News

May 2024

„Wir für immer“ in competition at Filmfest Munich

So exciting! Johannes Schmid’s TV-drama „Wir für immer“ (Forever us) will be premiered at 5th of july 24 at Filmfestival Munich as part of the competition „New german televsion“.

January 2024

Upcoming festivals „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“

During the next months „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ will be part of the festivals Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken (january), Diagonale Graz/Austria (april), Kristianand/Norway (april), Busan/Korea (july), Warsaw and Wrozlaw/Poland (september), Hongkong (september)

December 2023

TV broadcasting premiere „Geschichten vom Franz“

On 26th of december  23, prime time 8 p.m. Johannes‘ production „Geschichten vom Franz“ will have it’s broadcasting premiere on Austrian public service ORF 1.

October 2023

Opening night for „Kallocain“ at Folkteater Gävleborg (Sweden)

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 „Arbetarbladet“ 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!“

September 2023

Cinema release „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

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.

August 2023

Rehearsals for „Kallocain“ by Karin Boye at Folkteater Gävleborg

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.

May 2023

Upcoming: World premiere „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ at Filmfest Munich 23 and International premiere at Giffoni Film Festival

„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.

April 2023

Two main prizes for „Geschichten vom Franz“ at Indias biggest filmfestival for a young audiance

„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.

April 2023

Shooting „Wir für immer“ in Cologne and northern Germany

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.

February 2023

 „Geschichten vom Franz“ on Festivals in Malmö and Luxemburg

„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!

November 2022

 „Geschichten vom Franz“ gets children jury award in Chicago

„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.

Oktober 2022

 „Geschichten vom Franz“ gets main award „The Golden Goat“

„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.

September 2022

 „Geschichten vom Franz“ gets the ChildrenFilmAward of the german Artouse-cinemas (Gildefilmpreis)

„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.

September 2022

Shooting of „Neue Geschichten vom Franz“ in Vienna

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.

August 2022

Over 85.000 visitors in Austria and 4 nominations for Austrian Film Award „Romy“ for  „Geschichten vom Franz“

„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!

April 2022

Cinema Release „Geschichten vom Franz“

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)

July 2021

Shooting of „Geschichten vom Franz“ in Vienna

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.

December 2020

Swedish Film Institute is supporting „Grace“

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.

November 2020

Live Streaming „Kohlhaas!“ at Teater Giljotin

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)

September 2020

Great reviews for  „Cyrano de Bergerac“ at Malmö Stadsteater

Swedish press about „Cyrano“:

„Beautiful and uplifting“ (Svenska Dagbladet)
„Wonderful concept! A magical theatre evening!“ (Sveriges Radio P1)

September 2020

Rehearsals for „Cyrano de Bergerac“ at Malmö Stadsteater

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.

June 2020

Residence at the Mankell house in Sveg/Sweden

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.

April 2020

Swedish „Kulturråd“ is supporting „Kohlhaas!“

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.

February 2020

Instant Playhouse in Stockholm

Johannes directed Per Naroskins short play „Inspirationsföreläsningen“ för the Charity event „Instant Playhouse 2020“ at Playhouse Teater i Stockholm.

Januar 2020

Johannes is guest lecturing at Teaterhögskola Malmö

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.

August 2019

Nordmedia supports „Johnny & Jean“

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.

June 2019

Trailers and more on VIMEO

Watch the trailers to Johannes Schmids films and stage productions on VIMEO!

June 2019

Trailers and more on VIMEO

Watch the trailers to Johannes Schmids films and stage productions on VIMEO!

April 2019

Upcoming: Lecture about sounddesign

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.

February 2019

Instant Playhouse

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.

November 2018

Premiere „Paranoid Park“

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.

September 2018

Residence at Ingmar Bergmans Estate

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!

February 2018

Script Development „Jetzt mein Leben“

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.