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  1. Wrestling, amusement parks and John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Director Julia Thelin, who competed at this year’s Cannes, is at work on a wrestling film, Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein film a sensational love story at Gröna Lund amusement park, and John Ajvide Lindqvist contributes with a script for a new film. A total of 17 projects were recently granted production funding. 

  2. The Burden captures top prize at Annecy

    17 June Niki Lindroth von Bahr was awarded a Cristal, the highest accolade at Annecy in France, the world's leading animation festival, for her animated short film, The Burden.

  3. Tomas Alfredson and Queer Feminist Rap

    Ingmar Bergman interpreted by Tomas Alfredson and a portrayal of queer feminist rapper Silvana Imam. These are just two of the latest projects to have been granted funding from the Swedish Film Institute.

  4. The Square wins the Palme d’Or 2017

    Swedish director and scriptwriter Ruben Östlund’s The Square wins the film world’s most prestigious prize, the Palme d’Or, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

  5. 50/50 by 2020 – Global Reach, seminar at the Cannes Film Market

    The Swedish Film Institute and WIFT Nordic, along with the Cannes Film Market, proudly present a seminar on how gender equality in filmmaking is being achieved by important gatekeepers. Special guests Agnieszka Holland and Jessica Hausner will discuss filmmaking and equality with Anna Serner.

  6. Ruben Östlund’s The Square competes for the Palme d’Or

    Ruben Östlund's new film The Square is competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, as announced today. The Square is Östlund's fourth feature film to compete at Cannes, following Force Majeure (2014), Play (2011) and Involuntary (2008).

  7. Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s The Burden to Cannes

    Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s short film The Burden has been selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight) in Cannes, as announced today.

  8. Swedish Short in Competion for Short Film Palme d’Or

    Julia Thelin's Push It is one of nine short films in competition for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The Short Film selection committee picked out the nine films from 4 843 submitted entries.

  9. Eleven Swedish films at CPH:DOX

    Today marks the opening of CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, one of the world's leading documentary film festivals. A total of eleven Swedish films are being screened at the festival, with five of those up for awards. Shapeshifters by Sophie Vuković, The Hotel by Kristian Petri, and The Strangest Stranger compete in the Nordic category NORDIC:DOX AWARD. Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas by Joakim Demmer competes in the F:ACT AWARD category, while short film Nosferatu by John Skoog competes for the NEW:VISION AWARD.

  10. Congratulations Linus Sandgren!

    Cinematographer Linus Sandgren achieved something at the Academy Awards ceremony last night that has not happened in 33 years: he was the first Swede in all that time to win the prestigious Oscar for Best Cinematography for his work on the multi Academy Award nominated musical film La La Land.

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