Preparing&shooting "Snackers" film with Tim Slim, collapsing, break, keeping on distracting...
MARCH 2018
Visiting some international places for a smaller spring screening tour. Later I will be for a short residency in Riga, preparing Slowreel solo film night shows for Braunschweig, Kiel&Berlin in summer&autumn. Still trying to keep working on the "First Time" episode movie.
Still confused... first steps to normalize life with prospect (0.5.3). New short video in finalisation, preparing some exhibition participations in Berlin and Hamburg.
JUNE 2017
I am recently back from a small tour in Berlin, Paris and Mexico City with the "Autumn" film and currently working on the funding of life&projects, preparing an exhibition for Berlin in September. From autumn I will be for an EndJoyTour, screening a few worldwide film festivals with national premieres of "Final Stage".
"Final Stage" Film is final. World premiere at Berlin International Film Festival – feeling a cozy ray of sun in a deep dark winter.

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Nicolaas Schmidt lives and works as a Human Resource and Gréyalisateur in Hamburg, Europe. He studied Visual Communication (Film) and Fine Arts (Mixed Media, Time Based Media) at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts (with: please see progress/thankyou 0.3.1-0.4.0). His works are shown at international film festivals and exhibitions. Currently he is available.
He performs with various media and concepts. Main points of interest in time-based stuff are atmospheric long-term dramaturgies with repetitive elements of emotion, reduction, banality or subtle ambivalent radicalism. Some occasionally call this Visual Poetry or Romantic Conceptualism.


German Film Critics Association Award VDFK (Best Short Film 2017) "Final Stage"
Glasgow Short Film Festival (Special Mention Intl. Competition) "Final Stage"
Thai Short Film and Video Festival "R.D. Pestonji Medal" Best Short Film "Final Stage"
Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Special Jury Prize (Perspektive Deutsches Kino) "Final Stage"
Nomination, Teddy Award, Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Best Short Film) "Final Stage"
First Steps Award, German Film Academy (Best Medium-Length Fiction) "Final Stage"
Intl. Short Film Festival Hamburg, Jury Award "36000 Frames RGB - 29th Special: The Manifestation Of Capitalism In Our Life Is The Sadness"
Karl H. Ditze Stiftung, Scholarship "36000 Frames RGB"
Message To Man Intl. Film Festival St. Petersburg, Jury Diploma (In Silico - Int. Competition of Experimental Films) "Sense+Inniocence"