Aline Schmid studied social sciences at the University of Freiburg and took taking further training in Stuttgart to become a scriptwriter. After several engagements at film and music festivals, she became Head of Distribution for Cineworx in Basel in 2006. In 2010 she worked for the festival Cinema Tous Ecrans in Geneva. After working as a producer at Intermezzo Film for several years, she founded her own company in 2016. Beauvoir Films produces documentaries and feature films for cinema, television and festivals. Priority is given to filmmakers with an innovative visual and narrative approach. The film WALDEN by Daniel Zimmermann wins the Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018 and CLOSING TIME by Nicole Vögele a Silver Leopard in Locarno (Cinéastes du present). The feature film DAS MÄDCHEN UND DIE SPINNE by Ramon & Silvan Zürcher will be awarded the Director’s Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale in 2021 (Encounters).