionWinner


2018FairFilmAward Non-Fiction 2018


Branch offices

  • Cologne
    Unter Krahnenbäumen 450668  KölnGermany
    Phone:+49 221 2005280
    Fax:+49 221 2005282
  • Eiderstedt
    Norderdeich 125882  Tetenbüll-WasserkoogGermany
    Phone:+49 4865 9015171

Company data

Date of company foundation2001
Permanent employees10
Immediate working areaHead office: Cologne
Branch offices: Cologne, other city