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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News

‘The Meadow of Horror’ in competition at ‘NaturVision’!

We are proud and delighted: “NaturVision” in Ludwigsburg selected our production “The Meadow of Horror” for their festival! “The Meadow of Horror” is one episode of our 3-part arte/ Blue Ant Media co-production by the title of “Macro Worlds“. The film combines the genres of wildlife and horror into a tongue-in-cheek adventure of a ladybug…

FROHE WEIHNACHTEN / MERRY CHRISTMAS / JOYEUX NOËL

Fake news, alternative facts, post-truth – let’s keep on detecting lies. We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Your cooperation has been of great value to us and made our projects shine. We look forward to working with you in 2018!

Sneak peak: ‘Naked Mole Rat – Nature’s Weirdest Super Hero’

“Naked Mole Rat – Nature’s Weirdest Super Hero” will be broadcast by National Geographic Channel and Smithsonian Channel in 2018! The naked mole rat may not be the most beautiful little mammal, but it for sure is one of the most fascinating: the almost hairless, wrinkled ‘sand puppies’ are a true scientific wonder! They are…

5-part series ‘Borderless Sky’ on ARTE!

We accompany five of the world’s best star photographers on adventurous journeys to the remotest corners of our planet. Since the beginning of time, we have been looking at the stars. But our civilization has produced its own lights, behind which the stars fade more and more. An international group of photographers wants to bring…

Busy Bees

We are very pleased that our international animal film production “Secrets of the Hive” has been honored with two prizes and is nominated for two other festivals! At the international film festival EKOTOPFILM – ENVIROFILM 2015 in Bratislava, Czech Republic, “Secrets of the Hive” was awarded the main prize by the Ministry of Economy of…

Panda Award nomination for ‚Killer in the Caves‘

Our Wildlife / Science thriller was nominated for the Panda Award in the Science category. The Panda Awards will be presented at the Wildscreen Festival, October 19-24, 2014. “Killer in the Caves” is our first attempt to establish a new genre: “Wildlife / Science thrillers” combining the impressive world of the classic blue-chip game with…

Emmy® Award nomination for ‚Killer in the Caves‘

Our science thriller “Killer in the Caves” is nominated for an Emmy in the category ‘Outstanding Cinematography’. The award will be presented on September 30th at the Emmy Awards Ceremony in New York. “Killer In The Caves” shows the greatest killing in the history of North America, because millions of bats die in the US….