On 11th of october Johannes production „Kallocain“ based on the famous dystopic novel by swedish author Karin Boye had it´s premiere at Folkteatern Gävleborg. Performances until 18th of november. Swedish „Arbetabladet“ writes in it´s entusiastic review: „What a success for Folkteatern Gävleborg and Johannes Schmids stage direction of this dark and heavy novel. Impressively concentrated!“
On 7th of september Wild Bunch Distribution releases „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ in Germany and Austria in around 400 cinemas. Filmcoopi is doing the release for Switzerland.
These days Johannes is rehearsing for his newest stage production: the stage adaption of the famous swedish dystopic novel „Kallocain“ by Karin Boye. Premiere at Folkteater Gävle is on 11th of october 2023.
„Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ will have it’s world premiere at Filmfest Munich, on 25th of june 2023. After this the film will be part of the Elements +6-competition at one of Europes most important festival for children films, the Giffoni Film Festival in July 2023.
„Geschichten vom Franz“ was awarded with the CIFEJ-award and the prize of the filmcritics of Inda (FCCI-award) as the „Best Film“ at SIFFCY-FilmFestival in New Delhi.
On 13th of april Johannes Schmid started shooting the TV-drama „Wir für immer“ in Cologne and at the waterside in northern Germany. In the main roles in front of Michael Bertls camera eye you can find Marie Leuenberger, Philipp Günsch, Mina Giselle Rüffer and Stefan Maaß. A production of Lieblingsfilm Gmbh for WDR, based on the screenplay by Thomas Schmid/Johannes Schmid.
„Geschichten vom Franz“ (Tales of Franz) is part of the filmfestival Luxfilmfest in Luxembourg and will be screened 6th an 8th of march. Only a few days later (12/13th of march) the film will have its Sweden-premiere at BUFF – International Children Film Festival in Malmö. At BUFF „Tales of Franz“ is nominated as Best Comedy. So proud!
„Geschichten vom Franz“ (Tales of Franz) is awarded by the children jury with the 2nd prize „Best Live Action Feature Film“ at the International Children Film Festival in Chicago.
„Geschichten vom Franz“ is awarded by the international jury with the main prize „The Golden Goat“ as Best Feature for Children at ALE KINO – International Film Festival for young Audiance in Poszan/Polen. The award goes to director Johannes Schmid.
„Geschichten vom Franz“ is awarded with the Childrenfilmprize 2022 of the german Arthouse cinema association. The award goes to director Johannes Schmid, and to the distributor Wild Bunch.
Johannes is right now shooting the sequel „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ (New Tales of Franz), a production by Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film Vienna and if…productions Munich, with support of Filmfonds Wien, Österreichisches Filminstitut and FilmFernsehFonds Bayern. In front of DoP Matthias Grunsky’s camera you find austrian stars like Uschi Strauss, Simon Schwarz, Maria Bill, Rainer Egger and Christoph Grissemann.
„Geschichten vom Franz“, which is – with already over 85.000 visitors – one of the most successful films in Austria this year, is nominated for 4 Romy-Awards! Best Film Cinema, Best Director Cinema, Best Screenplay Cinema and Best Music. The award ceremony is on 16th of september in Vienna. Fingers crossed!
On 14th of april Johannes‘ family entertainment feature film „Geschichten vom Franz“ after the books of famous Christine Nöstlinger (screenplay: Sarah Wassermair), a austrian-german co-production by Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film Vienna and If-productions Munich had its release by Wild Bunch in cinemas all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
„Completly exhilarating cinema-experiance!“ (ORF.at)
„Adorable modern cinema-adaption!“ (TV movie)
„Great, cool, funny and beautiful film for the whole family.“ (BR radio)
Johannes is right now shooting the family entertainment feature film „Geschichten vom Franz“ after the books of famous Christine Nöstlinger (screenplay: Sarah Wassermair), a austrian-german co-production by Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film Vienna and If-productions Munich with support of Filmfonds Wien and ÖFI. In front of DoP Matthias Grunskys cameraeye you will see great austrian actors like Simon Schwarz, Ursula Strauss, Maria Bill and Julia Edtmeier as well as the upcoming children actors Jossi Jantschisch, Nora Reidinger and Leo Wacha. Shooting in july and august on location in Vienna.
Very happy that Swedish Film Institute is supporting the screenplay development of „Grace“, a feature film based on Linn Ullmanns novel with the same name. Screenplay by Daniel Goldmann and Johannes Schmid. The film will be produced by Anagram Film Lund and Lieblingsfilm Munich as a swedish-german co-production.
After it´s premiere and only a few performances we had to cancel „Kohlhaas!“ for a while because of the pandemi. But we did a live-streaming via Abundo, which you can stream on Abundo.
Swedish press about „Kohlhaas“:
„Johannes Schmid is directing epic theatre without compromises!“ (Aftonbladet)
„Beautiful and disharming concept, which makes you even more sensible for the cruel deeds.“ (Svergies Television)
Swedish press about „Cyrano“:
„Beautiful and uplifting“ (Svenska Dagbladet)
„Wonderful concept! A magical theatre evening!“ (Sveriges Radio P1)
These days Johannes is rehearsing for his newest stage production: classical „Cyrano de Bergerac“ is – in a meta-fictional conception – taking place in a library. Premiere at Malmö Stadsteaters big scen (Hipp) is on 19th of september.
In july 2020 Johannes is stipendiary for swedish „Dramatikerförbundet“ and can work and live in the house donated by Hennig Mankell in Sveg in northern sweden.
After Swedish „Konstnärsnämnden“ is also Swedish „Kulturrådet“ supporting the stageprojekt „Kohlhaas!“ after Heinrich von Kleists novel. Stage Director: Johannes Schmid, produced by Ulrika Holmgaard (Scenit Produktion), premiere in november 2020 at Teater Giljotin in Stockholm.
Johannes directed Per Naroskins short play „Inspirationsföreläsningen“ för the Charity event „Instant Playhouse 2020“ at Playhouse Teater i Stockholm.
In January Johannes is guestlectoring at Teaterhögskola Malmö. He is giving a 7 days workshop on „Practical research on Henri Bergson’s essay Laughter“ with the acting class.
Great news! The „Nordmedia“ filmfund is supporting the development of the screenplay for Johannes Schmids film adaptation „Johnny & Jean“ after the novel by austrian author Teresa Präauer. Screenplay: Victoria Mayer and Johannes Schmid, production company: Jost Hering Filme Berlin.
In may and june 2019 is Johannes lecturing about „Narrative possibilites for sounddesign in feature films“ at the Institute for Media Sciences at the University of Constance.
Johannes directed one of five short plays („A sensible age“ by Per Naroskin) during „Instant Playhouse“, a charity event, which founded over 250.000 SEK for SOS childhood villages.
Johannes stage production „Paranoid Park“, after his own adaptation for the stage of the novel by Blake Nelson, had it’s premiere on 22nd of november. The production is on stage until end of january 2019 at Malmö Stadsteater.
In August 2018 Johannes Schmid could stay and work for two weeks at the Ingmar Bergmans Estate on Fårö, to develop film ideas! How inspiring!
Great news. The FilmFernsehFonds Bayern is supporting the script development of Johannes Schmids new film projekt „Jetzt mein Leben“ (screenplay: Thomas and Johannes Schmid). The Lieblingsfilm GmbH is producing.