Matthias Schmidt, born in 1965, has been a director and author since 2002. For his work, Matthias has received the Adolf-Grimme-Award for 〈Die Buhnenrepublik. Theater in der DDR(Stage Republik. Theatre in the GDR, 2004)〉. In 2009, his work on the documentary 〈The Miracle of Leipzig〉 has been awarded the World Television Award(Banff), and the Gold Remi Award in Huston.