Ingo Fliess


After graduating in Art History 1991 he worked as agent and managing director at Verlag der Autoren (Germany’s leading agency for playwrights and screenwriters) 1994-2005. 2007 he founded if… Productions as an independent production company.

The portfolio includes nationally and internationally successful documentaries such as VOGELPERSPEKTIVEN (Director: Jörg Adolph), ELTERNSCHULE (2018, Director: Ralf Bücheler & Jörg Adolph), TACKLING LIFE (2018, Director: Johannes List) and multiple award-winning feature films, including Ilker Çatak’s THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE (2022, awarded five German Film Awards including Lola in Gold for Best Feature Film), I WAS, I AM, I WILL BE (Bronze German Film Award) and Oliver Haffner’s WACKERSDORF (2018). Current productions of if… Productions include NEUE GESCHICHTEN VOM FRANZ (director: Johannes Schmid, in co-production), IM LAND DER WÖLFE (2022, director: Ralf Bücheler), GAME OVER (director:Jörg Adolph and Ralf Bücheler), MUTIGE GEHIRNE (director: Jörg Adolph) and FILMSTUNDE 23 (director: Edgar Reitz). The film YELLOW LETTERS (director: Ilker Çatak) is currently in the financing process. Fliess is a member of the German and European Film Academies and on the board of the Producers Association. Since 2023, Fliess is a professor of production and media business at the University of Television and Film Munich, in addition to his work as a producer.