Oliver Schmitz
Director
 

© Michael Schreitel

 
Wielandstraße 5
D-10625 Berlin

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Tel.: +49-30-288 773 0
Fax: +49-30-288 773 10
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ResidenceBerlin
LanguagesGerman, English
 
FILMOGRAPHY (Selection)
2017DAS PUBERTIER
ZDF
Production: UFA FICTION GmbH
6 x 45 Min
2016SANKT MAIK
RTL
Production: UFA Fiction
Regie, Pilotfolge
 LIEBLING, LASS DIE HüHNER FREI
WDR
Production: UFA Fiction
Regie
 FAMILIE MIT HINDERNISSEN
MDR/ORF
Production: Ariane Krampe Filmproduktion
Regie
 LUCIE MARSHALL
Production: Maz & Movie GmbH
8 Folgen Webserie mit Tanya Neufelt und Mirko Reseg u.a.
Official selection - Open World Toronto Film Festival
Official selection - Rio Web Fest
Official selection - Roma Web Fest (2016)

Official selection - International Online Web Fest
Official selection - Web Series Festival Global
(Hollywood) (2016)

2015THE HANGMAN - SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS
Feature
Production: Distant Horizon
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2017)
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2017)
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2017)
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2017)
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2017)
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2017)
Competition Marrakech International Filmfestival (2016)
Woodstock Film Festival - Best Feature Narrative Award
Woodstock Film Festival - Best Cinematography
The Shanghai International Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival (2016)

Sydney Film Festival
Berlinale - 3. Platz Panorama Publikums-Preis - Spielfilm
Filmfestival Edinburgh (2016)

SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS Trailer TORONTO Film Festival (2015)
 DER USEDOM-KRIMI - SCHANDFLECK
NDR
Production: Razor Film
Regie
2014ALLEIN UNTER ÄRZTEN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Regie
 REIF(F) FüR DIE INSEL - KATHARINA UND DIE SCHAFE
ARD
Production: Nordfilm
Director
 FRüHLING - FRüHLING IN WEIß
ZDF
Production: UFA Ficition
Director
2013ALLE UNTER EINE TANNE
ARD
Production: UFA
Director
 REIF(F) FüR DIE INSEL KATHARINA UND DIE DäNEN
ARD
Production: Nordfilm
Director
 WILLKOMMEN IM CLUB
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
Jupiter Award- Nominated for Best TV Film (National) (2014)
2012CHRISTINE. PERFEKT WAR GESTERN!
RTL
Production: Polyphon
Director, Pilot & 4 Episodes
Jupiter Award - Nominated for Best TV Series (National) (2014)
 BELLA DILEMMA - DREI SIND EINER ZU VIEL
ZDF
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
 ALLEIN UNTER NACHBARN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
2011WILLKOMMEN IM KRIEG
Sat.1
Production: Ninety-Minute Film
Director
2010ALLEIN UNTER MÜTTERN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
2009-2010LIFE, ABOVE ALL
Feature
Production: Dreamer Joint Venture
Director
South African Film and Television Awards - 9 Awards, e.g. Best Director, Best Picture, Jury Award (2011)
83. Annual Academy Awards- Best Forgeign Language Film,shortlisted (2011)
Filmfestival Granada CINES DE SUR - Audience Award (2011)
The Leo Awards, Canada- Best Screenplay (Dennis Foon) (2011)
Canberra International Filmfestival, Australia - Audience Award Best International Film (2011)
31st Durban International Film Festival - Best South African Feature Film - Best Actress(Khomotso Manyaka) (2010)
Filmfestival Cannes - Un Certain Regard, Prix Francois Chalais (2010)
Dubai International Film Festival - Muhr Asia Africa Feature - Special Jury Prize (2010)
National Board of Review, New York- Top Five Foreign Films (2010)
2009ALLEIN UNTER SCHÜLERN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis, Screenplay (Carolin Hecht) and Nachwuchsförderpreis (Nina Gummich) (2010)
2008DIE TRICKSER
RTL
Production: Endemol
Director, Pilot
 KEBAB FOR BREAKFAST
ARD/Degeto
Production: Hofmann & Voges
Director, 8 Episodes each 25 min.
Kebab for Breakfast EMMY International Movie Award- Nominated for Best Comedy Series (2009)
Kebab for Breakfast 29th Banff Television Festival Canada- Rocky Award for Best Telenovela & Serial Pragram (2008)
Kebab for Breakfast Adolf Griime Preisfor Best Director (together with Edzard Onneken) (2007)
Kebab for Breakfast Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Best TV Series, Prix Italia-category TV Drama Series & Serials, Festival de Television de Monte Carlo- Nymphes D`or for Outstanding European Comedy TV Series, Cinema Tout Ecran Geneva- Reflet d`or for Best Series (2006)
2007PARIS JE T'AIME
Feature
Production: Novem Production
Writer
Director: Oliver Schmitz, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Sally Potter, Walter Salles
Episode Film
 DOCTOR'S DIARY
RTL
Production: Polyphon
Director, 3 Episodes each 45 min
Adolf-Grimme Preis- Category Entertainment (2009)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Best Series; Deutscher Comedypreis for Best Series (2008)
 FLEISCH
Pro Sieben
Production: Lionhart Filmproduktion
Director
2006DOCTOR'S DIARY
RTL
Production: Polyphon
Director, Pilot 45 min
Adolf-Grimme Preis- Category Entertainment (2009)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Best Series; Deutscher Comedypreis for Best Series (2008)
 KEBAB FOR BREAKFAST
ARD/Degeto
Production: Hofmann & Voges
Director, 8 Episodes each 25 min
Kebab for Breakfast EMMY International Movie Award- Nominated for Best Comedy Series (2009)
Kebab for Breakfast 29th Banff Television Festival Canada- Rocky Award for Best Telenovela & Serial Pragram (2008)
Kebab for Breakfast Adolf Griime Preisfor Best Director (together with Edzard Onneken) (2007)
Kebab for Breakfast Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Best TV Series, Prix Italia-category TV Drama Series & Serials, Festival de Television de Monte Carlo- Nymphes D`or for Outstanding European Comedy TV Series, Cinema Tout Ecran Geneva- Reflet d`or for Best Series (2006)
 DIE ARMEN MILLIONÄRE
RTL
Production: Sanset Filmproduktion
Director, 2 Episodes each 45 min
2005ALLEIN UNTER TÖCHTERN (AKA MEIN VATER DER GENERAL)
Pro Sieben
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
 KEBAB FOR BREAKFAST
ARD/Degeto
Production: Hofmann & Voges
Director, 8 Episodes each 25 min
Kebab for Breakfast EMMY International Movie Award- Nominated for Best Comedy Series (2009)
Kebab for Breakfast 29th Banff Television Festival Canada- Rocky Award for Best Telenovela & Serial Pragram (2008)
Kebab for Breakfast Adolf Griime Preisfor Best Director (together with Edzard Onneken) (2007)
Kebab for Breakfast Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Best TV Series, Prix Italia-category TV Drama Series & Serials, Festival de Television de Monte Carlo- Nymphes D`or for Outstanding European Comedy TV Series, Cinema Tout Ecran Geneva- Reflet d`or for Best Series (2006)
2004PLÖTZLICH BERÜHMT
Pro Sieben
Production: Cologne Film
Director
 PRINZESSIN MACHT BLAU
Pro Sieben
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
2003WAS SIE SCHON IMMER ÜBER SINGLES WISSEN WOLLTEN
RTL
Production: Hager Moss Film
Director
2002DAS BESTE STÜCK
Pro Sieben
Production: Janus Filmproduktion
Director
2000HIJACK STORIES
Feature
Production: Schlemmer Film
Writer and Director
Septieme, British Screen,"Certain Regard", Cannes Filmfestival
Carthage Film Festival- Bronze Tanit; 12th Festival Cinaema Africano- Special Mention (2002)
1999THE STORY
Production: Mehlo Films
Director, Documentary
 BOESMAN & LENA- THE MAKING OF
Director, Documentary
1998IN SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND
SABC
Production: Ubunto Productions
Director, Documentary, Series
1997JO'BURG STORIES
arte
Director, Documentary, Dominant 7
" Vues d'Afrique, Montreal- Prix du Documentaire (1998)
1996THE GODFAHTER OF SOWETO
SABC
Writer, Pilot
1995RHYTHM AND RIGHTS
SABC
Writer and Director
Mini Series, CDC
1994NELSON MANDELA INAUGURATION
SABC
Production: Afravision Production
Documentary
1993VIDEO REVOLUTION
SABC
Director, Documentary
 DARK CITY
SABC
Director, Pilot
 SHACKING UP
CHANNEL 4
Writer, Pilot
Comedy Series
 THE LINE
CHANNEL 4
Screenplay
Series
1990-1992SOFT TARGETS
Feature
Production: Schlemmer Film
Writer
1990HLANGANANI
Production: Afravision Productions
Director, Documentary
1989-1990FRUITS OF DEFIANCE
Production: Afravision Productions
Director
1988THE PEOPLE'S POET
Production: Afravision Productions
Director, Documentary
1987MAPANTSULA
Feature
Production: One Look Production
Writer and Director
Hollywood Classics in "Certain Regard", Cannes Film Festival
"Golden Horn" South African Film & Television Awards for Best South African Film of the decade (2006)
Australian Human Rights Award (1990)
Munich Film Festival-Interchurch Film Prize, Best Movie, Best Director and Best Script, AA Vita Film Awards South Africa (1988)
 THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Production: Afravision Productionis
Director, Documentary
 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS
2000Script Supervisor for TV Series at Curious Pictures and SABC
1991-1995Leading directing and script writing workshops in Finland and South Africa
1987-1994Director and Editor at Anti-Apartheid-Documentary-Initiative AFRAVISION
1985-1986Editor/Cutter at WDR, Dortmund
1983-1984Trained as Editor/Cutter at Momentum Film, Johannesburg
1981Exhibition Art-pop Militants, Loader Street Galery, Captown
1980-1982Co-Manager and DJ at legendary Nightclub Scratch, Captown
1978-1982BA Fine Arts at Michaelis School of Fine Arts, University Captown
High-School-Graduation in Captown