Renee Schräder (they/them) is a documentary filmmaker focused on LGBTQ+ rights and the human-nature relationship. Renee graduated from St. Joost School of Art and Design in 2023 with the short documentary film Oaia Neagră, which premiered at Nederlands Film Festival and won the VPRO documentaryprice.

Renee’s work centralises personal stories that lay bare the big questions (and our society’s prejudiced answers) in small and intimate ways, using the documentary film as a magnifying glass. They place great importance on taking a collaborative approach in all their projects, and make filmmaking something that is no longer extractive but instead a valuable, expanding experience for the people that allow them into their lives to film. 

Renee Schräder has proudly been selected for our Next Talent Program of 2024. Click here if you want to read more.