about youngfilms

youngfilms, founded in 2003 by Henning Windelband, develops and produces TV and cinema formats as well as radio plays for children and young people.

youngfilms initially produced 52 episodes of the animated book story ‘Lea & Marie‘ for Sesame Street. This was followed by 52 episodes of the successful animated TV-series ‘Conni‘ for preschool children, which was exported in 127 countries. The accompanying audio plays and music CDs were developed and produced with great love and commitment.

Our animated feature CONNI and the Cat won the Gilde Movie Award for the Best German Childrens Movie 2020, youngfilms is pursuing numerous other projects, including the live-action sci-fi series THE MARS PROJECT and the live-action cinema project ANNA SAVES CHRISTMAS. Also in development are serial formats like the live-action series THE FINSTERSTEINS based on the novels of Kai Lüftner and the animated series JOHNNY SINCLAIR about a young ghost hunter.

  • 2021

  • 2021

    Series Lab Hamburg

    Writer Martin Duffy and Henning Windelband participating with the Sci-Fi Thriller “The Last of His Kind” the Series Lab Hamburg.



  • 2020


    Best Children’s Movie 2020

    Conni and the Cat won the Gilde Movie Award of “The Best Childrens Movie 2020”

  • 2020

    Especially valuable

    The Conni-Movie got the award “Especially valuable”



  • 2020


    Conni release

    “Conni and the Cat” celebrates it’s premiere at the 2nd of July 2020

  • 2015

    Conni at the Hamburg Filmfest

    The 2nd season of the famous TV-series “Conni”celebrates it’s premiere at the Hamburg Filmfest with a big Conni-Kids-Party.



  • 2013


    Jupiter Award

    Conni was nominated for the Jupiter Award as Best TV-Series.

  • 2012

    Conni TV release

    In summer 2012, “Conni” has it’s very first TV release at KiKa and ZDF.



  • 2010


    Logo relaunch

    The youngfilms logo is evolving.

  • 2008

    BoB Award "Grand-Prix"

    youngfilms won the Grand Prix, the highest award of the Best of Business Award for the corporate movie “Welcome to Germany”



  • 2006


    Logo relaunch

    A new color for the youngfilms logo

  • 2004

    New York Festivals

    youngfilms won the New York Festivals bronze medal for the TV-Spot “Blume 2000”



  • 2004


    First series by youngfilms / Lea & Marie

    youngfilms produces the animated bookstory “Lea & Marie” for Sesame Street

  • 2003

    youngfilms was founded

    Henning Windelband founded youngfilms in a little office in Hamburg- Hammerbrook