Based in Heidelberg and Halle, MARCO POLO FILM AG is one of Germanys leading nature film production companies primarily engaged in the production of TV-documentaries and feature-length documentaries focusing on the following topics:
Documentaries on nature and environment
Travel and adventure stories
Scientific documentaries and reports
Nature films with historical orientation
Our main focuses are high end productions for prime-time slots of the international TV-market and for theatrical release. Most of MARCO POLO FILM AGs yearly output is released as co-productions with partners in Germany and abroad.
Furthermore we produce series, shorts, 30’ and 60’ one-offs. Special attention is turned to cross-genre projects connecting different themes, i.e. natural history combined with science, history, adventure and life-style. We also produce children programs, reports and short films for all kinds of nature related magazine programs.
Great care is taken to deliver in the highest possible technical standards. Marco Polo Film AG was one of the first production companies in Germany producing films in High Definition Formats. From its long experience in business, Marco Polo Film AG gained extensive expert knowledge, particularly in HDTV production and archive material / licenses, and will gladly offer advice and assistance.
German broadcasting services including ZDF, ZDF/Arte, NDR, NDR/Arte, SWR, MDR, WDR, Vox and Discovery. International stations including BBC (England), NHK (Japan), Discovery (USA) and National Geographic (USA).
Film distribution companies, such as Off the Fence (The Netherlands), Werner Herzog Film World Sales (Germany), Parthenon, (England), MICO (Japan).
International film producers, including Wild.Doc (Germany), Context TV (Germany), Gulliver Media (Australia), Windfall Films (England) DocLab (Italy).
Support institutions such as MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH / Central German Media Fund), European Commission and PFTC (Pacific Film and Television Commission, Australia).