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Leonie Schmidtmer

Leonie Schmidtmer




Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2015


Born in 1984 in Germany.

2004 – 2008: B.A. of Arts in European Media culture at the University of Weimar (Germany) and of Lyon (France).
2011 – 2012: Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, professional program for young European film producers and distributors (La Fémis Paris, NFTS London, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg). Production of a short film, broadcasted on Arte and SWR (Germany/France)

Professional Experience
04/2008 – 07/2009: Project manager at FTWild Kommunikation
07/2009 – 11/2013: Coordinator at the editorial direction at ARTE France, coordination of the TV program from the different editorial departments (France and Germany).
Since 11/2013: Producer at Geko Films

- "Gente de Bien" by Franco Lolli, 2014, France, Colombia (Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2014)
- "Tempête" by Samuel Collardey, 2015, France, 72th Mostra, Best Actor Award (Orizzonti)
Best Film and Best actor awards Festival International du Film Francophone, Namur 2015
- "A polar Year", by Samuel Collardey, 2017, in post-production
- "Shéhérazade", by Jean-Bernard Marlin, 2017, in shooting
Several films in development.

company profile

Geko Films is a Paris based production company specialized in french art house movies as well as international coproductions. We hope to discover new and exciting projects, talented authors and directors and to get to know potential new partners. Our team speaks several languages (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, English) and we would love to do more international coproductions.

Profile on UniFrance