SD CINEMATOGRAFICA was formed in 1961 as a production company. Since its founding, the company has produced Films, Variety Programmes, and Science and Cultural documentaries for the Italian public broadcaster RAI and other leading international television companies. In recent years the company has focused on wildlife, Science and History documentaries with such success that it now counts National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels, TF1, ARTE, NHK, TSR, ARD/BR, PBS and ZDF, as well as RAI and Mediaset, among its clients. Many SD documentaries have won major international prizes at the world’s leading festivals, including Academy Award, Emmy and Banff nominations. Today SD Cinematografica has over 800 hours of programming to its name. [abs]


Documentaries are in our blood. Our vast library of products is constantly being updated with our own productions and a growing number of distribution agreements with Italian producers. In 2006, a totally independent distribution division was created in order to establish a sector that is still in early stages of development in Italy: the Worldwide distribution of high quality documentaries. With over 50 years of production experience and long-established relationships with the top buyers and commissioning editors of the World’s leading broadcasters, SD Cinematografica aims to become the first port of call for Producers who want to get their products onto the international market. For more information and to submit your documentary for distribution, please write to submission@sdcinematografica.it.