Belinda Schmid has an MFA from ULCA’s Screenwriting Program, a BFA in Film and TV from New York University and spent a year in the American Film Institute Directing Program. She won the UCLA 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award, was 3rd place winner of the 2018 CineStory Feature Fellowship and was a semi-finalist for NBC’s 2017 Writers on the Verge program.
Belinda has written and directed short films. Her film The Painted Lady, was nominated Best Short in the New Zealand Film Awards and screened at international festivals (including Montreal, Tampere, and the Cannes Film Forum). Her first screenplay, Seeing Through Smoke, was developed by the New Zealand Film Commission, SPAAmart Australia, and shortlisted for the Cannes Residence. She Co-Directed a feature documentary The Book of Conrad, which was selected for the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival.
She has directed commercials and television in New Zealand, where she is from.