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Manfred Schmidt 

MDM Film Fund

Germany

 

Manfred Schmidt is the executive director of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM), one of Germany’s leading film funds.

 

From 1969 to 1981 he was a member of the Berlin “Maxim Gorki” theatre. This followed a seven-year period of freelance work as an author and dramatic adviser. During this time Manfred Schmidt took correspondence courses at the Leipzig Institute for Literature. In 1988, he started working as script analyst and author at DEFA studios for documentary films; from 1990 to 1992 he was the deputy chief editor at this studio. Before being appointed CEO of MDM he worked as the deputy program director of the culture and science department at the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) broadcasting station from 1992 to 1998.

Since 1998, he has directed the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM), based in Leipzig.

Manfred Schmidt is a member of the European Film Academy, FFA Verwaltungsrat (dep.), Kuratorium Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V., Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, President of the GOLDEN SPARROW foundation and board member of Cine-Regio.

 

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