Clément Schneider

Director, producer

Born in 1989, Clément Schneider studied filmmaking at La Fémis from which he graduated in 2013. He founded with two partners the production company Les Films d’Argile in order to keep independence and freedom in his creative process. He thus became a producer in addition to his job as a director. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he worked for several years as a projectionist in various movie theaters where his taste for transmitting and sharing films with the spectators was forged. In 2018, his first feature film A Violent Desire for Joy was selected at ACID Cannes, then in many international festivals, before being released in theaters. He continues to shoot regularly, alternating between short and feature films, exploring various genres and production scales. Involved with l’ACID, which he co-chairs since 2021, he defends independent cinema both in theaters and at the institutional level. Since 2016, he has been writing a research-creation PhD thesis: « Besides, cinema is a utopia ». His latest feature film, The Cure, co-directed with Simon Rembado had its world premiere at FIDMarseille in 2021.