Marc Schmidt (1970) works as an independent director and location sound mixer of documentary films. After studies in film theory (Utrecht University) and media arts (Tilburg Art Academy), he started as a sound engineer and video editor on a variety of film projects. He also directed a few short fiction films. But directing documentaries raised his interest, and gradually became his main occupation. The role of social codes in our lives is a recurrent theme in his work. Among his films are SCHOOLYARD (2005), a conceptual documentary focused on a schoolyard, filmed from his balcony and BIDCATCHER (2007), a visual impression of an auction, which won the prize for best documentary at the Tampere Filmfestival. His latest documentary IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS (2019) premieres in competition at KVIFF 2019.