Constantin Film AG is an established name in the German media landscape. Since its beginnings, with “The Neverending Story” and “The Name of the Rose”, it has had a profound influence on German movies in the last 40 years – both domestically and internationally.
Cinema continues to be our passion, but it is just one of many.
Our aim today is to entertain everyone on all channels perfectly and at all times.
From the star-studded Wednesday sneak preview to the family TV movie on Sunday, from the movie theater seat to the couch or on the road, from the world premiere to the final episode of the series, from regional comedy to Hollywood blockbuster, for young or old, with depth or chill factor, we are driven every day by one single question:
To achieve this we use all the channels, stages of exploitation and technologies that are used for entertainment today. For this reason we do not think in terms of media but of formats:
We are the number one independent in Germany for the development, creation and distribution of self-produced and acquired film rights. Here, we exhaust all the steps in the exploitation chain – from cinema distribution and home entertainment to TV broadcasting or digital exploitation.
We create, produce and market exclusive, premium-quality series for TV and video on demand, produced nationally and internationally – binge-watch factor included!
Our successful non-scripted programming also covers a broad spectrum, ranging from fashion and quizzes to sponsored sports or branded content shows.
Some of the most significant films in the history of Constantin Film include the outstanding Bernd Eichinger productions "The NeverEnding Story", "Perfume - The Story of a Murderer", the Oscar®-nominated production "Downfall" and the Oscar®-winning "Nowhere in Africa", as well as the in-house productions and co-productions "The White Massai", "The Wave", "The Baader Meinhof Complex", "Fack Ju Goehte 1-3", "Das perfekte Geheimnis", the "Eberhofer"-series and the hugely and worldwide successful "Resident Evil"- franchise.
In the segment of theatrical distribution, Constantin Film aims for a successful mixture of national and international in-house productions and co-productions and premium license deals.
One of its biggest hits of recent years has been "Fack Ju Goehte 1-3". The three films have attracted more than 21 million viewers in Germany alone. This makes the "Fack Ju Goehte"-trilogy the most successful German movie series ever.
With bestseller adaptations, international blockbusters, family entertainment and Germany's most popular village cop, Constantin Film's current distribution lineup stands for the usual high-quality films and the very best theatrical entertainment.
The following theatrical release dates are scheduled for 2023 / 2024:
With CAVEMAN, one of the world's most successful plays will make its debut on the big screen on January 26. Director Laura Lackmann adapted the stage play of the same name and filmed her own screenplay with a star cast: Moritz Bleibtreu and Laura Tonke play the main roles, supported by Wotan Wilke Möhring, Martina Hill, Jürgen Vogel and many more.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Constantin Film is bringing PERFECT ADDICTION to theaters on February 16, a passionate love story that will not only make millions of enthusiastic readers swoon. Also eagerly awaited is the film adaptation of Felix Lobrecht's debut novel SONNE UND BETON, which opens on March 2. Director David Wnendt staged the gripping and authentic bestseller adaptation on original locations in Berlin with a young, convincing cast. With THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, the adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name, which has touched millions of readers worldwide, starts in theaters on March 16.
Bavaria's most laid-back policeman Franz Eberhofer is about to embark on his ninth cinematic adventure: The cult crime series continues in 2023 with REHRAGOUT-RENDEZVOUS (August 10). After the extraordinary success of the previous films, most recently with over 1.3 million admissions for GUGLHUPFGESCHWADER, Eberhofer fans can look forward to the usual black humor and beloved characters. Eberhofer. Birkenberger. Dream team!
Great family entertainment is also offered by productions such as SKATERGIRLZ (June 29) with influencer stars Lisa and Lena in their first movie role, or the enchanting space adventure WOW! NACHRICHT AUS DEM ALL (September 28). Fans of action and international blockbusters can look forward to two exciting remakes of the world-famous talel with THE THREE MUSKETEERS - D'ARTAGNAN (April 13) and THE THREE MUSKETEERS - MILADY (December 14).
In addition to distributing its own productions and co-productions, Constantin Film also distributes licensed content to German cinemas. It acquires the licenses to these films at international film markets. The films are then shown at the movie theater, on the television, exploited digitally and / or released on DVD. Constantin Film has been in very close contact with all TV broadcasters and streaming providers for years.
Home entertainment is another important market segment for Constantin Film. Since 2004 it has been exploiting the video and DVD rights of its own productions and licensed titles independently in cooperation with its parent group, Highlight Communications AG, and the distribution organization of Paramount Home Entertainment. This has made the Constantin Film brand one of the leading independent content providers on the German home entertainment market.
TV, Entertainment and digital media
In the constantly growing segment of TV, entertainment and digital media, Constantin Television, which was founded in 2006 as a group subsidiary of Constantin Film AG, has been concentrating on the development and production of all national and international productions of the company group that are not intended for cinema exploitation. This extremely important strategic segment is reaching more and more people and has thus been expanded considerably.
With successful TV programming such as "Dahoam is Dahoam", "Shopping Queen", "Genial daneben" and the streaming hit “LOL: Last One Laughing”.
With high-quality TV and Streaming productions such as “Perfume”, “The Typist”, “Shades of Guilt”, "The Un-Word", "Playing God", “We Children From Bahnhof Zoo”, "The Allegation", "The Palace" and "The Conference", the TV events “Ferdinand von Schirach: Enemies" and "KaDeWe" and international series such as “Shadowhunters” and "Resident Evil".
Additionally, Constantin Film has founded a new label in 2021 called Constantin Dokumentation in order to serve the growing market for outstanding and innovative documentaries. The label is under the umbrella of Constantin Entertainment as an independent unit. The projects that are ready to be filmed and those that are already in post-production include "Anwälte des Bösen - Zwischen Gesetz und Gewissen" (Sky) and "22. Juli - Die Schüsse von München" (Sky).
The annual reports of the past years of Constantin Film AG, a subsidiary of Highlight Communications AG, can be downloaded at www.highlight-communications.ch.
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