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 our lifeblood. We invest a significant amount of our annual budget in developing documentary projects of worldwide appeal. In recent years we have developed international co-productions with prestigious partners such as: National Geographic, PBS, ZDF, ARD, ARTE, RAI and Mediaset. Our documentary “Flying over Everest” had a budget of over €500,000, and was awarded 18 international prizes. Our documentary “The Sinking of the Andrea Doria” was nominated for an Emmy award. Our three main production areas are: Nature, History and Science. For more information and to pitch your project, please write to submission@sdcinematografica.it