International Department
En bild ur Pleasure film
Still from Ninja Thyberg's feature debut Pleasure

Swedish Film: Marché du Film 2020

Welcome to the world of Swedish films!

On this page you will be able to contact staff members of the Swedish Film Institute in order to arrange meetings during the online version of Marché du Film.

You will also find the new version of our catalogue Swedish Film in ISSUU format as well as information on webinars co-produced by the Swedish Film Institute and useful links.

 

Swedish Films Catalogue

Swedish Film is our catalogue that we release three times a year in connection with some of the major festivals. Swedish Film is an important way for us to inform an international audience about new and upcoming films ready to hit international festivals and markets.

Swedish Film: #2 2020 as published on ISSUU

Swedish Film: #2 2020 (PDF File)

 

Webinars

The Swedish Film Institute are co-hosting six webinars during the Marché du Film. Creating the New Normal is part of the official Marché programme and together with the Danish Film Institute, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Icelandic Film Centre and the Norwegian Film Institute we are hosting five exciting webinars on pandemic production, new ways to make your film production more sustainable, innovative approaches to reach audiences, Nordic genre talents and how to move on to your first feature, all moderated by Wendy Mitchell.

To register for a webinar please click the register button. Please note that you do not have to have an MDF accreditation to register.

 

Contact/Book a meeting

We will be happy to meet with you during the market days!
Please send an e-mail to the person with whom you want to book an online meeting (Zoom).

Please drop by and say hi June 22 – 26 from 10 – 12. Apart from that meetings by appointment only. The adress to our Swedish Film Institute reception desk is https://zoom.us/j/96947995763.

 

Webinars at Marché du Film 2020

To register for a webinar please click the register button. Please note that you do not have to have an MDF accreditation to register.

List of webinars

Creating the new normal: intersectionality in the film industry

The panel will discuss paths toward an inclusive future for the film industry, where the creativity and business acumen of all its stakeholders is fully realized, without prejudice and bias. Panelists will weigh in on the state of the industry, talk about creative ways to move forward in the rapidly changing cultural and entrepreneurial landscape, and follow up on the progress of the 50/50 by 2020 movement.

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Date
Monday, June 22 (18:00 – 19:00 CET)

Panelists
  
From left to right
- Anna Serner (CEO, Swedish Film Institute)
- Emilia Roig (Founder and Executive Director, Center for Intersectional Justice)
- Franklin Leonard (CEO, The Black List)

Location (click on links below to be directed)
Marché du Film 
YouTube

The event will be broadcast for market badge holders on Marché du Film Online. Highlighting the Marché du Film’s ambition to contribute to change in the industry, the event will also be available on the Marché du Film’s YouTube channel, where it will be free and open to the public.


Moderator
Kaleem Aftab, journalist


The following five webinars are arranged by Scandinavian Films, the umbrella organization for all Nordic film institutes. To register for a webinar please click the register button.

Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics

In the midst of the Coronavirus global pandemic, film and TV productions restarted (safely) earlier in the Nordics than the rest of the world. Learn from directors and producers how their shoots have resumed safely, as they discuss case studies of how exactly they have met the challenge of new health, safety and social distancing measures, as well as new insurance and financing challenges.

Date
Monday, June 22 (15.00 - 16.00 CET)

Panelists
- Aage Aaberge, producer, Nordisk Film (Norway)
- Nina Laurio, producer and partner, Dionysos Films (Finland)
- Lars Bredo Rahbek, Head of Production, SF Studios Denmark and now shooting "Margrete - Queen of The North" (Denmark)
- Kristinn Thordarson, Head of Production, Truenorth (Iceland)
- Sara Young, writer/director, "Most Unwanted" (Sweden)

Moderator
Wendy Mitchell

Going Green

The film industry shares the globe’s growing concern about sustainability. There are many positive steps that film productions and the film ecosystem can take to make themselves more ‘green.’ Hear from Nordic Scandinavian experts about practical suggestions and new ways of thinking to make your business and your films more sustainable.

Date
Tuesday, June 23 (10:00-11:00 CET)

Panelists
- Ronny Fritsche, Film i Väst (Sweden)
- Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir, director, THE DEPOSIT (Iceland)
- Anne Ahn Lund, Jordnaer Creative (Denmark)
- Mads Astrup Rønning, Founder and Creative Director at Babusjka & Founder of Green Producers Club (Norway)
- Saara Saarela, director, "Memory of Water" (Finland)
- Mikael Svensson, Film Commissioner, Southern Sweden Film Commission (Sweden)

Moderator
Wendy Mitchell

Reaching Audiences in 2020 and Beyond

Learn how Nordic distributors and exhibitors are adapting to the unprecedented times of 2020 both with cinema and VOD releases. What innovative approaches are helping films reach audiences, and how will distribution and exhibition adapt even when the world gets ”back to normal.” Experts from across the Nordics will present case studies from their own countries, offering lessons learned and ideas about the future.

Date
Wednesday, June 24 (14:00-15:00 CET)

Panelists
- Ditte Daubjerg Christensen, Managing Director, Øst for Paradis (Denmark)
- Peter Fornstam, CEO, Svenska Bio (Sweden) 
- Truls Foss, Head of Programme Cinema, VEGA Scene (Norway)
- Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director, Goteborg Film Festival (Sweden)
- Mika Siltala, CEO, Cinema Mondo (Finland)
- Hrönn Sveinsdóttir, Managing Director, Bio Paradis, (Iceland)

Moderator
Wendy Mitchell

Fresh Flesh: The Rising Nordic Genre Talents

Meet the new voices in Nordic genre filmmaking. We talk to rising genre talents about their upcoming projects, and also about trends in genre filmmaking. How are they exploring new ideas with genre and what’s so special about genre storytelling in the Nordics?

Date
Thursday, June 25 (17:00-18:00 CET)

Panelists
- Hanna Bergholm, writer/director, "The Hatching" (Finland)
- Emma Broström, writer, "Knocking" (Sweden)
- Kjersti Helen Rasmussen, writer/director, "The Nightmare" (Norway)
- Marc Fussing Rosbach, director, "Tarratta Nunaanni" (Greenland)
- Sissel Dalgaard Thomsen, writer, "Breeder" (Denmark)
- Marteinn Thorsson, writer/director, "Recurrence" (Iceland)

Moderator
Wendy Mitchell

Getting your first feature off the ground

You’ve made great shorts, TV episodes, webseries or commercials, but want to take your career to the next level. Does it feel impossible to make that big leap to your first feature film? Filmmakers from across the Nordics discuss how they have moved onto their debut feature, and what they learned on their journey. 

Date
Friday, June 26 (10:00-11:00 CET)

Panelists
- Khadar Ahmed, writer/director, "Gravedigger" (Finland)
- Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, writer/director, "Clara Sola" (Sweden)
- Erika Calmeyer, writer/director, "Storm" (Norway)
- Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, writer/director, "Quake" (Iceland)
- Lisa Jespersen, writer/director, "Persona Non Grata" (Denmark)
- Ninja Thyberg, writer/director, "Pleasure" (Sweden)

Moderator
Wendy Mitchell

Contacts/Book a meeting

Below you can find the list of contacts which is divided into three segments:

  • International Department
  • Commissioning Editors
  • Creative Europa MEDIA Desk

International Department

SteffenAndersen-Moller

Steffen Andersen-Moller

Head of Department

Phone: +46 8 665 11 49

steffen.andersen-moller@filminstitutet.se

Petter Mattsson

Petter Mattsson

Festival Manager, Feature Films

Phone: +46 8 665 11 34

petter.mattsson@filminstitutet.se

Tsappos Theo

Theo Tsappos

Festival Manager, Feature Films

Phone: +46 8 665 11 33

theo.tsappos@filminstitutet.se

Sara Ruster

Sara Rüster

Festival Manager, Docs and Shorts

Phone: +46 8 665 11 41

sara.ruster@filminstitutet.se

Jing Haase

Jing Haase

Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs

Phone: +46 8 665 11 43

jing.haase@filminstitutet.se

Josefina Mothander

Josefina Mothander

Festival Manager, Shorts and Docs

Phone: +46 8 665 12 67

josefina.mothander@filminstitutet.se

Commissioning Editors

Helen Ahlsson

Helen Ahlsson

Film Commissioner Moving Sweden

Phone: +46 8 665 12 26

Mobile: +46 70 482 08 52

helen.ahlsson@sfi.se

Madeleine Ekman

Madeleine Ekman

Film Commissioner, Feature Film

Mobile: +46 70 225 15 05

madeleine.ekman@sfi.se

Klara Grunning

Klara Grunning

Film Commissioner, Documentary Film

Phone: +46 8 665 11 36

Mobile: +46 70 788 59 30

klara.grunning@sfi.se

Lina Norberg Johansson

Lina Johansson Norberg

Head of Talent/Intl. co-productions

Phone: +46 8 665 12 27

Mobile: +46 70 251 91 72

lina.norberg@sfi.se

Creative Europe Desk MEDIA

Dominic Chennaya

Dominic Chennaya

Communications Officer

Phone: +46 8 665 1207

Mobile: +46 70 296 84 04

dominic.chennaya@sfi.se

Please also take time to visit our Nordic Colleagues

Danish Film Institute

Danish Film Institute

https://www.dfi.dk/en

Norwegian Film Institute

Norwegian Film Institute

https://www.nfi.no/eng

Icelandic Film Centre

Icelandic Film Centre

http://www.icelandicfilmcentre.is/

Finnish Film Foundation

Finnish Film Foundation

https://www.ses.fi/en/

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