The Swedish Film Institute's Filmrummet (“The Film Room”) is a series of seminars, workshops and talks, held at the Film House in Stockholm and at other locations in Sweden. Our ambition is to be a creative meeting place for discussions, dynamic controversy and a forum for explorative processes surrounding film, film policy and cinematic arts.
Most of the talks and seminars are in Swedish, but we often invite guests from other countries, in which case the prefered language is English.
Every minute, some 60 hours of moving pictures are uploaded onto YouTube. In the same time cinema tickets worth around 60 thousand euros are sold worldwide, while people are spending an average of 190 minutes a day consuming television. The global film sphere is like a gigantic power station, processing reality in some way with moving pictures. And moving pictures have a tremendous influence on the individual’s perception of reality, and on how we think about and remember history, politics and the world.
So whoever owns the right to influence the production and distribution of film, has a massive amount of power and great responsibility. But what actually is film and who controls this sphere of power? Who makes the decisions and with what agenda? Which pictures get shown, and which stories are never told? Who is behind the camera, and who in front? There is a great need to formulate and discuss questions about the status of and the conditions for moving pictures in our modern age.
Filmrummet is open to everyone who works in film, and anyone who feels a desire to be on board.
We look forward to seeing you!
Since the first ever Filmrummet, during the autumn of 2012, which saw Germaine Greer enter the stage at the Film House, our international guests have included German director Hilma Sanders-Brahms, queer activist and performance artist Diane Torr (9 March 2013) and David Hancock from Screen Digest (21 March 2013). Film heritage specialists Nicola Mazzanti and Marisol Pérez Guevara (12 april 2013). Phd Patricia Pisters from the Amsterdam University and Norwegian director Joachim Trier (In the Presence of Film 26-27 November 2013). Nadia El Fani, filmdirector from Tunisia, Kudzai Chimbaira, actor and director from Zimbabwe and the Nigerian filmdirector Nevline Nnjai. (20 March 2014). Maike Mia Höhne, curator at The Berlin Film Festival and Catherine Colas, from the Franco-German TV-channel Arte. Orwa Nyrabia, Syrian film producer (15 April 2014). Johannes Anyuro, author (9 Oct 2014) and Taiye Selasi, author (10 Oct 2014). Nikolaj Nikitin Berlinale, Elena Pollacchi, La Biennale di Venezia, Hussain Currimbhoy, Sundance Film Festival, Martijn te Pas, Idfa (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) and Sirkka Möller, Berlinale Panorama (all on 9 June 2015).
Published 06 August 2015