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  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Lia Hietala’s My Gay Sister (Min homosyster) wins a Teddy Award

    On 17 February, it was confirmed that Lia Hietala's My Gay Sister (Min homosyster) won a Teddy Award for Best Short at the Berlin Film Festival. The Teddy Award is the most prestigious prize in the film world for queer film.

  7. From Gothenburg to Berlin

    6th of February is the Sami National Day. This year there is extra reason to celebrate, it being 100 years since the first Sámi congress was held, and it seems very fitting that director Amanda Kernell's Sámi Blood is the current talk of the town. At the weekend the film received the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Gothenburg Film Festival, which includes a sum of SEK 1 million, and the film's cinematographer Sophia Olsson also received the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award. Next up is a screening of the film at the Berlin Film Festival in the section Berlinale NATIVe.

  8. Roy Andersson, Helena Bergström and form experiment on norms

    The latest projects to be awarded production funding from the Swedish Film Institute include new films by Roy Andersson and Helena Bergström, and new initiatives in groundbreaking short film.

  9. The Nile Hilton Incident awarded at Sundance

    Tarik Saleh's The Nile Hilton Incident was awarded World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival at the weekend. 

  10. Four Swedish Oscar nominations

    Last year A Man Called Ove by Hannes Holm was doubly awarded at the Swedish National Film Awards, Guldbaggen, and today it received Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. The film is thus a strong contender at the Academy Awards Ceremony on 26 February. Also, Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren and songwriters and producers Max Martin and Shellback were nominated.

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