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

2020Martin Suter (aka Martin Super) (WT)Documentary FeatureAndré Schäferin co-production
2020Sidney Poitier – I Am the Me I Choose to Be (WT)DocumentaryMultiple
2020Köstliches Apulien (WT)Documentary Series, arteLorenza Castella
2020Hello world! 20 Jahre Wikipedia (WT)DocumentaryMultiple
2019Gesichter der Flucht - Vom Gehen und AnkommenDocumentary SeriesMultiple
2019Köstliche ToskanaDocumentary Series, arte, ZDF [de]Multiple
2019Finnland - Von Lappland nach Helsinki (WT)Documentary (Mini Series), arte, NDR [de]Markus Augé
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, arte, NDR [de]Eva Gerberding
2019Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer.Documentary (Mini Series), arte, ZDF [de]Markus Augé
201950 Jahre nach StonewallDocumentary, arte, ZDF [de]André Schäfer
2019Kanadas Nationalparks (Staffel 2)Documentary (Mini Series), arte, RB - Radio Bremen TV [de]Multiple
2019Re: - Zur Wahl über die Grenze. Orbán holt Ukrainer nach UngarnReport (Series), arte, ZDF [de]Multiple
2019Re: - Beruf Minenräumer. Die Ukraine und ihr KriegserbeReport (Series), ZDF [de]Multiple
2018Friedrich II - Der Staufer. Der ewige Kampf mit dem PapstDocumentary, arte, ZDF [de]Markus Augé
2018Planet Schule - Dichter Dran!Documentary Series, SWR [de], WDR [de]Markus Augé
2018Marie meets Marx (Webserie)Series, SWR [de], WDR [de]Markus Augé
2018OzeanriesenDocumentary (Mini Series), arte, RB - Radio Bremen TV [de]Mathias Haentjes

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