Porträtt Hanna Lejonqvist
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Hanna Lejonqvist

Hanna Lejonqvist has been the Swedish Film Institute’s Film Commissioner for feature-length feature films since 21 September 2020. She succeeded Madeleine Ekman.

Hanna Lejonqvist has far-reaching experience as a film editor. She studied the editing programme at the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre (now Stockholm University of the Arts), and previously studied film and television at Skurup Folk High School, the European Film College in Denmark, as well as drama and theatre at Lund University. She has twice won the Guldbagge Award for Best Editing.

Film projects in recent years include major international successes such as Jane Magnusson’s Bergman – A Year in a Life (Bergman – ett år, ett liv) in 2018, which world premièred at the Cannes Film Festival and won a European Film Award for Best Documentary.

She has also worked on festival successes such as My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster) (2015) by Sanna Lenken, which won a Crystal Bear, Scheme Birds (2019) by Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin, Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan (2016), The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2012) by Göran Hugo Olsson – for which she received a World Cinema Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, 438 Days (438 dagar) (2019) by Jesper Ganslandt, and X & Y (2018) by Anna Odell. Hanna also edited the documentary and TV series Palme (2012) by Kristina Lindström and Maud Nycander, as well as the TV series on Astrid Lindgren, Astrid (2014) by Kristina Lindström.

More recently she worked on the Netflix series Snabba Cash, directed by Jesper Ganslandt, and the Greta Thunberg documentary I Am Greta (Greta) by Nathan Grossman, which premièred in cinemas autumn 2020.