Felix Schmilinsky DoP

Felix is a German cinematographer based in London, working in the UK and worldwide, with over a decade of experience shooting narrative films, commercials and documentaries.

As a kid growing up in Germany, Felix always had a thing for technical stuff. His journey into the world of capturing and creating moments began when he got his hands on his first camera. Fuelled by his passion for visual storytelling, he naturally found his way into the film industry.

Following his start as a production assistant in commercials, he embarked on a journey to the UK to study Cinematography at Arts Institute at Bournemouth and further refined his craft at FAMU Prague under luminaries like Miroslav Ondříček and others.

Felix is interested in films exploring the human condition and themes of identity. His passion for diverse cultures has lead him to work on projects from India and Cambodia to Uganda and Mexico. He is experienced in digital and film formats and driven to develop a distinctive visual language for each new project.

Commercial work for Nike, Volvo, Adidas, L’Oreal, Asics, Spotify, Vodafone and others. He has also filmed music promos for artists such as Goldfrapp, George Ezra, The 1975 and more.

Fluent in both German and Spanish, coupled with his dual citizenship, enables him to work seamlessly across European regions. Felix was selected for BAFTA Connect in 2022/23.

Feature Films


Independent Spirit Film Production Award – Screen Nation Awards
Special Mention – Black Star Film Fest Philadelphia

Best Feature Film World Fiction – LA Film Festival

LA Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
Black Star Film Fest Philadelphia
Urbanworld Film Festival NYC
Encounters Film Festival Bristol
+ more

THE 13TH (2017)

Best Cinematography – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Best Horror Feature Film – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Best Feature Film – London Independent Film Awards

Best Cinematography – London Greek Film Festival

Short Films

ROOTS (2019)

Best Short Film (Dir. Hussina Raja) – World Cinema Film Festival 2020
Best Short Film – BFI London Film Festival 2019
Best Short Film – Bolton Film Festival 2020
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2020


Best Writing (Helena Coan) – Underwire Festival 2018


Best Writing (Nadia Cavelle) – Underwire Festival 2017
Best Actress (Ronke Adekoluejo) – Underwire Festival 2017

TWO FISH (2015)

Best Cinematography (Felix Schmilinsky) – BlackBird Filmfest NY 2016

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