Condor Films

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Condor Films
Corporation
Industry Media
Founded 1947
Founder Heinrich Fueter
Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland
Key people
Kristian Widmer
Products Film, TV, Digital Media
Divisions Commercials, Entertainment, Film Services, Postproduction
Subsidiaries FaroTV
Website

www.condorfilms.com

www.farotv.ch
"Condor Films" (2012)
"Grat am Himmel" (1947)
Condor Films 1952.jpg
"Pablo Picasso" (1973)

Condor Films is a film and TV production company based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company produces commercials, documentary films, feature films, image films, product films and interactive multimedia solutions. The company is also known by the brands Condor Productions, Condor Communications, Condor Corporate, Condor Commercials, Studio Bellerive, Condor Features, Condor Audiovisuals, Condor Movies & Series and Condor Pictures as well as Condor Documentaries. In 2009 the group refocused marketing on its major brand Condor Films.

Condor Films is a founding member of The International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers IQMPP.

History[edit]

Condor Films has produced more than 952 commercials, more than 237 corporate films for international companies and over 55 feature films.[1] The company was awarded with an Academy Award for best foreign picture in 1991 for its feature film Journey of Hope by director Xavier Koller. Condor Films defines itself as a transmedia production company for moving images. It creates and produces audiovisual content for cinema, TV and the Internet.[2]
Condor Films Ltd. was founded in 1947 by Dr. Heinrich Fueter. In 1964 the company was the first Swiss company to produce commercials.[3] From 1987 to 2005. the Zurich-based media company Tamedia owned 70% of Condor Films. In 2005 the company was bought by a group centered around Managing Director Kristian Widmer in an MBO. In 2006 Condor Films bought 100% of FaroTV, a Swiss-based TV production company. In 2008, Kristian Widmer became the major shareholder.[4]

Filmography[edit]

"On Location" (2009)

Condor Films has produced:

Condor's TV unit "FaroTV" is involved in the creation and production of TV-shows such as[5]

  • "The HolidayCheckers", a TV show starring Tanja Gutmann
  • "Joya Runs", a TV gameshow starring Andrea Jansen for Sat1 Schweiz,
  • "Celebrations - Where are the Heroes", a TV show for Sat1 Schweiz,
  • "Move-in!", a TF hhow starring Viola Tami for Sat1 Schweiz,
  • "Chor auf Bewährung", a reality soap for Schweizer Fernsehen SF2,
  • "Tierische Freunde", a TV series for Schweizer Fernsehen SF1,
  • The Swiss primetime Saturday show "Happy Day", starring Roebi Koller for Schweizer Fernsehen SF1
  • "Bauer ledig sucht", a TV series starring Marco Fritsche for TV Broadcaster 3plus
  • the creation and production of the TV casting show "Einer wie Beni" starring Bernhard Thurnheer for Swiss Sport Television SSF.

Awards[edit]

Academy Award (1991)
  • 1991: Academy Award (Oscar) for Journey of Hope [6]
  • 2010: World Luxury Award, Gold Award for "Spirit of Navigation" [7]
  • 2011: Art Directors Club Switzerland, 5 Awards [8]
  • 2011: Cannes Lion for "More than Mountains" (Client: Swiss Tourism, Agency: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett); Shortlisted for the Cannes Lions Film 'Craft' category for Camera in "More than Mountains" [9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Condor Films, in: Handelszeitung, March 17, 2003
  2. ^ [2] Condor Films, in: Handelszeitung, March 17, 2003
  3. ^ Pionier der Luxusklasse: Weltwoche Nr.2.10. p.63
  4. ^ [3] Kristian Widmer appointed President of Condor Films, in: persoenlich.com
  5. ^ [4] Condor Films, in: Handelszeitung, March 17, 2003
  6. ^ Winners of the 63rd Academy Awards Archived April 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ World Luxury Awards 2010 Archived 2010-11-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Winners 2011 ADC Switzerlands
  9. ^ Winner Canneslions 2011 Archived 2011-06-30 at the Wayback Machine.