THURNFILM, an independent production company for documentaries,
was founded in 2003 by Valentin Thurn.
Our work focusses on the production of internationally and nationally released documentaries as well as documentaries for TV and cinema, which deal intensively with current topics. To this end, we have been working successfully for many years with broadcasters such as ARD, ZDF, WDR, NDR, SWR, BR, MDR and ARTE, as well as with the cinema distributors Prokino, MindJazz, RealFiction and Alamode and the world distributors Autlook, Lucky You and New Docs. Our films have been screened at Berlinale, IDFA or CPH:DOX and many other international festivals. They won important awards such as the German the Social Justice Award of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (USA) and were broadcast on television in over 40 countries around the world.
The content of our films is based on an investigative examination of topics in the fields of science, medicine, the environment, politics and current affairs, which are based on ethical questions. Many of our productions bear the signature of Valentin Thurn, as writer, director or producer.
Two of THURNFILM's feature films were among the most successful cinema films of the year in the respective year of release:Taste The Waste (2011/2012) with over 130,000 viewers and 10 Billion (2015) with over 60,000 viewers in Germany alone.
THURN FILM aims to provide new perspectives and angles on current issues of social importance, not just to show, but to have an impact. We have pioneered the field of film campaigns in Germany and are always interested in initiating social debates by organizing events and online campaigns around our films, or even initiating social movements, generating news that will create a media echo.
We have developed these film-related cross-media campaigns and Internet projects over the past ten years.