Nicolaas Schmidt is a european Gréyalisateur, Dozing Artist and Human Resource.
He started dreaming at the age of four after visiting cinema the first time in his socialist small town southern of Leipzig (GDR).
He studied Mixed and Time Based Media as well Visual Communication / Film (at/with). Finally graduated 2016 with honors at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg where his studio is based in the district of Altona.
His works are shown at international film festivals, exhibitions or other contingencies (including Locarno Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Vilnius Film Festival, Filmforum Museum Ludwig Köln, Preis der Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Cinemateca Uruguaya Montevideo, Filmhuis Cavia Amsterdam, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Mousonturm Frankfurt/Main, HMKV Dortmund, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kling&Bang Gallery Reykjavik, Erarta Museum St. Petersburg)

In his media-reflective experiences he manipulates the cinematic timeline until it is emptied in order to recharge it. Schmidt‘s work deals with atmospheric long-term dramaturgies, repetitively characterized elements of banality and subtly ambivalent radicality in reduction&romance. Some occasionally refer to this as visual poetry or romantic conceptualism.

He is a founding member of VETO Film, EndJoy Antitainment and Eternaltrend Intermediate, a production and distribution lab for audiovisual simplicities, that for example offers the color gradient online series "36000 Frames RGB".
Since 2018 he is working at the art office "Leistungssymbiose Doppelte Unendlichkeit e.B." with Anne Döring. Currently he is available.


Locarno Film Festival (Leopards of Tomorrow Special Mention)
Vilnius International Film Festival (Intl. Shorts Competition Special Mention)
Preis der Nationalgalerie, Shortlist Förderpreis für Filmkunst
German Film Critics Association Award VDFK (Best Short Film 2017)
Glasgow Short Film Festival (Special Mention Intl. Competition)
Thai Short Film and Video Festival "R.D. Pestonji Medal" (Best Short Film)
Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Special Jury Prize (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)
Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Nomination Teddy Award (Best Short Film)
First Steps Award, German Film Academy (Best Medium-Length Fiction)
Intl. Short Film Festival Hamburg (Jury Award)
Scholarship Karl H. Ditze Stiftung
Message To Man Intl. Film Festival St. Petersburg, Jury Diploma
(In Silico - Int. Competition of Experimental Films)