Martin Schmidt

Martin Schmidt

Biography

  • 1983 : Born in Fritzlar, Germany
  • 2000 - 2001 : High School Diploma, Wisconsin, USA
  • 2003 : Abitur in Fritzlar
  • 2003 - 2010 : Studies at the University of Art Kassel, Germany
  • Since 2010 : Artistic assistant at the University of Art Kassel and independent animation film maker

Short films

  • 2007 : George grows
  • 2010 : Precise Peter
  • 2010 : Jaqueline at the Pool

Commercial work

  • 2006 : “ZDF Robocup 06” (3D Rigging, Animation) for Studio Film Bilder
  • 2007 : “Rundgang” Trailer for the University of Art Kassel
  • 2007 : “The Bunjies” (3D Modeling, Animation)] for Andreas Hykade, Ged Haney
  • 2009 : “12 Years” (3D Modeling, Rigging, Animation) for Studio Film Bilder
  • 2010 : “Tourist Paradise” Online Game (Design and Animation) for the Int. Society for Human Rights
  • 2011 : “Animal Jesus” Christmas eCard for ARTE

Awards

  • Precise Peter

    Audience Award for Best Student Film, Anima Mundi Animation Festival 2010
    Honorary Mention, Computeranimation/Film/VFX, Prix ARS Electronica 2010
    Gryphon Award for Best Short Film, Elements +3, 40th Giffoni Film Festival 2010
    Best Kids Award, Fantoche Animation Festival 2010
    Kids Audience Award, Fantoche Animation Festival 2010
    Winner of the day, ContraVision Film Festival 2010
    Audience Award, Haydauer Filmtage 2010
    Best Animation Award, Kinofest Int. Digital Film Festival 2010
    Best Animation Award, Skena Up Student Film & Theatre Festival 2010
    Telebruxelles Award for Best Animated Night Short Film, Anima Brussels Festival 2011
    Int. Award of Le Puy en Velay, Court mais Bon Film Festival 2011
    2nd Prize Students Competition, goEast Filmfestival 2011
    Silver Nail, Art Directors Club Germany, Junior Competition 2011
    Prix du Public, Prix de la classe Jury, Mention speciale du Jury professionnel, Plein La Bobine Children's Film Festival 2011
    Best International Film, Canterbury Anifest 2011
    National Short Film Award, Schlingel Int. Children's Film Festival 2011

  • George grows

    Second Price Student Competition Animation, goEast Wiesbaden, Germany 2007
    Golden Clip for best Film [age 21-25 ], Youth Media Festival Berlin, Germany 2007
    White Clip, Producers Jury Award [ age 21-25 ], Youth Media Festival Berlin, Germany 2007
    Best International Short Film 1 to 4 Minutes, Casertanimata, Italy 2007
    Best Int. artistic Video, CGI Computer Graphics Conference, Brazil 2007
    Runner-up, New-Category, Stamford, United Kingdom 2007
    Winner of the day, Shorts At Moonlight, Frankfurt, Germany 2007
    Time Code Award, Opere Nuove, No Words Bolzano, Italy 2007
    Short Film of the Month Dezember, Board of Film Classification, Wiesbaden, Germany 2007
    Medal, FilmVideo Montecatini, Italy 2008
    Special Jury Award, Youth Media Festival Seoul, Korea 2008