Zwischen den Stühlen

To Be a Teacher

To Be a Teacher is the emotional story of three young teachers and their first years in school, a period called Referendariat in Germany. Here, they come to realize that their studies did not prepare them at all for what it means to work in one of the most responsible and important jobs of society. A rare insight into fabricating one of the most essential resources of modern times: education.

Director's Biography
JAKOB SCHMIDT was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1989. After school, he worked in freelance journalism and did several internships in a number of production companies. Schmidt has been studying at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf since 2009. To Be a Teacher premiered at DOK Leipzig, where it received multiple awards. // Films (selection): Lieber wär’ ich Mörder (I’d Rather Be a Murderer, 2012, short doc), 517 Füwatown (2012, short doc), Nimmersatt (Restless, 2013, short), Gewitterzellen (Storm Cells, 2015, short), Zwischen den Stühlen (To Be a Teacher, 2016, doc)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2017
Jakob Schmidt
Germany 2016
101 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jakob Schmidt
Cinematography David Schittek, Evgeny Revvo, Jakob Schmidt
Editing Julia Wiedwald
Sound/Sounddesign Angelo Fonfara, Malte Eiben, Tim Altrichter
Music Andreas Bick
With Anna Kuhnhenn, Ralf Credner, Katja Wolf
Producer(s) Marie-Luise Scharf (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, DE), ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel (DE)
Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11 14482 Potsdam Germany
International Premiere
Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Weltkino Filmverleih
Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 6
04107 Leipzig, Germany 

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
International Premiere