About

Taglicht Media is one of the leading German independent film and television production companies based in Cologne. Founded in 1996, the company has earned an excellent reputation for its high-quality factual programming and award-winning documentaries.

We produce 20 to 25 hours of documentary programs per year for the German and international market, specializing in history, science, nature and current affairs. The company has established extensive relations with major German and international broadcasters, such as ZDF, ARD, ARTE, National Geographic Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery Channel, ORF, Servus TV, France 5, RAI and many others.

Our science and nature catalogue offers KILLER IN THE CAVES (Emmy-Nomination for 2014), the multiple-award-winning first film in our sub-genre series ‘wildlife mystery’ about the looming extinction of many North American bats; KING WITHOUT KINGDOM, a natural history film about the leap frog; and “WILD BEES” about the secret life of unknown pollinators, amongst others.

Our history programs include CHARLEMAGNE, a spectacular feature length drama-doc about the greatest emperor of the Middle Ages, awarded as ‘Best Docudrama of the Year’ at the Impact Media Festival 2014; the Emmy-award-winning JESSE OWENS, a US-German coproduction about the black hero of the Olympic Games 1936 as well as FILE G, an investigative format focusing on the dark chapters and scandals of Germany’s history after 1945, which was awarded with the prestigious Grimme Prize in 2015.

Get in touch with us: kontakt@taglichtmedia.de

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Productions

Subsidiaries

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Partners

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News

Happy World Bee Day!

Happy World Bee Day! 🐝   Time to discover the life of a bee. Our documentary “A Bee’s Diary” portrays the life of one bee from birth to death, combining incredible footage with the latest science to capture the beauty of her world, the decisions she makes, and the drama that comes with being a…

CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’ presents A Bee’s Diary!

We are delighted to announce that A Bee’s Diary will premiere on CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’ tonight, March 13, 2020 at 9PM in Canada! A Bee’s Diary portrays the life of one bee from birth to death, combining incredible footage with the latest science to capture the beauty of her world, the decisions she makes, and…

‘Propaganda : The Art of Selling Lies’ at 2019 Hot Docs Festival!

We are happy to announce that our German-Canadian co-production “Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies” (directed by Larry Weinstein) was officially selected for the 2019 Hot Docs Festival in “The Making Believe” program, which examines the multiple ways in which the truth can be deceiving. Find out which other great films will be screened alongside…

‘Naked Mole Rats’ on Smithsonian Channel’s Wild Wednesdays!

Looks aren’t everything. Despite its appearance, the naked molerat should be envied. It lives to a very old age, never gets sick, and is practically impervious to pain. Scientists want to know why. In the quest to combat age-related illness – and even ageing itself – researchers around the world are searching for the Methuselah…

‘Naked Molerat’ wins NHK Science Award

taglicht media’s own Panda! We are delighted to announce that our production “Naked Moderat” was awarded with the NHK Science Award at this year’s Wildscreen Festival! Competing with films like “Rise of the Warrior Apes” and “An Ocean Mystery” makes us all the more proud. The naked mole rat may not be the most beautiful little…