Susanne Schneider studied at the Stuttgart State Academy for Art and Design and at the Academy of Arts Duesseldorf. After a career as a graphic designer she began to write and direct plays for the theater. She received a stipend for Screenwriting classes at the University of Television & Film Munich in 1992. Since then, she has written numerous award-winning screenplays for television and feature films. In 2002, she directed her first feature film from her script In einer Nacht wie dieser, nominated for Best Director at the Munich Film Festival 2003. For the screenplay of her second feature The Day Will Come (Es kommt der Tag, 2009), she won the Thomas Strittmatter Award 2008. Susanne Schneider teaches Screenwriting at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy, the Hamburg Media School and the International Film School in Cologne. She is a jury member for the Screenplay Award of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and a member of the German Film Academy.