Maxim Galitzenstein

Maxim Galitzenstein was an Austrian film producer active in the German film industry during the silent era. Of Jewish background, Galitzenstein was associated with the film pioneer Oskar Messter before the First World War.[1]

Maxim Galitzenstein
Born14 July 1886
Years active1919–1929 (producer)

Along with Paul Ebner he controlled Maxim-Film which had a contract to supply films for release by UFA during the 1920s. He also produced films for distribution by Bavaria Film.

Following the arrival of sound film he left the film business and his later life is unknown.

Selected filmography


  1. Prawer p.1-2


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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