Florian Schneider is a filmmaker, writer, and curator. In his work he focusses on bordercrossings between mainstream and independent media, art and activism, theory and open source technology.
As a filmmaker he directed several award-winning documentaries and designed and realized two theme-evenings for the german-french tv station arte on the topics of migration and activism.
He is one of the initiators of the KEIN MENSCH IST ILLEGAL (no one is illegal) campaign at documentaX and subsequent projects such as the "noborder network" and the internet platform KEIN.ORG.
He initiated and co-irganized the new media festivals MAKEWORLD (2001), NEURO-networking europe (2004), "Borderline Academy" (2005), "SUMMIT - non-aligned initiatives in education culture" and the multimedia performance project "DICTIONARY OF WAR" (2006-now). He has lectured at universities, museums, and conferences worldwide.
Since 2006 he teaches theory at the art academy Trondheim. Since autumn 2008 he is advising researcher at Jan van Eck Academie Maastricht.