May 18, 2013
Matthew’s Laws won the Magic Hour Award for the best mid-length film at the 10th Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Warsaw.
Jury’s opinion: “The film captivated us with its deeply respectful, loving human perspective and powerful storytelling. Throughout the film we remain in direct eye-contact with the main character which gives a brutal, yet disarming insight into the vulnerable inner life of a deeply troubled mind”
May 17, 2013
Marc Schmidt won the Dutch Directors Guild Award 2012!
April 10, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is nominated for the Dutch Directors Guild Award (DDG) 2012!
March 22, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for ‘de Tegel 2012′ journalism awards.
March 22, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for TRT documentary awards, Istanbul, Turkey
March 21, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for Planete Doc, 10-19 may, Warsaw, Poland
March 20, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for Festival de Lasalle, 8-11 may, Lasalle ,France
March 15, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for Dokfest, 8-15 may, München, Germany
March 10, 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for Guth Gafa International Documentary filmfestival, 9-19 may, Ireland
March 5 , 2013
Matthew’s Laws is selected for Gute Nacht! 24 & 25 may, Grenoble
February 5, 2013
The next month’s Matthew’s Laws will be screened at several Dutch cinema’s:
March 28 & April 4 – Filmtheater Fraterhuis, Zwolle
March 28 & April 4 – De lieve vrouw, Amersfoort
March 30 – Provadja, Alkmaar
April 7 – Boekhandel Scheltema, Leiden
April 7 – De Gruitpoort, Doetichem
February 5, 2013
Matthew’s Laws selected for MoMA Documentary Fortnight, New York! February 15 – March 4, 2013
February 4, 2013
Matthew’s Laws selected for ZagrebDox, Croatia. February 24 – March 3, 2013
February 3, 2013
Matthew’s Laws selected for OneWorld, Romania. March 11-17, 2013
November 22, 2012
Matthew’s Laws won the A38 – Produktions-Stipendium at Kasselerdokfest 2012.
November 19, 2012
Matthew’s Laws wins two prizes at RIDM (Rencontres International du Documentaire de Montreal). Grand Prize for Best International Feature en Beste Editing in an International Feature Jury report RIDM: Grand Prize: For the filmmaker’s sincere commitment to presenting his subject’s daily struggles with an unassuming measured eye and without surrendering to pathos. The symbiotic relationship between filmmaker, subject and audience is one that’s not forced but earned in a series of delicate movements slowly revealing the wide expanses of Matthew’s interior world, which is every bit as unique and extraordinary as the filmmaking itself. Editing: For affording the audience the freedom to wander though the subject’s headspace while at the same time subtly guiding us through the challenges of his real world environment. Without any weight of pretension, the film deploys a powerful and honest dramatic arc.
November 13, 2012
Matthew’s Laws will be distributed in Benelux by Cinema Delicatessen. Update of screenings will follow.
November 11, 2012
Matthew’s Laws selected for International Competition at Planete Doc in Warsaw 2013
Octobre 25, 2012
Matthew’s Laws wins The Merit Prize for Feature-Length Documentary at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival
Octobre 8, 2012
Matthew’s Laws wins Grand Prix (“gouden kalf”) for Best Feature Length Documentary at Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Septembre 11, 2012
Matthew’s Laws sold to Arte! Slot: La Lucarne
Septembre 10, 2012
Matthew’s Laws selected for festival A nous de voir; festival de Cinema et Science
16- 25 nov. 2012
Matthew’s Laws selected for RIDM; Documentary film festival Montreal 7-18 nov. 2012
August 13, 2012
Matthew’s Laws selected for Future Length Competition Best Dutch Documentary at Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Matthew’s Laws (De Regels van Matthijs) will have its Dutch premiere at The Dutch National Film Festival in Utrecht on the 28th of September
Matthew’s Laws will screen open air monday august 20th at the Etats Generaux des Film Documentaires a Lussas, France!
June 29, 2012
Matthew’s Laws selected CPH Dox: Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival ‘It is my great pleasure to invite Marc Schmidt’s film MATTHEW’S LAWS for CPH:DOX 2012 - the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival,
November 1-11, 2012
We are looking much forward to present this magnificent film here in Copenhagen!’
May 22, 2012
Autlook films sales agent for Matthew’s Laws.
Matthews Laws selected for Feature Length Selection TIDFF; Taiwan International Documentary Film festival
April 27, 2012
Matthews’ Laws wins the Grand Prix for best feature film at the festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. The jury stated: “With love and courage the filmmaker places us face to face with his childhood friend. This film crosses a border into the unknown and mysterious world of autism. Matthew’s Laws gives us the opportunity to experience friendship and self-determination in the face of society’s demands from a unique point of view”.