Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH consolidates three companies with their headquarters in Berlin, Hamburg and Köln:
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Berlin GmbH & Co KG
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg GmbH & Co KG
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Köln GmbH & Co KG
The company was founded 2000 by the brothers Reinhardt and Christian Beetz. Due to their success the company structure was adapted in 2008 and transfered to a Public Limited Company. Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion is one of the few German production companies specializing in the production and distribution of documentary programmes worldwide. In collaboration with authors and international independent producers, GBF develops and produces creative, award-winning documentaries, TV theme evenings, documentary series, reports and cultural-TV-magazines.
As well as producing documentaries for the German national market, our goal is to produce high quality TV productions for the European and international market. Accordingly, GBF has established an extensive network with co-producers worldwide. We are maintaining successful working relations with all major German and European broadcasters, such as ZDF, ARD, NDR, SWR, WDR, arte, 3-sat, BBC, YLE, DR2, SVT, NPS, ORF, etc.
In 2006, “FC Barcelona” co-produced by GBF won the renowned German Grimme Award in the category “Special” as one extraordinary example for critical in-depth reporting within the world of sports. In 2005 this film was also awarded the “Prix Europe” for the best European television film about football. In 2007 'Dancefloor Gaballeros, a ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel production, won the award in the category documentary at the music film festival 'Unerhört' at Hamburg and in May 2007 our project “The Accordionist” won the German Axel-Springer Award for young journalists. In November 2007 “The Accordionist” won the German Short Film Award in the category best documentary. At the beginning of 2008 our documentary “Between Insanity and Beauty - The Art Collection of Dr. Prinzhorn” won the German Grimme Award in gold in the category Information and Culture. With our project „The Future is Now! – The art avantgarde of China conquers the market” we were nominated for this year’s Rose D´Or Award for best art documentary.
GBF is member of the German and European documentary associations ag-dok and EDN.