Lila Schmitz

Lila Schmitz’s first feature, The Job of Songs, an Irish music documentary that she directed, produced and edited, premiered at DOC NYC in 2021 and is now out on digital. It premiered internationally at the Galway Film Fleadh 2022, winning Best International Documentary. Her short films (both documentary and fiction) have aired on Rocky Mountain PBS, played LGBTQ+ festivals all over the United States, and premiered internationally at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She spent time producing in the documentary world (for PBS, CBS, Richard Linklater, Bill Guttentag) and worked at Anonymous Content for a year, learning about development and the business side of Hollywood. She currently works for Dropout TV, a media company that makes unscripted comedy, and can often be found trying (and failing) to learn an instrument.


Journey Through a Filmmaker’s Anxious Mind

By Lila Schmitz | November 29, 2023

Journey Through a Filmmaker’s Anxious Mind

Director Lila Schmitz on the personal journey of making her debut feature, the music documentary The Job of Songs.