Michael Schmitt (Germany)

Michael Schmitt was born 1983 in Adenau/Eifel. Studied Theatre and Film studies, Sociology and English Literature at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Ghana in Accra as a DAAD scholar. Worked for Film and TV production companies and the German Cultural Centre in Accra. Film projects in Poland, Spain, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Teaches documentary film at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2011. Studies Documentary Directing at the University for Television and Film Munich since 2009.


  • Mapi Liberia
  • Six o’ clock show
  • One country, two systems
  • San Agustin - Low Tide in the Plastic Sea
  • A place to live is not a place to stay
  • My belief, my love

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.