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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 2017 Guldbagge Awards – here are all the winners

    At a live-broadcasted awards ceremony, held at Cirkus in Stockholm, the winners of the 2017 Guldbagge Awards were crowned. The Giant and The Yard received three awards each and Martha & Niki, My Aunt in Sarajevo and The Serious Game two each.

  9. Nominations for the 2016 Guldbagge Awards

    At a press conference in Stockholm the nominations for the Guldbagge Awards for the film year of 2016 were announced. The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (Hundraettåringen som smet från notan och försvann) stands out with eight nominations, followed by The Giant (Jätten) and My Aunt in Sarajevo (Min faster i Sarajevo) with sex nominations. My Future Love (Flykten till framtiden) and A Serious Game (Den allvarsamma leken) are nominated in five categories each. The Guldbagge Awards is arranged by the Swedish Film Institute and will be held on 23 January.

  10. Presenting the filmmakers for Bergman Revisited

    Pernilla August and Cilla Naumann, Linus Tunström, Jane Magnusson and Liv Strömquist, Lisa Aschan and Isabel Cruz Liljegren, Patrik Eklund, and Tomas Alfredson and Jesper Waldersten – these are the directors, screenwriters and artists who have been confirmed for SVT and the Swedish Film Institute's Bergman Revisited project. Six short films in the spirit of Ingmar Bergman are to be produced in the run-up to the 100th anniversary year of 2018.

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