Oliver Schmitz

Biography: Oliver Schmitz (born 1960) is a South African film director and screenwriter. His film Mapantsula was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. His 2010 film Life, Above All (Le Secret de Chanda) was selected as the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. It made the shortlist of nominations announced in January 2011.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mapantsula (1994, 2004);
Joburg Stories (1997 – Oliver Schmitz, Brian Tilley);
Hijack Stories (2002).

Filmography:
The Twilight Zone (1987);
Mapantsula (1988);
The People’s Poet (1988);
Fruits of Defiance (1990 – Oliver Schmitz, Brian Tilley);
Hlangani: A Short History of COSATU (1991 – Oliver Schmitz, Brian Tilley);
Getting There (1993);
Dark City (1993);
Nelson Mandela Inauguration (1994);
Rhythm and Rights (1995);
Joburg Stories (1997 – Oliver Schmitz, Brian Tilley);
The Story (1999);
Hijack Stories (2000);
Das Beste Stück (2002);
Prinzessin macht blau (2004);
Was Sie schon immer über Singles wissen wollten (2005);
Plötzlich berühmt (2005);
Paris, je t’aime – Place des Fêtes (2006);
Arme Millionäre (2006);
Allein unter Töchtern (2007);
Fleisch (2008);
Doctor’s Diary – Männer sind die beste Medizin (2008);
Türkisch für Anfänger (2006 – 2008);
Die Trickser (2009);
Allein unter Schülern (2009);
Life, Above All [Le Secret de Chanda] (2010);
Allein unter Müttern (2011);
Willkommen im Krieg (2012);
Allein unter Nachbarn (2012).