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]







Federico Santini

SD Cinematografica

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What motivates an individual to challenge the void?
Why would one decide to suffer cold, discomfort, bad weather and inhuman toil?
Three years dedicated to a visionary project: the winter ascent of Nanga Parbat
This is the story of a unique adventure. Against a spectacular backdrop of mountain scenery, extreme challenges and bitter defeats.


2017 ago, Spotkania z Filmem Górskim (festival): Prize of Morskie Oko PTTK Mountain Hostel Best Film Picturing a Human Being in Extreme Conditions 2017 feb, Dutch Mountain Film Festival (festival): Crossborder DMFF Award 2017 feb, Mountain International Film Festival (festival): Sierra Nevada Award Documentary 2016 dic, Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival - KIMFF (festival): Third Prize 2016 nov, International Mountain Film Festival Bansko (festival): Award for the Alpine Sport, Exploration or Adventure 2016 ott, Internationales Bergfilm Festival Tegernsee (festival):Großer Preis der Stadt Tegernsee

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