Berlin-based Schiwago Film GmbH was founded in 2000 by producers Martin Lehwald and Michal Pokorny. In 2007 Marcos Kantis joined Schiwago Film as the third producer.
From the very beginning Schiwago Film specialized in the development and production of TV-Movies. In various constellations, over 25 TV-Movies have been produced through the company with and for other partners.
The other main involvement focuses on cinema production. We're especially interested in supporting young directors and the constant search for interesting and ambitious stories. In cooperation with various partners in Germany and abroad, Schiwago was able to arrange financing for seemingly difficult projects. Over the years, long-term cooperations have been established with some of our partners and led to international coproductions.
Through this network, six productions for the cinema and a number of shorts have been completed and some of them achieved remarkable decorations. One of the biggest hits was `Muxmäuschenstill´ (`Quiet as a Mouse´) in 2004. This movie got four awards at the Max Ophüls Film Festival and won the `Deutsche Filmpreis´ in the `editing´category.Schiwago Film aims to continue building upon our work in television with our own TV programm developments.