Bavaria Film - Ideas set in motion.
Bavaria Film and its subsidiaries are an innovative and richly-positioned leader within Germany’s film and television branch with a pedigree stretching back 100 years. The core business revolves around the development, production and distribution of both dramatic as well as non-fiction genres across all platforms. Another arm of the company runs a renowned studio and office campus south of Munich.
Bavaria Film has an annual turnover of €277 million and employs around 1,650 industry professionals. Corporate stakeholders and financial partners include WDR, SWR, BR and MDR, as well as through grants from the State Bank of Bavaria. Bavaria Film is a management holding firm divided into Content, Rights & Distribution, Studios & Services and Real Estate.
Production divisions responsible for film, television and streaming content for public as well as private and corporate video production of branded entertainment, digital marketing and corporate events.
The series Sisi circles around the tomboy and Bavarian princess, who, after her marriage with Franz Joseph I., Emperor of Austria, has to realize that life at the Habsburg court in Vienna is not at all what she expected. The monarch must fight against the strict and even cruel regime at court and for her ideals. Empress Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, was a pop star and influencer of her time at the end of the 19th century, and an icon in Europe and beyond.
The RTL+-series is produced by Story House Pictures (Jens Freels and Andreas Gutzeit, who also serves as showrunner) in collaboration with Satel Film (Heinrich Ambrosch, Bettina Kuhn) and Beta Film. Scripts are written by Elena Hell and Robert Krause. Head writers are Andreas Gutzeit and Robert Krause. Sven Bohse (Dark Woods) directs the series; Hauke Bartel leads the RTL Mediagroup's team with Sylke Poensgen (EP) and Markus Böhlke (commissioning editor). The show is supported by the FFA German Federal Film Board and the FFF Bavarian Film and Television Fund.
The story of the high end series "Das Boot" begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when, in the midst of World War II, submarine warfare was becoming ever more brutal. The plot follows a young submarine Crew on a dangerous surveillance mission, as the Résistance begins to gain influence at the French port of La Rochelle.
Season 3 in production.
Produced by Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland.
Vienna, 1886. The young Sigmund Freud is still a long way from being a globally revered national figure. His peculiar concept of the unconscious and his use of hypnosis draws ridicule and sees him marginalised by the medical establishment. His professional reputation is at stake, as is his engagement to his beloved Martha. He finds distraction accompanying his friend Arthur Schnitzler to cocaine-fuelled nights with Vienna’s polite society.
When this same society is shaken by a series of mysterious murders, Freud enlists the aid of fragile medium Fleur and traumatised war veteran and policeman Alfred Kiss in his bid to expose the masterminds behind the crimes, which are causing a stir – even in the upper echelons of political circles.
Produced by Satel Film and Bavaria Fiction for ORF and Netflix.
“Storm of Love“ is arguably the most watched European telenovela to date. Sold in over 25 territories (and counting), it has become a scheduling and ratings mainstay wherever it shows.
Love, power, intrigue and friendship – for those who take up residence at the five-star hotel "Fürstenhof", their stay will be all about great emotions. Set in the fictional Upper Bavarian community of Bichlheim, each season centres on a young couple who must overcome obstacles before they can be happily married and leave "Fürstenhof" to start a future together.
Produced by Bavaria Fiction for German broadcaster Das Erste.
Inspired by real-life-events that took place the late 1980s, this sinister mini-series tells the story about a family tragedy, and of a brother searching for his missing sister for more than 30 years. From award-winning writer Stefan Kolditz (“Generation War”, “Naked among Wolves”) with Matthias Brandt (“Babylon Berlin”), Karoline Schuch (“Luther and I”), August Wittgenstein (“Das Boot”, “Deadwind”), Nicholas Ofczarek (“Pagan Peak”, “The Team”) and Hanno Koffler (“Never look away”, “Pagan Peak”) as main characters.
Produced by Bavaria Fiction and ConradFilm for NDR/ARD Degeto.
What would it mean to give up your life, your love, your friends and your future and have to live in a foreign environment as a different person?
The Dreher family has to leave everything behind when Simon Dreher, a private banker, becomes a key witness in a money-laundering case against ruthless gangster Darankov. The family is whisked away to a rustic village in the mountains....
Directed by Till Endemann, starring Nina Kunzendorf, Benjamin Sadler and Stephanie Japp. Produced by ConradFilm and Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for ARD.
At the risk of their lives, the Vienna Crime Squad solves tough and tricky criminal cases such as murder, human smuggling or hostage-taking. Since the start of the series in 2005, the special commission's operational areas have been Vienna, Styria, Lower Austria and Upper Austria. Time and again, the Crime Squad also has to save lives on the water - where its own rules and laws apply.
Produced by Satel Film in co-operation with ORF and ZDF.
A popular, approachable and youthful hospital drama series with its fingers on the pulse of life. The young cast leaves no emotional stone unturned over the course of the series. The classic 50-minute plotlines employ genre-typical tension and connected narratives among the protagonists from episode to episode. Solid craft and modernized soap-style production grab the mainstream and promise a long-term fan base.
Produced by Saxonia Media for MDR/ARD.
"Enfant Terrible" is Oskar Roehler's latest film and homage to one of the most legendary and radical German Filmmakers - Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of a small, progressive theatre in Munich 1967, and seizes the production without further ado, nobody suspects this brazen young rebel to become one of the most important post-war German filmmakers. Despite early setbacks, many of his films breakout at the most renowned films festivals and polarise audience, critics and filmmakers alike. His radical views and self-exploitation, as well as his longing for love, have made him one of the most fascinating film directors of this time.
Produced by Bavaria Filmproduktion and X-Filme Creative Pool.
World Premiere (virtual): Cannes FF 2020 - Official Selection
Toni (Carolin Kebekus) and Marc (Maxim Mehmet) want to get divorced, because their great passion seems to have died out. It should be an amicable separation, after all, they are adults and still get along well. But it's not so easy to make a fresh start: each of them has just been offered a job abroad. So who will take care of the children Emma (Arina Prokofyeva) and Tobias (Arsseni Bultmann)?
The parents make a pact: Emma and Tobias should decide with whom they want to live! Using the most adventurous tricks, Toni and Marc now try to convince their children that they are better off with the other in a custody battle of a very special kind: It's your turn, honey!
Produced by Conradfilm and Bavaria Filmproduktion.
What makes a man a man’s man? Slacker Daniel has to man up when he falls in love with a Turkish woman, whose traditional family expects a he-man at her side…
A gender-bender culture-clash comedy by Christof Wahl (co-director of "Rabbit Without Ears") based on a best-selling book starring German multi-talent Christian Ulmen ("Berlin Blues“,“The Elementary Particles“). Produced by ConradFilm, Bavaria Pictures, Erfttal Film.
The bittersweet tale of a lonely American widower in Paris who learns to love life again after a chance encounter with a beautiful and vibrant young woman. They both spend a short but precious time together – a time that touches their hearts and changes their lives.
The German-Belgian co-production is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. The cast includes two-time Oscar® winner Sir Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, four-time Oscar® nominee Jane Alexander, French “César” winner Anne Alvaro and Golden-Globe® winner Gillian Anderson. Music by Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer. Produced by Bavaria Pictures, Kaminski.Stiehm.Film, Senator Film Cologne
"Delightful pairing of a classy Michael Caine and an enchanting Clémence Poésy" - Screen Daily
"Enthralling, gorgeously mounted […] Formidable performances [...] An overdue and very welcome return to the bigscreen." VARIETY, Scott Foundas (Chief Film Critic)
The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters decide to share their love with Schiller. What begins playfully, almost as a game among the three of them, soon turns serious as it leads to the end of a pact...
In this aesthetic tour-de-force, one of Germany’s foremost “auteurs,” Dominik Graf, examines a passionate love triangle that may have been one of Schiller’s most closely guarded secrets. The actors Hannah Herzsprung (Four Minutes), Henriette Confurius and Florian Stetter (Sophie Scholl) demonstrate the full range of their artistry, and, through their eloquence and expressiveness, raise this gorgeously shot film to the level of a timeless study of love. Produced by Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktion in Co-Production with WDR.
Bavaria Media manages all copyright and intellectual property law for Bavaria Film and third-party affiliates. The department oversees the international acquisition and marketing of film and television rights. A special section of Bavaria Media plays a substantial publishing role in European film scores. The licensing arm is responsible for the popular character Janosch and brands like Playmobil and Emoji.
Founded in 1983 and supported by solid national and international partnerships, Bavaria Sonor Licensing is one of Germany’s most respected licensing agencies: Playmobil, Masha and the Bear, Care Bears, Janosch, Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, BIG-Bobby Car, Panini and Emoji. The full-service agency offers partners the complete spectrum of rights and licensing services via premier contacts in consumer goods and corporate commerce.
Bavaria Sonor Music Publishers holds extensive rights to national and international film and soundtrack composers. Bavaria Media runs its own independent label, sources top-tier partners and serves as a creative catalyst among directors, producers and composers.
For more information about Bavaria’s business unit "Rights and Distribution" please visit BAVARIA MEDIA.
Houses the complete production capabilities and services of Bavaria Film and its subsidiaries. The 30 hectare complex south of Munich is home to 124 state-of-the-art film and television studios ranging between 50 and 3,150 square meters in size. Services include in- and outdoor sets, mobile broadcasting, set construction, props, wardrobe and postproduction.
Real Estate includes renting, leasing, construction and studio tours. German media firms like RTL II, Home Shopping Channel 1-2-3.tv and HerbX Films are headquartered on the lot. Current upgrades to the century-old lot push leadership in digital television and film by leveraging collaboration, networking and merging units into critical mass.
Map of the Lot
Our lot in Munich/Geiselgasteig is approx. 30 hectares (74 acres) in size. Find your way around with the help of our digital map of the lot:
Thanks to a climate-neutral energy supply at the Geiselgasteig media campus, Bavaria Film offers ideal conditions for green production.
Energy production on the lot is climate neutral as of 2013. Ideal for green production projects. On-site power is from renewable sources and heating is geothermal. The model is regenerative and sank the complex’ CO2 footprint by 98.5% since 2011.
Bavaria Film rigorously balances any remaining emissions through forest protection grants in Brazil’s Para.
Bavaria Film GmbH is headquartered on the Bavaria Film studio lot in Geiselgasteig outside of Munich. Through its subsids and joint ventures, Bavaria Film Group is active at major media production locations in Germany and other European countries.
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