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Marc Schmidt



Marc Schmidt (1970) works as an independent director and location sound mixer of documentary films. After studies in filmtheory (Utrecht University) and media arts (Tilburg Art Academy), he initially worked as a sound engineer and video editor on a variety of film projects. He also directed a few short fiction films. But directing documentaries raised his interest, and gradually became his main occupation. The role of social codes in our lifes is a recurrent theme in his work. Among his films are SCHOOLYARD, a conceptual documentary about a schoolyard, filmed from his balcony and Bidcatcher, a visual impression of an auction, which won the prize for best documentary at the Tampere Filmfestival. Currently he is developing THE CHIMPANZEE COMPLEX, about the social process among traumatized chimpanzees. MATTHEW’S LAWS is a portrait of Marc Schmidt’s school friend Matthew and is so far his most personal film.


Matthew's Laws (De regels van Matthijs) - 2012
Angela's Missie - 2010
010 Foto Rotterdam - 2010
Shigey, mijn vlam - 2009
Bidcatcher - 2007


Trace of the future according to Marc Schmidt

Une trace du futur selon Marc Schmidt (Orig.) / 2014 / Netherlands / 3 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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