Julia Schmidt will be graduating with an MA degree in History and Theory of Film and Art History in Fall 2019. During her studies she worked as an assistant at the University of Zurich as well as for a Zurich based art gallery, responsible for press releases and exhibition texts. More recently her professional focus was set on film criticism and mediation. Which is to say: film introductions for Filmpodium Zurich, film reviews for Radio Stadtfilter Winterthur, and preselection for the film competitions of the Zurich Film Festival. Born and raised in Zurich and Los Angeles, she now lives and works in Zurich with three young daughters.