Johannes Schmid

Director and Script Writer

About Filmography Work samples News and dates

1973 born in Lower Bavaria.

1995 – 2001 theatre and film science, German and art history studies in Erlangen and Munich

After several short films he directed his feature film debut “Blöde Mütze!” in 2006. The film premiered at Berlinale 2007 and won national and international awards. In 2010 he finished his second feature film, the German-Polish co-production  “Wintertochter”, which was awarded the German Film Award for Best Childrens Film 2012. In 2015 he directed the drama “Agnes” based on the novel of the same name by Peter Stamm, 2022 followed “Tales of Franz”, a children film based on the stories by Christine Nöstlinger.

Johannes Schmid also directs theatre, music theatre and opera everywhere in Europe, i.a. at Bayerische Staatsschauspiel, Stadsteater Malmö, Deutsche Oper upon Rhein in Duesseldorf, Salzburger Festspiele, Teatro alla Scala in Mailand, Theater Stankt Gallen, Theater Konstanz and Schauburg Munich.

Since 2000 Johannes Schmid is working as free-lance director for theatre und film.
He lives in Munich and Stockholm.

Languages
German, English (fluent), Swedish (fluent)
Awards

“Winter’s Daughter”
Golden Butterfly 2011 Best Director, Isfahan International Children Film Festival, Iran
1st Prize Chicago International Children’s Film Festival CICFF 2011
Children’s Film Award MDR-Rundfunkrat for Best Screenplay 2011
Young Generation Award Five-Lakes-Festival 2011
German Film Award 2012 Best Children’s Film

“Blöde Mütze!”
Children’s Media Award White Elefant 2007
Golden Swan 24. Moscow International Film Festival für Children and Young People 2008
Children’s Tiger Award (Vision Kino/KI.KA) for Best Screenplay 2008
Children’s Jury Award Brügge European Youth Film Festival of Flanders 2009

“Merle” (short film)
Young Talent Award at German Children’s Film Festival GOLDENER SPATZ 2003

Cinema & TV (selection)
2021
Grace based on Linn Ullmann's novel of the same name
Script and Director
Co-Script: Daniel Goldmann
in development
Script Development with the support of Swedish Film Institute
Anagram Lund Sweden/Lieblingsfilm
feature film
Tales of Franz based on the stories by Christine Nöstlinger
Director
if... Productions/NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
feature film
2020
Forever Us
Script and Director
in development
Entwicklungsförderung vom FFF Bayern
Lieblingsfilm
feature film
2010
Director
Golden Butterfly 2011 for Best Director, Isfahan International Children Film Festival, Iran
1st Prize Chicago International Children's Film Festival CICFF 2011
MDR-Broadcasting Council, Children Film Award for Best Screenplay 2011
Young Generation Award Fünf-Seen-Festival 2011
German Film Award 2012 for Best Childrens Film
Pokromski Studio Warsaw/schlicht und ergreifend Film with NDR/rbb/BR/MDR/SWR
feature film
2007
Silly's Sweet Summer based on the novel by Thomas Schmid
Script and Director
57th Internationale Film Festival Berlin 2007
Children Media Award "The White Elefant 2007"
Golden Swan, 24th Moscow International Film Festival for Children and Young People 2008
Children's Tiger (Vision Kino/KI.KA) for Best Screenplay 2008
Chldren Jury Award, European Youth Film Festival of Flanders, Brügge 2009
Kinderfilm GmbH/schlicht und ergreifend Film with rbb/BR
feature film
2002
Merle
Director and Script
Young Talent Award at German Children Film Festival GOLDENER SPATZ 2003
schlicht und ergreifend Film with BR/arte
short film
2001
Flying Fish
Director and Script
schlicht und ergreifend Film with BR
short film
1998
halfthree
Director and Script
Institut Jugend Film Fernsehen/schlicht und ergreifend Film
short film
Tales of Franz
based on the stories by Christine Nöstlinger
(2021)
feature film, if... Productions/NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
DoP: Matthias Grunsky
Winter's Daughter
(2010)
feature film, Pokromski Studio Warsaw/schlicht und ergreifend Film with NDR/rbb/BR/MDR/SWR
Script: Michaela Hinnenthal, Thomas Schmid
DoP: Michael Bertl bvk
with Ursula Werner, Nina Monka, Leon Seidel, Daniel Olbrychski
Golden Butterfly 2011 for Best Director, Isfahan International Children Film Festival, Iran
1st Prize Chicago International Children's Film Festival CICFF 2011
MDR-Broadcasting Council, Children Film Award for Best Screenplay 2011
Young Generation Award Fünf-Seen-Festival 2011
German Film Award 2012 for Best Childrens Film
Silly's Sweet Summer
based on the novel by Thomas Schmid
(2007)
feature film, Kinderfilm GmbH/schlicht und ergreifend Film with rbb/BR
Director: Johannes Schmid
Script: Johannes Schmid, Michael Demuth
DoP: Michael Bertl bvk
with Johann Hillmann, Lea Eisleb, Konrad Baumann, Inka Friedrich
57th Internationale Film Festival Berlin 2007
Children Media Award "The White Elefant 2007"
Golden Swan, 24th Moscow International Film Festival for Children and Young People 2008
Children's Tiger (Vision Kino/KI.KA) for Best Screenplay 2008
Chldren Jury Award, European Youth Film Festival of Flanders, Brügge 2009

The Austrian/German co-produced children film “Tales of Franz” based on the stories by Christine Nöstlinger will premiere internationally at the renowned Children Film Festival in Zlín, Czech Republic, feiern. The co-production by NGF – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film and if… Productions was directed by Johannes Schmid, DoP Matthias Grunsky was in charge of its cinematography.