Ung kvinna och ung man i säng
Erik Svedberg-Zelman and Rebecca Plymholt as synth-pop artists Fredrik and Nina in Düsseldorf, Skåne. Photo: Joen Bergenrud

Skateboards, synth pop and Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård voices animated children’s film, Fredrik Gertten makes documentary on social contracts, and 1980s Sweden features in films about synth-pop dreams and skate culture. These are just some of the in total 53 Swedish projects to be granted production funding.

Passage by Levan Akin (And Then We Danced) is a story about love and longing for a place to belong. About the families people make when their biological families let them down. The documentary Born to Fly follows world record pole vaulter Armand Duplantis and his way to the top. An American-Swedish co-production directed by Brennan Robideaux.

Stellan Skarsgård voices Stina Wirsén and Linda Hambäck’s Who is Big? (Vem är stor?, written by Wirsén), a film for a very young audience. The characters are now grown up, with hair under their arms and their own mobile phones. The film is animated by Dockhus, which previously worked on Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s international award-winner The Burden (Min börda).

Düsseldorf, Skåne is set in 1986 and is written and directed by Patrik Blomberg Book. Synth-pop artist Fredrik lives in a southern Swedish village and is going out with like-minded Nina, who has dreams of being a photographer. Fredrik is the singer in a synth-pop band, but his alcoholic parents risk ruining his life. Just before the band’s first gig, everything comes to a head and Fredrik’s life is turned upside-down.

Pushing - from Rättvik to California (Pushing – från Rättvik till Kalifornien) is a skateboarding documentary by Christopher Sanitate, Klas Hjertberg, Katja Uneborg and Robert Gustafsson. In the 1980s, Rättvik became the new California and put the Swedish town on the skateboarding map. Forty years later, the past comes to life and 10-year-old skater Hedda steps into the spotlight.

Norwegian-Swedish co-production Handling the Undead (Hanteringen av odöda) is a horror drama by first-feature director Thea Hvistendahl, with screenplay by Hvistendahl and John Ajvide Lindqvist. The film is set in Oslo over a couple of hot summer days, when the power cuts out, a collective migraine starts spreading and the recently dead come to life. The cast includes Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World) and Bahar Pars.

Documentary Breaking Social by Fredrik Gertten (Push) is about our society’s ideas about social contracts and global patterns of kleptocracy and extractivism. The film recently world premièred at CPH:DOX.

Short film Madden by Malin Ingrid Johansson is aimed at teenagers and tells a story about relating to your herd and about duty versus longing. About high-heeled shoes in cow dung and frightened heavy animal bodies. Malin Ingrid Johansson won an upcoming talent prize in Cannes, and the film recently won Sweden’s biggest short film competition.

Family comedy Håkan Bråkan 2 is the sequel to the spin-off from the popular films about Sune. The film is directed by Ted Kjellsson with screenplay by Thobias Hoffmén and Christoffer Sandler, and has been granted market funding. Håkan Bråkan really wants a pet, but first he has to prove he’s responsible enough. Can he get through a week of Scout camp without causing absolute chaos?

Features

A Pan-African Mission Foto_Mats Hjelm_810.jpgA Pan-African Mission. Photo: Mats Hjelm

A Pan-African Mission
Director Mats Hjelm
Screenplay Mats Hjelm
Producer Hjalmar Palmgren
Funding recipient Palmgren Vision AB / Docster
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Cecilia Lidin
Funding granted 1 430 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A documentary about the social worker Preston in Liberia who is looking for a rich church from the USA to cooperate in social projects. Instead, he finds a poor radical black church from Detroit. However a rich American, Kojo, offers to help Preston but soon proves to promise more than he can deliver.

Apathy
Director Alexandros Avranas
Screenplay Alexandros Avranas, Stavros Pamballis
Producers Olivier Guerpillon, Frida Hallberg
Funding recipient Fox in the snow films AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 2 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Sergej and Natalia are political refugees who come to Sweden with their two daughters, hoping for asylum and a better life. When their application is refused, their youngest daughter slips into a coma, a condition known as resignation syndrome or apathy.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Les Films du Worso, Alejandro Arenas, France

Blix
Director Greta Stocklassa
Screenplay Greta Stocklassa
Producers Mario Adamson, Sergio C. Ayala
Funding recipient Sisyfos Film Production AB *
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Cecilia Lidin
Funding granted 520 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation At the end of his life, the former head of UN weapons inspection in Iraq, Hans Blix, discusses the boundaries of democracy with a young filmmaker. He talks about his duty and personal responsibility in major events that impact the whole world.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: PINK, Radovan Síbrt, Czech Republic

Born to Fly
Director Brennan Robideaux
Screenplay Dylan Williams, Brennan Robideaux
Producer Dylan Williams
Funding recipient Backflip Media AB*
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Cecilia Lidin
Funding granted 480 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A portrayal of pole-vaulter Armand Duplantis’ life and road to the top.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Robideaux Creative LLC, William Ramsey, USA

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Breaking Social
Director Fredrik Gertten
Screenplay Fredrik Gertten
Producer Margrete Jangård
Funding recipient WG Film AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jannik Splidsboel
Funding granted 2 350 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation All societies are based on the idea of the social contract and meritocracy. The reward comes if we study, we work, we pay taxes. It’s lie. BREAKING SOCIAL looks at global patterns of kleptocracy and extractivism. But also about those who fight back.

Daughter of Genghis
Directors Christian Als, Kristoffer Juel Poulsen
Screenplay Knud Brix
Producer Stina Gardell
Funding recipient Mantaray Film AB*
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jannik Splidsboel
Funding granted 600 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Daughter of Genghis is the story of Gerel Byamba, a Mongolian neo-nazi, who hates the Chinese and wants to protect her country from foreign exploitation. Gerel is also a single mother trying to give her son Timüjin care and attention. The film follows Gerel and her son over seven years, and tells an epic tale of a proud nomadic people fighting to forge a path for their culture and identity.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Elk Film, Andreas Dalsgaard, Denmark

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Düsseldorf, Skåne
Director Patrik Blomberg Book
Screenplay Patrik Blomberg Book
Producers Viktoria Blomberg Book, Nicholas Wakeham, Patrik Blomberg Book
Funding recipient Fat City Pictures AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Sohlberg
Funding granted 500 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation The year is 1986. Fredrik and Nina are lovers of synth-pop living in a small village in Skåne, southern Sweden. Fredrik is passionate about his music and Nina has dreams of being a photographer. Fredrik’s synth band is about to play its first gig, while his parents are about to ruin everything. During the most important weekend in Fredrik’s life, everything comes to a head.

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The End
Director Joshua Oppenheimer
Screenplay Joshua Oppenheimer, Rasmus Heisterberg
Producers Martin Persson, Ann Lundberg
Funding recipient Anagram Sverige AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Musical
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 1 600 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A wealthy family survives in a palatial bunker, decades after the world´s ended. A mother, father, and their 20-year-old son, who was born in the bunker and has never seen the outside world. One day a young woman who, having barely survived, manages to get in.
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer. Final Cut for Real, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Denmark


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The Gullspång Miracle (Miraklet i Gullspång)
Director Maria Fredriksson
Screenplay Maria Fredriksson
Producer Ina Holmqvist
Funding recipient Ballad Film AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Anna Weitz
Funding granted 1 900 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation What begins as an eerie story of family reunification transforms into a stranger-than-fiction-mystery.

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Handling the Undead. Photo: Pål Ulvik

Handling the Undead (Hanteringen av odöda)
Director Thea Hvistendahl
Screenplay John Ajvide Lindqvist, Thea Hvistendahl
Producer Lizette Jonjic
Funding recipient Zentropa Sweden AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Mixed
Film commissioner Helen Ahlsson
Funding granted 1 500 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Follows three families, each having a tragic loss. Mahler and his daughter Anna mourn the too early passing of his grandson. Tora says her final goodbye to her wife and a family of four faces a life without a wife and mother.
*Swedish coproduer. Main producer: Einarfilm, Kristin Emblem, Norway

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Hypermoon
Director Mia Engberg
Screenplay Mia Engberg
Producer Tobias Janson
Funding recipient Story AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 3 700 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Director Mia receives a life-changing announcement and begins a journey into her own history. We also follow the astronaut's lonely journey through space and the aging gangster Vincent who makes a surprising find in his basement.

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Knyckertz and the Great Cop Hunt (working title) Familjen Knyckertz och snutjakten
Director Leif Lindblom
Screenplay Anders Sparring
Producers Linus Thorell, Frida Wallman
Funding recipient Unlimited Stories AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Children, age 7-12
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 8 200 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Ture finds out that the family’s dog has actually been stolen, and he faces a dilemma.

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Listen Up (Hør her´a!)
Director Kaveh Tehrani
Screenplay Erlend Loe, Nora Elisabeth Landsrød
Producer Malini Ahlberg
Funding recipient B-Reel Films AB *
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 1 040 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Mahmoud (15) has not applied for a summer job, as he knows people named Mahmoud won’t be called for an interview anyway. He looks forward to quiet days, until Uncle Ji from Pakistan visit them, and little brother Ali (9) entrusts him with a secret
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Motlys, Yngve Sæther, Norway

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Motherland
Directors Hanna Badziaka, Alexander Mihalkovic
Screenplay Hanna Badziaka, Alexander Mihalkovic
Producer Mario Adamson
Funding recipient Sisyfos Film Production AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Anna Weitz
Funding granted 2 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation As Nikita apprehensively enters his military conscription and Svetlana looks for justice after her son’s death in the army, activists rage in the streets of Belarus against state-led violence rooted in dedovshchina, a military practice of cruel abuse.

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Nota Bene
Director Jeroen Pool
Screenplay Jeroen Pool
Producer Antonio Russo Merenda
Funding recipient Ginestra Film AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Juan Pablo Libossart
Funding granted 2 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Just outside the city of Genoa, Italy, lies a vast, monumental cemetery. Alongside its graves, through the arcades and galleries, all kinds of people work and wander. Indeed, for a place that’s all about death, the cemetery is curiously alive.

Of Boys and Men
Director Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen
Screenplay Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen
Producer Martin Persson
Funding recipient Anagram Sverige AB*
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Juan Pablo Libossart
Funding granted 450 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation From the time Anders was 6, he was sexually exploited by his 13-year-old friend, Peter. Today the adult Anders confronts Peter, and the two men engage in a challenging dialogue in which they revisit repressed memories.
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Final Cut for Real, Anne Köhncke, Denmark

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Passage
Director Levan Akin
Screenplay Levan Akin
Producer Mathilde Dedye
Funding recipient French Quarter Film AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 10 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Passage is a story about love and longing for a place to belong. It’s about chosen families, created by people who have no place within their biological families.

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Pushing - from Rättvik to California (Pushing - från Rättvik till Kalifornien)
Directors Christopher Sanitate, Klas Hjertberg, Katja Uneborg, Robert Gustafvsson
Screenplay Christopher Sanitate, Katja Uneborg, Klas Hjertberg, Robert Gustafsson, Stefan Sundlöf
Producers Christopher Sanitate, Katja Uneborg
Funding recipient Bright Images at Work AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Juan Pablo Libossart
Funding granted 1 745 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation In the 80s, Rättvik became the new California and ended up on the world map of skateboarding. 40 years later, the past is brought to life and 10-year-old skateboarder Hedda finds herself in the center of action when she and a new generation of young talented skateboarders take over.

Rome (Rom)
Director Niclas Bendixen
Screenplay Kristian Halken, Niclas Bendixen, Christian Torpe
Producer Erika Wasserman
Funding recipient Gimme a break AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 1 200 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation The feel-good drama Rome tells the story of the 59-year old GERDA, who together with her husband revisits the city of Rome, where she studied fine arts as a young and talented woman. But the shadows of her past reappears in Rome, forcing her to redefine herself and her relationship.
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Motor Productions, Andreas Hjortdal Jesper Morthorst, Denmark

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Rosornas by
Director Hanna Heilborn
Screenplay Hanna Heilborn
Stödmottagande Producer Elin Kamlert
Funding recipient Story AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Mixed
Film commissioner Juan Pablo Libossart
Funding granted 2 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A Roma family and their loving struggle for the rights of their children over the course of six years in an Italy where the winds of fascism are blowing again..

Shangri-la (Paradise Under Construction)
Director Mirka Duijn
Screenplay Mirka Duijn
Producer Klara Björk
Funding recipient Filmkreatörerna AB *
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Anna Weitz
Funding granted 300 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A travelogue through Shangri-La, a fictitious paradise from the classic novel Lost Horizon. Twenty years ago a Tibetan tourist spot in China presented scientific proof that it was the real Shangri-La. In her search for the truth behind the supposed evidence the filmmaker excavates lay-ers of fact and fiction of the area. What words and images have attached themselves to facts? How do stories come into being and how do they shape reality?
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: De Productie, Annemiek van Gorp, René Gossens, Netherland

Sweet Dreams
Director Ena Sendijarević
Screenplay Ena Sendijarević
Producer Erik Hemmendorff
Funding recipient Plattform Produktion AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Madeleine Ekman
Funding granted 1 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A film set in the final tumultuous days on a Dutch sugar plantation in the early 1900s. When Jan, the plantation’s patriarch, dies suddenly, he leaves behind two women: his wife Agathe, and their maid Siti, mother of Jan’s illegitimate son. When the eldest son and his family arrive from Holland to take over the family business, it turns out the illegitimate son is the only heir.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Lemming Film, Erik Glijnis/Leontine Petit, Netherlands

Untitled
Director Gustav Möller
Screenplay Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Producer Eva Åkergren
Funding recipient Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB*
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 1 000 000 SEK
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Nordisk Film Production AS, Lina Flint, Denmark

Untitled
Producer Peter Krupenin
Funding recipient Hob AB
Film commissioner Hanna Lejonqvist
Funding granted 1 300 000 SEK

Untitled
Director Emma Bucht
Screenplay Bengt Braskered, Jonna Bolin-Cullberg
Producer Lena Rehnberg
Funding recipient Stella Nova Film AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Anders Nylander
Funding granted 8 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Is it okay to say no to true love if it’s the wrong time, wrong place and wrong person, or should you simply have the courage to let the unknown in?


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Who is Big? (Vem är stor?)
Director Stina Wirsén, Linda Hambäck
Screenplay Stina Wirsén
Producer Linda Hambäck
Funding recipient Lee Film Stockholm AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Children, age 0-6
Technique Animated
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 4 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation The characters from the Who children’s books: Teddy, Cat, Bird and Rabbit are all grown up now. Grown up and big, with hair under their arms and their own mobile phones. Some have had children, some wish they were somewhere else, and we get to know a new generation of Who animals. Down-to-earth stories with plenty of drama for the very youngest audience.

Öfvre Tensta, stanna eller flytta?
Directors Karin Wegsjö, Nazira Abzalova
Screenplay Karin Wegsjö & Sascha Fülscher
Producer Karin Wegsjö
Funding recipient KW produktion ab
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Cecilia Lidin
Funding granted 1 000 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A film about coming home, but also about losing it. It is about a beautiful Tensta, about Nazira and her family, about neighbours and love, but also about gun threats, shootings, fear and insecurity as society’s functions seem to vanish and many people want to move away. Nazira asks herself: if all the good people move away, who can make a difference? What is our personal responsibility, and what is society’s responsibility?

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Önskeliv
Director Birgitte Staermose
Screenplay Birgitte Staermose
Producer Fredrik Lange
Funding recipient Vilda Bomben Film AB*
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Juan Pablo Libossart
Funding granted 500 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation On the war-torn streets of Pristina in 2009, children sell cigarettes and whisper stories of misery and hope. Ten years later, we meet them as young adults. They’re still fighting for survival and dream of emigrating; only faith offers any meaning or escape.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Magic Hour Films ApS, Lise lense-Möller, Denmark

Short film

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The Ballad (Balladen)
Director Christofer Nilsson
Screenplay Christofer Nilsson
Producer Annegret Kunath
Funding recipient Råttunge Produktion
Film type Fiction
Genre Comedy
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 250 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation In a weak moment, a bitter food delivery person decides to take over one of the luxury homes he’s delivering to, and locks the owners out. A rebellion which leads to an uncomfortable, escalating dance between the classes in modern-day Sweden.

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Black Square Day
Director Michael Bekele
Screenplay Michael Bekele
Producers Jimm Garbis, Hawa Sanneh
Funding recipient Gambio Film AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 350 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Martin and Lukas steps into a café, a place which usually is familiar and safe to them. Due to an earlier encounter, Martin’s subconscious has now occupied this space. Across the room sits Gabriel and Martha, who observes the surreal situation from a distance.

Cupcakes
Director Charissa Martinkauppi
Screenplay Charissa Martinkauppi
Producer Sandra Byström
Funding recipient Kangero Produktion AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Age 13-18
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 400 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation When a girl finds glowing green goo hiding under the sink, she decides to get revenge on her mean teacher. She mixes the green substance into the icing on a cupcake, but the pastry now possesses powers that no one could have imagined.

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Daate dijjien. Photo: Rein Film

Daate dijjien
Director Silja Somby
Screenplay Silja Somby
Producer Oskar Östergren Njajta
Funding recipient Bautafilm AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Experiment
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 200 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation "Daate dijjien" is a story about a Sami man who is brutally robbed of his sacred drum. The drum calls to its rightful owner from inside a museum. The story is told as a spiritual drum journey – created to be shown in 270˚ viewing format.
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Rein Film, Mathis Ståle Mathisen, Norway

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EADNI
Director Liselotte Wajstedt
Screenplay Liselotte Wajstedt
Producers Linn Henriksen, Liselotte Wajstedt
Funding recipient Vaja Filmproductions AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Experiment
Target group Adult
Technique Mixed
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 100 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Mythology, beings, childhood memories and the power of nature. A film about human's relationship to nature. When my aunt tells about the being from the woods named Háldi that lured her out in the woods as a child, she tells it with the same naturalness as you and I are sitting here. Háldi is a part of her woods - sometimes she takes the shape of a tree, or becomes a part of the moss. The children that are being lured along with her become a part of nature. Háldi is a part of the ecosystem, as we all are.
*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Paranord Film, Linn Henriksen, Norway

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Eftersörjare
Director Hanna Högstedt
Screenplay Hanna Högstedt
Producers Lovisa Charlier, Hanna Högstedt
Funding recipient Onoma Productions AB
Film type Fiction
Target group Adult
Technique Mixed
Film commissioner Cecilia Lidin
Funding granted 325 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation “Eftersörjare” is about the ones who are left behind after the death of a small child. In this poetic short film blending live-action with pencil- and charcoal animation, we find the parents of the director ruminating about the time they lost their daughter. Is this the reason why the director herself is so afraid when her second child is born? Is grief hereditary?

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En hjältes död
Director Karin Franz Körlof
Screenplay Karin Franz Körlof
Producers Elin Bennett, Hanna Hannerz-Simå
Funding recipient Nordantill Film
Film type Fiction
Genre Comedy
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 300 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A film adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Pär Lagerkvist’s satirical short story A Hero’s Death, in which a young man is offered a large payment to balance on his head on top of a church steeple, and then fall and die.

The Greenhouse
Director Natalia Blok
Screenplay Natalia Blok
Producer Staffan Julén
Funding recipient Rikstolvan Film AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 200 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation An older man and a young woman are in a passionate relationship. But gradually, we can see something is wrong. He drinks and yells while she teaches feminism to girls online. When the man suddenly dies, it is revealed that he’s her father. What will she do now with her broken life?

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George-Peterland (Gösta Petter-land)
Director Christer Wahlberg
Screenplay Christer Wahlberg, Sebastian Rudolph Jensen
Producer Christer Wahlberg
Funding recipient Intermundos AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Animated
Film commissioner Jannik Splidsboel
Funding granted 450 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Five eight-year-olds founds the imaginary world "George-Peterland". A dreamy forest land with cute chickens, to which you can travel by just closing your eyes. When rules take over the imaginary world, it becomes a nightmare.

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Heart of an Astronaut
Director Jennifer Rainsford
Screenplay Jennifer Rainsford
Producer Costanza Julia Bani
Funding recipient Fasad Production AB
Film type Fiction
Target group Adult
Technique Mixed
Film commissioner Cecilia Lidin
Funding granted 180 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation An astronaut’s heart is at the center of a poetic film following the astronauts’ doctor on Earth and her unique perspective on human spaceflight. It was filmed during the missions of astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti.
On location for Jörgen Hyltes svåger. Photo: Albin Stööp. Edvin Hallberg, Anton Hellström, Ossian Melin, Filip Aladdin working and Fredrik Evers in the background.

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Jörgen Hyltes svåger - on set. Photo: Albin Stööp. In the front Edvin Hallberg, Anton Hellström, Ossian Melin and Filip Aladdin. In the back Fredrik Evers.

Jörgen Hyltes svåger
Director Anton Hellström, Edvin Hallberg
Screenplay Anton Hellström, Edvin Hallberg
Producers Albin Stööp, Axel Danielson
Funding recipient Konstab Film och Teater AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Comedy
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 300 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Jens Bejemyr arrives at his new job and is given a review by security coordinator Pierre Enholt. Then a dinner awaits at the home of the couple Önne and a tombola sets Jens' life in motion. A short film about life's lottery and sailing shoes.

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The Life of JB
Director Staffan Julén
Screenplay Staffan Julén, Johan Löfstedt
Producer Daniel Pynnönen
Funding recipient Picky Pictures AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jannik Splidsboel
Funding granted 250 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation JB has recently been released from San Quentin prison in San Francisco after serving a 30-year sentence. Society has changed a lot since he went inside, and it’s not easy for him to find his place – especially since his jail term and the reason for it are like a weight on his shoulders. When has a person actually atoned for a crime?

Madden
Director Malin Ingrid Johansson
Screenplay Malin Ingrid Johansson
Producers Andrea Gyllenskiöld, Joel Rostmark, Adam Holmström, Victor Lindström
Funding recipient Pineius AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Age 13-18
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 200 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A story about relating to your herd. About duty versus longing. About high-heeled shoes stepping in dung and heavy animal bodies thundering across a Scandinavian landscape.

Massacre of the Innocents
Director SaraKlara Hellström
Screenplay SaraKlara Hellström
Producers Andrea Gyllenskiöld, Adam Holmström, Joel Rostmark
Funding recipient Pineius AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Thriller
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 450 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Massacre of the Innocents is an expressionistic short, which portraits climate anxiety through images of the naked and vulnerable human being. Through the eyes of 7 year old Minou we see humanity for what it is, a mammal in a herd.

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Place the Sun Sets; the West
Director Amin Zouiten
Screenplay Aron Skoog, Amin Zouiten
Producer Claes Hedlund
Funding recipient Plattform Produktion AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 300 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A film that plays out one Friday in Ouarzazate, southern Morocco. A verbal anecdote about a gold robbery leads to the stark, red slopes of the Atlas Mountains, abandoned movie sets, and one of the world’s biggest solar arrays.

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Sarah... Better Than Earth
Director Sherif El-Bendary
Screenplay Sherif El-Bendary
Producer Linda Mutawi
Funding recipient Fikra AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 70 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Radwa, a 20-year-old student living in university accommodation in Cairo, goes to complain to her room-mate Sarah, who has been harassing her. Sarah is nowhere to be found, and when tragedy strikes Radwa has to face her own prejudices.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Les Cigognes Films, Martin Jerome, France

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Sista helgen med Jenny och John.

Sista helgen med Jenny och John (working title)
Director Jimmy Olsson
Screenplay Jimmy Olsson
Producer Karin Lundahl
Funding recipient Wendel och Olsson AB
Film type Fiction
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 400 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation It’s the weekend when dad John and his daughter Jenny travel to Motala where Jenny has a basketball match. It’s the weekend when John gets fired from his job. It’s the weekend when Jenny wants to stop playing basketball and hang out on her own with her friends more. It’s the weekend when everything in John and Jenny’s relationship is about to change. It’s the last weekend with Jenny and John.

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Skitväder
Director Jessica Laurén
Screenplay Jessica Laurén
Producer Sara Sjöö
Funding recipient Saperi Film Sweden AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Animated
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 350 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation It’s been raining for 40 days, and another kitchen renovation is being planned. Grey or green units? Or maybe grey-green? The appliances are late, and reality is flooding into the basement.

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Strings
Director Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira
Screenplay Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira
Producers Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira, Josef Kullengård, Johannes Nyholm
Funding recipient Kvarteret Filmproduktion
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Age 13-18
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 300 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation A game with explosives backfires and we are thrown back in time into a crucial year in a group of young people’s lives. Strings is a tender yet humorous everyday poetic depiction of young people on a collision course with an alienated adult world.

Torn
Director Jahfar Muataz
Screenplay Jahfar Muataz, Frederik Rye
Producer Lina Birk
Funding recipient Carbs Collective AB *
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 150 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation 14-year-old Malik feels like an outsider in Sweden after his family flees there from Iraq. In Sweden, Malik gets bullied at school, gets into fights, and is misunderstood by his headteacher. When Saddam Hussein is captured by American forces, the family decides to move back to Iraq, which makes Malik happy as he can now feel more like he belongs. But soon after arriving, Malik experiences the same kind of foreignness as he did in Sweden. Everyone dresses, speaks and acts differently, and suddenly Malik feels like an outsider again. This prompts the question: What is home? How does it feel and what does it mean to belong

Zange
Director Iris Baglanea
Screenplay Iris Baglanea
Producer Anders Wilhelmsson
Funding recipient Menado AB*
Film type Fiction
Genre Drama
Target group AGE 7-12
Technique Live action
Film commissioner Jenny Gilbertsson
Funding granted 100 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Ektoras and his sister Eleni play and explore in the march surrounding their home, unaware of their father’s terminal illness. The pregnant mother tries to prepare her children for the changes soon facing the family.

*Swedish coproducer. Main producer: Playground Films, Kostas Sfakianakis, Greece

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Återsådd. Photo: Emanu Garnheim

Återsådd
Director Emanu Garnheim
Screenplay Emanu Garnheim
Producer Anders Wilhelmsson
Funding recipient Menado AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Science Fiction
Target group Adult
Technique Animated
Film commissioner Ami Ekström
Funding granted 350 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation The traveller tries to create life on a lifeless planet, but it seems life is only possible by making the ultimate sacrifice.

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Ögonhöjd
Director Charlotte Rodenstedt
Screenplay Charlotte Rodenstedt, Sara Granér
Producer Victor Lind Bergström
Funding recipient Bloody Honey AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Age 13-18
Technique Mixed
Film commissioner Jan Vierth
Funding granted 395 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Through cartoonist Sara Graner's satirical perspective, we reflect on the eyes and gaze. Combining humor and facts, we discover how our body and subconscious work together to give us a new insight into what is happening within us.

Market funding

Håkan Bråkan 2
Director Ted Kjellsson
Screenplay Thobias Hoffmén, Christoffer Sandler
Producer Malin Söderlund
Funding recipient Unlimited Stories AB
Film type Fiction
Genre Comedy
Target group Children, age 7-12
Technique Live action
Funding granted 6 500 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation Håkan Bråkan really wants a pet, but first he has to prove he’s responsible enough. Can Håkan get through a week of Scout camp without causing absolute chaos? Especially with thieves and a treasure map around.

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The King (Kungen)
Director Karin af Klintberg
Screenplay Karin af Klintberg
Producers Karin af Klintberg, Stina Gardell, Petra Måhl
Funding recipient Af Nexiko AB
Film type Documentary
Target group Adult
Technique Live action
Funding granted 1 600 000 SEK
Production company’s presentation About the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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