Independent film and art production company Camera Cagliostro was founded in 1992 in Prague by Finnish-born director Katariina Lillqvist. Later it converted into the form of co-operative and was registered in Tampere, Finland, on 1999.
Today, Cagliostro has grown from a small, alternative company into a medium-sized, international production house with wide European network and activities in six EU countries.
Despite of the growth, we have never forget our roots. The company philosophy of Cagliostro is strongly based on multicultural thesis. We are proud to produce films, that are aimed not only for the mainstream audience, but also for immigrants, Roma communities, refugees and underground artists.
The name of Cagliostro is a hommage to late Finnish painter and sculptor Juhani Harri who described the life of mysterious Count Cagliostro many times in his dark and surrealistic works.
Currently Cagliostro also owns an animation studio in Czechland and hosts the Museum of Puppet Art in Lapinlahti culture area in central Helsinki, with the permanent collection of the puppets, decorations and props from company´s Czech-Finnish co-productions from the years 1991-2013. See also