The Volcano that Changed the World – premiere on ARTE on 23rd Sept 2017 8:15 pm

ARTE broadcasts on 23rd September 2017 at 8:15 pm our documentary “The Volcano that Changed the World” (directed by Florian Breier + Elmar Bartlmae). For this production, we have visited scientists, historians, archaeologists and volcanologists around the world to report on the consequences of this exceptional volcanic eruption of Mt Tambora 200 years ago. It […]

The Origami Code wins at Jackson Hole!

Last night, our German-French co-production The Origami Code received one of the most prestigious awards in science television. Our documentary won the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Award in the section Technology & Innovation.  In the previous months, the film had already received prizes at the Olomouc Science Film Festival in the Czech Republic and […]

Stickers Collecting Fever to open the Kicking + Screening Film Festival in New York on Sept. 13th 2016

Our documentary Stickers Collecting Fever has been selected to open the 2016 edition of the Kicking and Screening  Football Film Festivals in New York on September 13th. Originally we had produced the film for ARD/WDR for the Football World Cup in 2014 and later produced an international Version. Here is the Trailer. Time and venue will follow.

The Origami Code Finalist at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards

The Jackson Hole Media Awards received more than 500 films to be considered for the competition. We are pleased to announce, that our co-production The Origami Code has been selected as finalist for the section Technology und Innovation. Our film will compete against three productions from the US.  The winner will be announced on 21st September 2016 during a […]

Two prizes for The Origami Code

Unsere German-French Co-Produktion has received two prizes within the last month. At the Olomouc Science Film Festival the film has received a special mention and at the Science Film Festival in La Reunion, the film has won the main prize, the Gold Trophy.

Two Leonardo Film Productions at the Olomouce Science Film Festival

Two of our productions have been selected by the Olomouc Science Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Our director Ute de Groot will be on location and present our film  The Food Race on April 21st at 7:30pm. A few hours earlier, in the eraly afternoon, our German-French Co-Production The Origami Code will be shown as part of the competition. For more information click here: […]

 

Profile

Leonardo Film is an international active TV production company based in Oldenburg, North Germany. We develop and produce high-end documentaries for national and international broadcasters. Our focus is on strong stories in the fields of science, technology and economy.  Our films have been broadcast by the most renowned broadcasters in the world including BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ARTE, ARD and ZDF.

In 2009 Leonardo Film became partner of youris.com EEIG which runs an integrated platform for science journalists providing stories on international research. One key element is the production of Video News Releases and their dissemination to European TV networks. Leonardo Film is the main audiovisual producer and runs the media relations and distribution office of youris.com. For more information, check on www.youris.com.

In addition, Leonardo Film also creates compelling moving images for corporations or institutions. For our clients we produce image films, product films or podcasts.

 

In Production

Iron Heart (1 x 52 min) in Co-Production with Images of Adventure and ZDF/ARTE, with support of nordmedia.
50 years after the first heart transplant, this science documentary takes a personal view on the science of heart transplantations. Delivery: Autumn 2017. Distribution: Albatross World Sales.

Onassis (1 x 52 min) in Co-Production with Stennerfilm and NDR/ARTE with support of nordmedia.
A biography of the Greek businessman, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2016. Delivery: Autumn 2017.

Plakat! (1 x 52 min) in Co-Production with DocArt Rome and NDR/ARTE with support of nordmedia.
The history of graphic design and advertising, which started in Germany 120 years ago with the creation of advertising bills. Delivery: Autumn 2017.

CITYFIED (5 x 10 min)
Production of four Video News Releases and one institutional video about the European Research Project CITYFIED.

R2Cities (5 x 10 min)
Production of four Video News Releases and one institutional video about the European Research Project R2CITIES.

BRICKER (1 x 12 min)
Production of one institutional video about the European Research Project BRICKER.

REMOURBAN (4 x 10 min)
Production of 3 Video News Releases and an institutional video about the European Research Project REMOURBAN.

 

In Development

Best Friends (1 x 90/52 min) in Co-Production with Paul Kemp (Canada), Doclights and WDR/ARTE.
What do man’s best friends really think? An insight look into the mind of our favourite pets.

Life on the Limit ( 5 x 52 min)
Farmers in most extreme places of our planet try to cultivate crops. This series investigates their methods and shows how climate change affects the life on the limit.

The Maori Trails (3 x 52 min)
This series follows hiking experts in New Zealand on one of the most spectacular and diverse trails on our planet.

Cow Eats Man (1 x 52min)
Uncover the Madness about the origin of BSE. A treatment is available.

The first Battle of Europe (1 x 52/45 min)
Archaeologists have found 100 skelletons from the Bronze Age in a site in North Germany. Did the first battle of Europe take place here?

Past Productions (Selection):

The Volcano that Changed the World (1 x 52min) with the support of SWR/ARTE, nordmedia and MFG. 200 years after its devestation, historians are uncovering the global impact of the erruption of Mount Tambora, which killed hundred thousands of people on every continent. Distributed by Lucky You.

The Food Race – pesticides, GMOs and Organic Farming on the Test (1 x 52 min)
One billion people are starving and every second a child dies of hunger and its consequences. At the same time the world’s food production is at its peak level, and the demand for meat is growing not only in the industrial world. This film reveals the causes and impacts of this imbalance and tries to find solutions how we can get prepared to feed up to nine billion people in the next 35 years. The distribution is managed by Albatross World Sales.

The Origami Code (1 x 52min)
How scientists use the ancient art of folding to create the future. With the support of France 5, 3Sat and nordmedia. In collaboration with Fact + Film, Bremen and La Companie des Taxi-Brousse, Paris. The film is being distirbuted by the Paris based company Lucky You!.

Stickers Collecting Fever (1 x 49 min)
The international version of our documentary for WDR/ARD about the craze of collecting football cards. The distribution is managed by Windrose.

DIRECTION (3 x 10 min)
Production of three Video News Releases about the European Research Project DIRECTION.
www.direction-fp7.eu

COMMNET (9 x 10 min)
Production of nine Video News Releases about innovations in the field of bioeconomy for the internet plattform www.commnet.eu

HIGHLIGHT (14 x 10 min)
Production of 14 Video News Releases about cutting-edge medical research in Europe. One of the distribution plattforms is www.youris.com.

Wonders of Nature (5 x 52/43 min)
Documentary series for Radio Bremen/ARTE featuring Iguazu, Amazonas, Komodo Islands, Halong Bay und the Philippines. With the support of nordmedia. International Distributor: Earthtouch.

Earthquake Snakes – Animals and the Science of Earthquake Prediction (1 x 52/45 mins)
In this documentary we will investigate how animal behaviour and earth movements are related – and how this could lead to a new era of earthquake prediction.With the support of nordmedia. Distribution by LIC China.

NDR Nature – bats (1 x 30 mins)
For NDR’s nature slot we produced a film about bats living in Lower Saxony.

Stradivari’s Heirs (1 x 52min)
Scientists now believe to have discovered the secret of the Stradivari violin and are embarking on a daring experiment. They are now attempting to build a violin that will sound like a Stradivari. Distribution by Windrose.

nano TV (2009/2010)
14 x 10min
Films about nano technology research projects in the EU – funded by the European Commission, a co-production with Gedeon Programmes, Paris and Icon Srl., Milan. You can find more information on this series on www.youris.com.

Greentransport TV (2010)
12 x 10min
Films about research projects on sustainable transport issues. This series is funded by the European Commission, a co-production with Gedeon Programmes, Paris and Icon Srl., Milan. You can view the first videos on this series on www.youris.com.

Killer Algae (1 x 52min)
Allan Cembella of the AWI in Bremerhaven is developing an innovative new warning system against deadly algal blooms – causing the death of hundreds of people annually. With the support of nordmedia.

Health TV (2008/2009)
13 x 10min
Films about medical research projects in the EU – funded by the European Commission, a co-production with Gedeon Programmes, Paris and Icon Srl., Milan. Check www.youris.com for more information.

Energy TV (2008)
10 x 10min
Films about energy research projects in the EU – funded by the European Commission, a co-production with Gedeon Programmes, Paris and Icons Srl., Milan. Check www.youris.com for more information.

The Wild West Uncovered (2007)
52 min
Mark Twain published his first stories in the same place where modern mining was invented: Virginia City in Nevada. For the first time historians and archaelolgists have joined forces to unravel the real wild west together. Will their efforts lead to the rewrite of American history books?
Production: Gedeon Programmes / Leonardo Film for ARTEFRANCE, RTBF (Belgien), SBS (Australien) and more
Director: Elmar Bartlmae

GLOBALCHANGE TV (2007)
10 x 5 min
The films look at the risks of global warming and show how scientists are fighting to reduce the problem.
Production: Gedeon Programmes / Elmar Bartlmae for the European Commission. Check www.youris.com for more information.

Life under Napoleon, episode 1 + 2 (2006), MDR, WDR, ARTE
2 x 52 min, 2 x 43min
Production: Looks Film, Leipzig

The Year Without Summer (2005), Discovery, BBC, France2
50 min
Production: Cicada Films, London

The Making of the Rolls Royce Phantom (2004)
DVD for Rolls-Royce Motorcars
Production: Leonardo Film

The Building of the Atomic Bomb (2004), ProSieben
14 min
Production: Welt der Wunder, Munich

YOURIS (2003-2005), European Commission
6 x 5 min
Production: Sternstrasse TV, Munich
Check www.youris.com for more information.

Adventures in Sicily (2003) Kabel1
40 min

Trailer

 

Earthquake Snakes

Animals and the Science of Earthquake Prediction

17th January 2012

 

 

Stradivari’s Heirs

How Fungi could reveal the secret of a unique sound

5th May 2011

Team

 

BROADCASTERS

3SAT
ARD
ARTE
BBC
DISCOVERY
EURONEWS
FRANCE 2
FRANCE 5
KABEL 1
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
NDR
PRO SIEBEN
PTS (Taiwan)
RADIO BREMEN
RTL 2
WDR
YLE
ZDF

INDUSTRY / INSTITUTIONS

DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS, Basel(CH)
DWS INVESTMENT, Frankfurt
ERTICO, Brussels (B)
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Brussels (B)
HÖRZENTRUM, Oldenburg (Oldb)
MINERVA COMMUNICATIONS, Andover (UK)
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTORCARS, Goodwood (UK)
STADT OLDENBURG, Oldenburg (Oldb)

PRODUCTION PARTNERS

DOC ART, Rome
E-MOTION-FACTORY, Bremen
FACT+FILM, Bremen
GEDEON PROGRAMMES, Paris
KERN Agentur, Oldenburg
LA COMPANIE DES TAXI-BROUSSE, Paris
LIC China, Beijing
MEDIENRECHT-NORDWEST, Oldenburg
PACIFICA PRODUCTIONS, Auckland (NZ)
TERRAMATER, Wien
WALL STREET CORRESPONDENTS, New York
YOURIS.COM, Brussels

Jobs

AUTHORS (freelance):We are always on the look out for talented authors with a background in science or economy.
Foreign language skills are very important.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT with LEGAL BACKGROUND (m/f):
We are looking for a production assistant, with a legal background. The ideal candidate should be trained as a “Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte”, be familar with RAmicro and  keen to dive into the world of administration of a film production. The position is part-time, and to be filled immediately.


INTERNS:
From April 2015 we are also looking for engaged interns for at least four months who would like to dive into the world of documentary film making.

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Geschäftsführer: Elmar Bartlmae
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