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caligari film

(Film und Fernsehproduktions GmbH)




Founder / Managing Director


Head of Development


Business and Legal Affairs

+49 895 480 950

Company Profile


Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH was founded in 1986 by Gabriele M. Walther and is one of the leading independent production companies in Germany. The company is active in the 3 areas of factual entertainment, family entertainment, which includes both animation and live action formats, and drama series with strong female leads.

In the family entertainment sector, Caligari has produced numerous animated cinema films as well as series based on the most popular German children's brands such as COCONUT THE LITTLE DRAGON, THE MUSCLETEERS and KNIGHT RUSTY.

The current highlight of the factual department is the series PRINCESS OF SCIENCE, which was nominated for the prestigious Grimme Award as well as for Der Goldene Spatz, Germany's highest-ranking award for kid’s program.

In the field of drama series, Gabriele M. Walther was recently selected as one of the 6 finalists in the EPC’s Netflix Pitching Competition with the 6-part drama series RAMSTEIN.

Caligari Films has won several awards, including the German Comedy Award, the White Elephant for kid’s program and was nominated several times for the German Film Award with the apocalyptic thriller HELL.

Gabriele M. Walther was named Entrepreneur of the Year in Bavaria and is a board member of the Alliance of German Producers.

In addition to its headquarters in Munich, Caligari Film has branches in Stuttgart (Traffix Entertainment), Cologne (Caligari Entertainment) and Berlin (Synergy Film); Caligari International (Munich) is responsible for international co-productions and world distribution.


Gabriele M. Walther

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Marcus Hamann

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Sophie Werdin

Company Highlights



PAN TAU  2020

Genre:              Comedy, Family Entertainment

Director:           Franziska Meyer Price, Michael Zens

Screenplay:      Steven Bawol, Jonathan Evans, Tom Gerhardt, Marcus Hamann, Shelley Hoffmann, Robert Pincombe,                                Mark Slater, Gabriele M. Walther

Cast:                 Matt Edwards, Orlando Seale, Jan Anderson, Megan Richards, Bethany Billy, Matthew Wolf, Connor                                   Catchpole, Hannah Chinn, Natalia St. John Porther, Sean Baker, Jacob Avery, Louis

Elegant, silent and yet full of fantastic surprises - Pan Tau is no ordinary school mascot. Whenever a child at Westpark School needs help, he steps in with a smile - and incredible alien magic powers. With the ability to make bathtubs fly, or to beam you into your favorite novel, this is the invisible friend that everyone wants. But the real heroes are the girls and boys. Thanks to Pan Tau, they discover their own superpowers: by developing courage, cleverness, self-confidence and friendship, they master every challenge in the end and thus grow beyond themselves.

PRINCESS OF SCIENCE: Season 2 (2021)

Genre: Factual Entertainment

Director: Anke Rau

Cast: Patrizia Elinor Thoma, Linh Nguyen, Johanna Baehr

In the second season of "Princess of Science", the young female scientists Patrizia, Linh and Johanna prove that the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - can also inspire girls. Together, the three researchers check how much science is in their everyday leisure activities.


Genre:             Animation/Adventure/Family

Director:         Hubert Weiland

Screenplay:     Based on the original books by Ute Krause


Living at the harbor docks is tough: a ruthless gang of rats has the harbour under its strict control. Only the Muscleteers dare to stand up to them with magnificent missions and life-saving rescues. The four stay true to their oath: all for one, one for all.

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