Mike Riemenschneider is a founding member of the Filmmusiktage Saxony-
Anhalt (Film Music Days) in Halle, Germany. Since its foundation in 2008, he has been responsible for the festival with it’s different concerts, Masterclasses and workshops. With support of the German Film Composer Association (DEFKOM) he developed 2014 the concept for the German Film Music Award, the most important prize for German film music composers.
His unreserved interest is in composers, their works and their public perception. In addition to a large number of well-known film composers from Germany, he has succeeded in attracting such well-known personalities as Patrick Doyle, Jeff Beal, Stephen Warbeck, Harold Faltermeyer, Jean-Michel Bernard, Trevor Jones, Rachel Portman, Laurent Eyquem and John Ottman to the Film Music Days in Germany.
In 2016 he founded SCOREFLIX, a creative sound network that focuses on the planning, implementation and production of musical events (concerts, festivals, etc.). In addition, he supports composers in the acquisition of commissions and in marketing and PR.
Mike has a background in business administration, worked for various marketing and PR agencies in Germany and the USA and founded a consulting company for film marketing and PR in 2003. He supported about 40 films for numerous film production and distribution companies.
From 2006-2013 he was responsible for the European Animation Masterclass and created and implemented the "Animation Talent Award" - an international online competition in which young professionals created their animated short films based on a specific piece of music. He was the German project manager for "Cartoon Masters" and "Cartoon Springboard" (2013-2017) and had the German project management for the "Leadership Masterclass for European Media Executives"(2006-2008).