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 has produced more than 952 commercials, more than 237 corporate films for international companies and over 55 feature films. 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.
Condor Films Ltd. was founded in 1947 by Dr. Heinrich Fueter. In 1964 the company was the first Swiss company to produce commercials. 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.
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