Esther Schmidt is a freelance marketing and communication expert and (industry) event organizer. After ten years as marketing and communication manager at acclaimed Dutch production company Lemming Film, she started working as freelance marketing and organization advisor for producers, distributors, and festivals and wrote several books and publications on Dutch Children’s films. Recently she a.o. organized IFFR’s Reality Check conference, the industry programmes of Cinemasia Film Festival, and The Netherlands Film Festival. Since 2019, she is the coordinator of the talent development programme Videoland Academy.
At FilmForward Esther is responsible for the communication.