Founded by Nikolaus Geyrhalter in 1994, with Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger and Wolfgang Widerhofer joining as partners in 2003, the core competence of NGF lies in the production of documentary and feature films for theatrical release as well as high quality works for television.
NGF works with directors and authors who have a strong and innovative style and a passion and understanding for their respective mediumbe it the big screen or television. Fascinating stories that are tangible and moving, implemented in formats that are radically new.
In its early years, the company was exclusively devoted to the production of documentary films. Works such as PRIPYAT, ACROSS THE BORDER, OUR DAILY BREAD, ABENDLAND, and FOOD DESIGN are representative of NGFs approximately 45 documentary films for cinema and television that have garnered numerous prestigious awards and have been shown around the world.
In 2010, NGF produced its first feature film, THE ROBBER by Benjamin Heisenberg, which celebrated its world premiere at the 60th Berlinale Competition. In 2011, NGFs second feature film, MICHAEL, the film debut by Markus Schleinzer, was selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival.
NGFs first television documentary series was launched in 2008 with GOISERN GOES EAST, and since 2010, several seasons of REISECKERS TRAVELS, a television series, have been produced.
NGFs most recent accolades include the European Film Award for MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Marc Bauder, the premiere of OVER THE YEARS, a 10-year project by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, at the Berlinale Forum 2015 and of THE VISIT by Michael Madsen at the competition of the Sundance Film Festival.
2016 begins with the invitation of Nikolaus Geyrhalters new Film HOMO SAPIENS to the Berlinale Forum, the cinema release of EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL by Werner Boote and the selling of the remake rights of THE ROBBER to FilmNation Entertainment (with director J.C. Chandor).
Currently, NGF is working on the historical feature film LIGHT by Barbara Albert (with Maria Dragus and Devid Striesow), on new feature films by Katharina Mückstein, Daniel Hösl a.o. and on new documentaries by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Maria Arlamovsky, Fritz Ofner, among others.