gff is an independent film and television production company based in Cologne and Munich. The company was founded in 1982 by the Oscar®-nominated author, director and producer Hans W. Geißendörfer.

We develop and produce fictional formats for cinema and television with the aim of creating unique entertainment that gives the audience an intense and lasting viewing experience. Character, story and a narrator with a personal and urgent concern are particularly close to our hearts.

Besides a multitude of German and international productions ranging from mainstream to arthouse, and having won many awards (including the Golden Palm, the German Film Award and the Grimme Prize), the Weekly ARD series LINDENSTRASSE (1985 – 2019) with 1,758 episodes is our best-known product.

Our current development slate covers all genres, from post-apocalyptic sci-fi to sophisticated family entertainment and daring thrillers, and includes series, feature films and TV dramas for national and international audiences.

All the stories in our portfolio are stories that we enjoy watching ourselves because they touch us and carry us off into new, unseen worlds.
We like challenging projects and like to work with young talents with strong handwriting who sometimes have a hard time – but are worth hearing.

1988 „Bambi” for LINDENSTRASSE

1993 „Golden Globe”-Nomination for JUSTIZ

1998 „Goldene Kamera” for LINDENSTRASSE

2005 „LOLA” for “Best Camera/Art Work” for SCHNEELAND

2005 Festival des Films du Monde in Montreal: „Special Jury Prize” for SCHNEELAND

2005 Festival international du film de montagne in Autrans: „Special Jury Prize” for SCHNEELAND

2008 “Max Ophüls Preis” for „Best Film” and „Best Film Score” for „SELBSTGESPRÄCHE”

2008 Locarno International Film Festival: „Leopard” for “Best Actor” to Tayanc Ayaydin in PAZAR – DER MARKT

2008 Ghent Film Festival: „Best Film” for PAZAR – DER MARKT

2008 Antalya Film Festival: Awards for „Best Screenplay”, „Best Actor” and „Best Costume Design” for PAZAR – DER MARKT

2008 International Short Film Festival Berlin: „Best Youth Short” for PLAY TIME

2010 Cannes International Film Festival: „Golden Palm” as “Best Film” for UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

2010 Short Film Festival in Palm Springs: „Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes” for HERMANN

2011 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in London: Audience Award for HERMANN

2011 Asian Film Awards in Hongkong: „Best Film” for UNCLE BOONME WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

2015 Fantastic Fest: “Next Wave Award” for “Best Film” for THE BUNKER

2015 Mauvais Genre Film Festival: “Prix du Jury” and “Prix du Jury de la Critique” for THE BUNKER

2015 Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival: “Jury Award for Best Actor” for Daniel Fripan for THE BUNKER

2015 Lund International Fantastic Film Festival: “Honorable Mention” for THE BUNKER

2015 Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival: “Best Director” for THE BUNKER

2016 La Mano Festival: “Best Film” for THE BUNKER

2017 German Filmcritic Award: Nomination for “Best First Feature” for THE BUNKER

2018 Nomination for International Emmy in the category TV-Movie/Mini Series for TOTER WINKEL (BLIND SPOT)

Hans W. Geißendörfer

CEO | Producer

1970 „Filmband in Gold” for JONATHAN

1976 „Filmband in Silber” for STERNSTEINHOF

1978 „Filmband in Gold” for DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE

1979 „OSCAR”-Nomination for DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE

1982 „Filmband in Silber” for DER ZAUBERBERG

2001 „Adolf-Grimme-Preis in Gold”, creator and producer of LINDENSTRASSE

2001 „Bobby” – Media award by the federal Lebenshilfe association for particular merit in gaining recognition for disabled people within society

2004 „Preis für Dialog und Toleranz” awarded by the charity Deutscher Päritätischer Wohlfahrtverband

2006 „Lifetime achievement award” as part of the DVD Champions Awards

2011 „Ehrenbiber” 33. Biberacher Filmfestspiele for his lifetime achievement

2015 „Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande”

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