Maximilian Andreas Schmidt is a film director and audiovisual artist born 1994 in Germany. Greek roots. High school diploma. Completed training in camerawork and montage. Since 2018 studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Part of the filmmaker-duo "the XZ.".

special mention jury prize, backup filmfestival weimar 2017 - "HEILIG" MUSIC VIDEO"
best music video december 2016, noisey germany - "HEILIG" MUSIC VIDEO​​​​​​​

official selection, Berlin Independent Film Festival 2019 - "APATE" SHORT FILM
official selection, Taratsa International Film Festival 2018 - "APATE" SHORT FILM
short list, TiSFF - Thess Int. Short Film Festival 2018- "APATE" SHORT FILM
official selection, Generate!° Festival für elektronische Künste 2017 - "SAG ES NICHT"
official selection, MACHT KUNST! Video art competition presented by UFA  - "FREQUENYC"
official selection, BIIF - Best Independents International Filmfestival 2017 - "HEILIG" MUSIC VIDEO