2016-01-28

 

Jimmy is an experienced adventurer born and raised in the north of Sweden. Like many Swedes he has travelled the world in search of new adventures. Now he has finally decided to do an adventure just a short drive from home, to show his friends what Sweden has to offer.

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2016-01-26

Nuclear Neigbour is having its worldpremière on Doc Point festival i Helsinki the 29th of January!

Genre: Documentary
Length: Est. 72 min.
Writer/Director: Fredrik Oskarsson
Developed from the idea of Ragnar Granstrand
Producer: Fredrik Oskarsson, co-producer John Arvid Berger JAB-film
Company: Bautafilm
Development funding: SVT, Nordnorskt Filmcenter, Filmpool Nord, Film i Västerbotten..

Hanna lives a peaceful life with her husband and three children at the countryside in the north of Finland. But their lives change dramatically when a power company wants to build a nuclear powerplant close to their home. The plant is to be built on the coast of the Bothnian bay in the last nuclear free part of Europe and the decision is taken only seven months after the Fukushima accident. Hanna refuses to accept these plans and decides to do everything she can to stop the power plant from being built. She works hard with enthusiasm and commitment in court cases, in the media and going door to door to try and organize the local people against the power plant. She finds that behind the project stands E­ON, one of the worlds largest power company backed up by Finnish industry with a strong political support. It turns out that Hanna and her family is in the crossing point of a very grand game where the future of the whole nuclear industry is at stake. It is an uncertain game, but one year after the plans for building a power plant were announced it seems like Hanna has a great chance of succeeding in her task of stopping it. Then, Russian Federation national nuclear corporation Rosatom enter the picture…

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2015-12-15

Filmpool North’s filmstudio is moving from Luleå to Boden. The reason is that there will be built homes at Kronan.

 

Boden Science Park Fastigheter AB, a subsidiary of Boden Development AB, in December acquired the neighboring property “Golf Center”. The property’s first tenant is Filmpool North.

 

The move will be gradual and is expected to be fully completed in the first half of 2017.

 

– Sävast will be a perfect location for our filmstudio when we can no longer remain on Kronan in Lulea, because of residential expansion, says Susann Jonsson, CEO Filmpool North.

 

– The golfhall has the ceiling-height required and ancillary rooms for visiting film crews, actors, studios etc. Moreover, the situation between Boden and Luleå, the service that is available in the business park and the short transport to the  airport are great benefits. Filmpool Nord’s own office remains in Lulea.

 

Erik Svensson, CEO of Boden Development Corporation welcomes the establishment Boden Business Park;

 

– The agreement with Filmpool North feels fantastic. It is in our line of development through a mix of creative industries, entrepreneurship and new technologies to create an arena for innovation and development in the forefront here in Boden. Filmpool Nord has the capacity and expertise to add further value to the arena.

 

Boden councilor Inge Andersson (s) are very happy;

 

– Boden have got a long and strong history in culture and that Filmpool North chooses to establish itself in the municipality is naturally very funny. They fulfill an important function for the whole region and I am sure that the good work they have done over the years continues. They should feel welcome.

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2015-11-20


Tamara Shuskos documentary Apples on the wall has got its worldpremière in Murmansk on the Northern character film&tv festival 26-28 november
The story is about Kirsten Basma Eriksson, who was born in the Norwegian town Kirkenes. 70 years ago she experienced what it means to be a refugee child.

Scriptwriter, director, cameraman – Tamara Sushko
Sound producer – Christoffer Demby

Read more about the festival here

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2015-10-30

 

Film Institute launches with Filmpool Nord, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Film Väst and Film in Skåne initiative “It’s Alive!” looking for short horror film project that surprises, takes genre film forward and not least scare their viewers properly. The initiative welcomes proposals from both established and less established filmmakers from across the country, and the application deadline is 1 February 2016.

– We want to be frightened, we want to get really frightened, and we would like horror movies that breathes present and future. We also know that genre films traditionally attracts more male filmmakers, and we would therefore like to point out that we really expect that even many female directors are looking for, says Film Institute’s short film consultant Andreas Fock.

Application lock opens on 30 October, the application deadline is February 1, 2016. “It’s Alive” addressed to both established and less established filmmakers.

Equality and representation is weighed in the selection. “It’s Alive” has funding for five films that are supposed to be a maximum of five minutes each. The four productioncentres co-producing the respective films, and the fifth project can come from other parts of the country. Film Institute provides production support to all five films.

– Most people we spoke with in the production, financing and screening of the short film agree with us about two things: that there is a general lack of interesting genre films, and that they want to see more really short shorts. Now we kill two birds with one stone, said those responsible for the “It’s Alive!”-Hanna Sohlberg (Film i Skåne), Ami Ekström (Film Väst), Beata Mannheimer (Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen), Katja Härkönen (Filmpool Nord) and Andreas Fock.

Application Information: The application form can be found via the link further down the page, and you’re looking through a production aid application to the short film consultant Andreas Fock. Click in the “It’s Alive!” and which production center you want to co-produce with. Application documents sent by mail in two copies to the Film Institute.  Amount of support: 250 000 SEK per film to the four films co-produced by produktionscentrerna. (175 000 SEK in production funding from the Film Institute + 75 000 SEK in co-production effort from the production center, and at least 75 000 SEK in own contribution). Least sole proprietorship, based in the selected region.  The fifth project can come from other parts of the country. Even here 175 000 SEK in production funding from the Film Institute. Regional backing encouraged.

http://www.filminstitutet.se/itsalive

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2015-06-18

Beata Gårdelers drama Flocking took home the award World Fiction Award at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival.
The film is about a young girl who accuses a young boy in school for rape and how her schoolmates and the adult world turns against her when she reported him to the police.
“I am extremely happy that my film gets World Fiction Award. Reactions to the film festival shows that the film takes up a problem and a pattern of events that has high recognition rate even here in the US, “says director Beata Gårdeler.
Flocking is produced 2aFilm in co-production with Filmpool North, Movies west, Chimney and Film farm and with the support of the Swedish Film Institute, Magdalena Jangard.
“It means a lot to us that the flock has been so well received in LA. The story is unfortunately not an isolated event. The same pattern repeats itself constantly all over the world, “says the film’s producers Annika Hellström and Agneta Fagerström-Olsson.
The film’s screenplay was written by Emma Broström and the roles play Fatime Azemi, John Risto, Eva Melander, Henrik Dorsin, James Öhrman and Malin Levanon and others.
Flocking is released in autumn 2015

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2015-04-23

The filming of the children’s film, based on the book by Pija Lindenbaum, has started in Studio Kronan in Luleå. The filming will finish at the end of May and will have its premiere in 2016, distributed by AB Svensk Filmindustri (SE & ROW) and Twinfilms (Benelux).

 

Director’s are Catti Edfeldt and Lena Hanno Clyne, who also wrote the script. In the roles we see first time actors, Astrid Lövgren (Siv) and Lilly Brown (Cerisia), in the lead roles, Henrik Gustafsson (Siv’s father, Nils), Sofia Ledarp (Cerisia’s mother, Alva), Valter Skarsgård (Cerisia’s brother, Elme) and Dutch actors Barry Atsma (Cerisia’s father, Bastiaan) and Annemarie Prins (Cerisia’s grand mother).

 

Most things seem very strange when Siv, 7, for the first time sleeps over at her new friend Cerisia’s. In a home that is very different to her own, Siv finds it strange and weird. With the help of two talkative and funny badger friends, who appear in the middle of the night, she has some wonderful adventures that help her embrace differences and find herself.

 

– Internationally Swedish children’s films are something that we are know to put time and a lot of thought to, and it feels like an honor to take on a modern, Swedish story and produce a film along the same lines. Pija’s story about Siv is well know to many Swedish children and parents, but we have added additional imagination, characters and visual effects that we hope to create the film into a new favourite among the Swedish and international audicence, says the producer of the film, Petter Lindblad.

 

SIV SLEEPS ASTRAY is produced by Snowcloud Films AB in collaboration with Gilda Film AB, Saperi Film Sweden AB, in co-production with Dutch Viking Film BV, Sveriges Television AB, Filmpool Nord AB, with support from the Swedish Film Institute, film commissioner Magdalena Jangard, Netherlands Film Fond and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Distribution: AB Svensk Filmindustri and Twinfilm.

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2015-03-13

The short film CYKLISTEN by Aarne Norberg has won the Venus award for Human Values at the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 2015, November 28th.

 

Cyklisten (The Bicycle Man) is produced by Periferia Productions (Finland) with producers Markku Flink and Merja Ritola in co-production with Giraff Film (Sweden) with Anna Björk and Emma Karlsson as producers and with Filmpool Nord (Sweden). The film is written by Kenneth Taavo (Sweden). Cyklisten is filmed in the Torne River Valley in the Swedish Lapland.

 

The 41st edition of the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival ended with success. More than 16,500 viewers enjoyed the best international and Catalan short films in Badalona, province of Barcelona. The official selection consisted of 255 short films from 48 different countries. These films were selected from over 4.500 submissions.

 

Cyklisten is a short film about “faith, hope and cycling”. – On an ordinary Saturday morning Hanna wakes up feeling emptiness in her heart. Fed up with her life she leaves to take her thirteen-year-old son Janne to the football training. On the way there, however, they suffer a terrible accident. And then in the darkest moment of grief the Bicycle Man comes up and something unexplainable happens.

 

The main cast of Cyklisten includes Mervi Jaako, Linus Oscarsson, Jusufi Gazmend and Markku Köngäs. The creative crew consists of cinematographer Timo Heinänen (FSC), production designer  Kaisa Mäkinen, costume designer Eeva Iiramo, editor Harri Ylönen and sound designer Svante Colérus.

 

The film is financed by AVEK, The Finnish Film Foundation, The Swedish Film Institute and Förening Konstsamfundet in association with Finnish Broadcasting Company –Yleisradio / Svenska YLE.

 

http://www.festivalfilmets.cat/en/

http://www.facebook.com/cyklistenfilm
Trailer: http://youtu.be/CAW0o7yomfo

 

Contacts:

 

PRODUCER                                                                                       DIRECTOR
Markku Flink                                                                 Mr. Aarne Norberg
Periferia Productions Oy                                               Phone +358 50 565 8900
Phone: +358 40 5166 504                                              E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]                       Website: www.aarnenorberg.com
Website: www.periferiaproductions.fi

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2015-02-13

Beata Gårdelers film Flocking (Flocken) won Crystal Bear for the Best Film at Berlinale. Flocking is shooted in Harads, the Northern  Sweden and produced by Agneta Fagerström-Olsson and Annika Hellström at 2afilm AB. Filmpool Nord is the biggest co-producer for  the film. The Swedish release will be during the autumn 2015.

 

The members of the Youth Jury in Generation 14plus 2015 are Leila Albrecht, Jan Hendrik Blanke, Alina Neichel, Maya Viola Oppitz, Lotta Schwerk , David Siegmund-Schultze and Fabian Volkers. The Jury’s motivation:

 

Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Flocken (Flocking)
by Beata Gårdeler, Sweden 2015

 

 

“The film which struck us the most was one which succeeds in continuously maintaining its oppressive atmosphere. This film gives us a precise and intense experience of the mechanisms of progressive social exclusion, triggered by an accusation. It excels in its portrayal of the role of social networks, where anonymity can lead to the unchecked build-up of aggression. A great cast, gripping dialog and unexpected developments combine to create an extraordinary work.”

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2015-01-26

Sverrir Gudnason got Guldbagge Award (Sweden’s national film award) as Best Actor in a Leading Role  for the role as Kristian in Blowfly Park (Flugparken). Blowfyl Park (Flugparken) is produced by Garagefilm International and co-produced by Filmpool Nord. Blowfyl Park (Flugparken) is shooted in the North of Sweden, in Luleå and Boden. It tells about Kristian, who is apparently nice and gentle, but when his best friend Alex disappears after a night together, everything changes.

 

 

The winners at the Guldbagge Awards 2015 are:

 

 

Best Film
Force majeure / Turist
Producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson and Philippe Bober

 

 

Best Director
Ruben Östlund
for Force majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Saga Becker
for her role as Sebastian/ Ellie in Something Must Break / Nånting måste gå sönder

 

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sverrir Gudnason
for his role as Kristian in Blowfly Park / Flugparken

 

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anita Wall for her role as Frida in Home / Hemma

 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kristofer Hivju
for his role as Mats in Force majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Screenplay
Ruben Östlund
for his script for Force majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Cinematography
Fredrik Wenzel
for his cinematography in Force majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Editing
Jacob Secher Schulsinger and Ruben Östlund
for editing Force majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Costume
Cilla Rörby
for the costumes in Gentlemen

 

 

Best Sound
Andreas Franck
for the sound in The Quiet Roar

 

 

Best Makeup
Anna-Carin Lock and Anja Dahl
for makeup in Gentlemen

 

 

Best Music
Mattias Bärjed and Jonas Kullhammar
for the music in Gentlemen

 

 

Best Set Design
Ulf Jonsson, Nicklas Nilsson, Sandra Parment, Isabel Sjöstrand and Julia Tegström
for the set design in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron

 

 

Best Foreign Language Film
Deux jours, une nuit / Två dagar, en natt
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

 

 

Best Short Film
Still Born
Director: Åsa Sandzén

 

 

Best Documentary Film
Concerning Violence / Om våld
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson

 

 

Best Achievement
Mats Holmgren

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Liv Ullmann

 

 

Gullspira
Rose-Marie Strand, Folkets Bio

 

 

The Audience Award
The Last Chance / Micke & Veronica, producer: Lena Rehnberg

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2015-01-08

Blowfly Park (Flugparken) got two nominations for the 2014 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film awards: Sverrir Gudnason as Best Actor in a Leading Role  for the role as Kristian and Peter Andersson as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Berndt in Blowfly Park (Flugparken). Blowfyl Park (Flugparken) is produced by Garagefilm International and co-produced by Filmpool Nord. Blowfyl Park (Flugparken) is shooted in the North of Sweden, in Luleå and Boden. It tells about Kristian, who is apparently nice and gentle, but when his best friend Alex disappears after a night together, everything changes.

 

The Guldbagge Awards ceremony will be held 26 January 2015 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) will be broadcasting the event live.

 

 

With 13 nominations, Gentlemen, the adaption of the novel by Klas Östergren, has become one of the most nominated film in the Guldbagge history. Mikael Marcimain’s film leads the race, followed by Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure (Turist) with 10 nominations, and 7 nominations for the Golden Lion winner A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron) by Roy Andersson.

 

 

Best Film
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Producer: Pernilla Sandström
Force Majeure / Turist
Producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober
Gentlemen
Producers: Fredrik Heinig, Mattias Nohrborg, Johannes Åhlund

 

 
Best Short Film
But You Are a Dog
Director: Malin Erixon
Min vän Lage
Director: Eva Lindström
Still Born
Director: Åsa Sandzén

 

 

 

Best Documentary Film
Apt.+Car+All I Have and Own / Lgh+bil+allt jag har och äger
Director: Clara Bodén
Om våld / Concerning Violence
Director:  Göran Hugo Olsson
In the Country / Ute på landet
Director:  Anders Jedenfors

 

 

 

Best Director
Roy Andersson
for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Mikael Marcimain
for Gentlemen
Ruben Östlund
for Force Majeure / Turist

 

 

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Saga Becker
for the role as Sebastian/Ellie in Something must break / Nånting måste gå sönder
Lisa Loven Kongsli
for the role as Ebba in Force Majeure / Turist
Vera Vitali
for the role as Malin in My So-Called Father / Min så kallade pappa

 

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Johannes Bah Kuhnke
for the role as Tomas in Force Majeure / Turist
David Dencik
for the role as Henry Morgan in Gentlemen
Sverrir Gudnason
for the role as Kristian in Blowfly Park / Flugparken

 

 

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Fanni Metelius
for the role as Fanny in Force Majeure / Turist
Ruth Vega Fernandez
for the role as Maud in Gentlemen
Anita Wall
for the role as Frida in Home / Hemma

 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Peter Andersson
for his role as Berndt in Blowfly Park / Flugparken
Sverrir Gudnason
for his role as Sture Åkerberg in Gentlemen
Kristofer Hivju
for his role as Mats in Force Majeure / Turist

 

 

 

Best Screenplay
Ester Martin Bergsmark and Eli Levén
for the manuscript to Something must break / Nånting måste gå sönder
Klas Östergren
for the manuscript to Gentlemen
Ruben Östlund
for the manuscript to Force Majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Cinematography
Jallo Faber
for the photography in Gentlemen
Fredrik Wenzel
for the photography in The Quiet Roar
Fredrik Wenzel
for the photography in Force Majeure / Turist

 

 

 

Best Editing
Kristofer Nordin
for the editing of Gentlemen
Jacob Secher Shulsinger and Ruben Östlund
for the editing of Force Majeure / Turist
Alexandra Strauss
for the editing of A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron

 

 

 

Best Costume
Kicki Ilander
for the costumes in The Wizard’s Daughter / Tjuvarnas jul – Trollkarlens dotter
Cilla Rörby
for the costumes in i Gentlemen
Julia Tegström
for the costumes in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron

 

 

 

Best Sound
Hugo Ekornes and Per Nyström
for the sound in Gentlemen
Andreas Franck
for the sound in The Quiet Roar
Andreas Franck, Erlend Hostad och Gisle Tveito
for the sound in Force Majeure / Turist

 

 

Best Makeup
Susanna Rafstedt
for mask/make-up in The Wizard’s Daughter / Tjuvarnas jul – Trollkarlens dotter
Linda Sandberg
for mask/make-up in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Anna Carin Lock och Anja Dahl
for mask/make-up in Gentlemen

 

 

 

Best Music
Hani Jazzar and Gorm Sundberg
for the music in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Mattias Bärjed och Jonas Kullhammar
for the music in Gentlemen
Erik Enocksson
for the music in The Quiet Roar

 

 

Best Set Design
Ulf Jonsson, Nicklas Nilsson, Sandra Parment, Isabel Sjöstrand and Julia Tegström
for the scenography in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Pelle Magnestam
for the scenography in The Wizard’s Daughter / Tjuvarnas jul – Trollkarlens dotter
Linda Janson
for the scenography in Gentlemen

 

 

 

Best Foreign Language Film
Boyhood
Director: Richard Linklater
Ida
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Two Days, One Night / Deux Jours, Une Nuit
Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

 

 

 

More awards at the ceremony
The Award of honour will be presented, as well as the Gullspira (for extraordinary contributions in films for children) and The Audience Award.

 

 

Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

 

 

Follow the Guldbagge Awards:
Bios, fun facts and more at www.guldbaggen.se
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Guldbaggen
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Guldbaggen

 

 

During the weekend of February 20th to 22rd, we let the movie fans see, or see again, all Guldbagge-nominated films at the cinema. The tour takes place at Filmhuset in Stockholm, tickets are free and will be released along with the program on January 12th at guldbaggen.se.

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2014-12-18

ILLUSTRATION: PER ÅHLIN

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2014-12-15


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2014-12-03

Sverrir Gudnason won Best Actor Award for his role as Kristian in Flugparken (Blowfly Park) at Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Flugparken tells about Kristian, who is apparently nice and gentle, but when his best friend Alex disappears after a night together, everything changes.

 

The film is directed by Jens Östberg and produced by Garagefilm International. Flugparken is shooted in the North of Sweden, in Luleå and Boden. Filmpool Nord is a co-producer.

 

For more information: http://www.garagefilm.se/productions/blowfly-park/

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2014-12-01

Gunilla Bresky ‘s documentary I stop Time won Grand Prix Award at  Northern Character Film & TV Festival in Murmansk. I Stop Time tells about Russian cinematographer Vladislav Mikosha. Several directors from the North of Sweden won awards in Murmansk: Valentina Svensson for her short film Amer´s Love (Amers kärlek) and Maj Lis Skatlje for the documentary Jojk.

 

 

 

photo: Tamara Souchko

 

 

 

NORTHERN CHARACTER 2014

GRAND PRIX OF THE FESTIVAL to the film “I Stop Time” (BOB FILM, Sweden)

Scriptwriter – Vladislav Mikosha
Director – Gunilla Bresky
Cameramen – Vladislav Mikosha, Gunnar Källström, Igor Voronin
Sound producer – Mikael Brodin
Narrator – Gemma Firsova-Mikosha

 

IN  “DOCUMENTARY” CATEGORY

The winner is “Instrument of Himmler” (Illume Ltd, Finland)
Scriptwriter, director – Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen
Cameraman – Pekka Uotila

 

 

First diploma – “Yoik Fever” (Ellen Lundby Film & Media, Norway)
Scriptwriter, director – Ellen- Astri Lundby
Cameramen – Bård Grape, Ken Are Bongo, Beate Bursta and more
Sound producer – Håkon Lydhodene A/S
Narrator – Ylva Soriano Lundby

 

 

Second diploma – “The Voice of Sokurov” (Illume Ltd, Finland)

Scriptwriter, director – Leena Kilpeläinen

Cameraman – Leena Kilpeläinen, Aleksander Burov

Sound producer – Harmo Kallaste

 

 

Third diploma- “Babushka. A Life-long Journey” (Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, Russia)

Scriptwriter – Alexander Tarasov, Darina Rodionova

Director – Alexander Tarasov

Cameraman – Darina Rodionova

Sound producer – Nikolay Ishkhanov

 

 

IN “TV PROGRAM” CATEGORY

The winner is “Cold Road” (NRK Troms, Norway)

Scriptwriter – Hans Chr. Storrosten

Director – Mari Bjornsdatter Knudsen

Cameramen – Tor E. Mathisen, Kare Inderberg, Harald Albrigtsen, Jan Benholt

Sound producer – Nils Petter Christensen

Narrator – Morten Kraemer

 

 

First diploma – “13 Shadows of the War” («North-West Broadcasting», Russia)

Scriptwriter, director – Petr Shirobokov

Cameramen – Alexander Sanitskiy, Alexander Lyubitelev

Editing – Vasiliy Yakovlev

Second diploma-“Ice Hell. War in the North” (GTRK Murman, Russia)

Scriptwriter – Svetlana Demeneva

Director – Sergey Askerov

 

 

 

Third diploma- “Torch in the Ice” (“Northern city” Media Company, Russia)

Scriptwriter – Egor Tulnovskiy

Director, cameraman, sound producer – Artem Smirnov

Narrator – Egor Tulnovskiy

 

 

 

IN “CULTURE PROGRAM” CATEGORY

The winner is “Marina Vyalkova. Let the Goodness Be!“ (Private company “Studio of the historical film “Faraon” & Nikolay Makarov, Russia)

Scriptwriter, director, cameraman – Nikolay Makarov

Sound producer – Vitaliy Alshanov

 

 

 

First diploma – “Juoigan – Yoik” (Maj Lis Skaltje, Sweden)

Scriptwriter, director, narrator – Maj Lis Skaltje

Cameramen – Gunnar Kjällström / Erik Vallsten

Sound producers – Mikael Brodin, LjudBang AB

 

 

 

Second diploma- “Saint Tryphon of Pechenga” (The City Information and Expertise Centre of Educators of Murmansk, Russia)

Scriptwriters – Alexandra Solovyova, Vera Kolycheva, Yulia Shapova

Directors – Alexandra Solovyova, Vyacheslav Zheleznyak

Cameramen –  Vyacheslav Zheleznyak, Andrey Koval, Andrey Penechko

Sound producer, computer graphics – Vyacheslav Zheleznyak

 

 

 

Third diploma- “Christmas in Norwegian Style” (Murmansk regional fund “Youth House”, Russia)

Scriptwriter, director, sound producer – Evgeniy Goman

Cameraman – Artem Lasovskiy

 

 

 

IN “YOUTH PROGRAM” CATEGORY

The winner is “Football Pro” (NRK Troms, Norway)

Scriptwriters – Marita Evjen, Stein Åge Isaksen

Director – Håvard Gulldahl

Cameraman – Stein Åge Isaksen

Sound producer – Nils Petter Christensen

Narrator – Morten Kraemer

 

 

 

First diploma – “By Land and Sea”  (Bodø, Villa Lofoten AS, Norway)

Director, cameraman – Jørn Nyseth Ranum and Anders Øvergaard

Second diploma- “To Hear How the Grass Grows” (Media-center of NARFU “Arctic Bridge”, Russia)

Scriptwriter –Elena Sergeenkova

Director – Anzhelika Dolinina

Cameramen – Mikhail Dolinin, Petr Menshikov

Sound producer – Oleg Kozhevin

Announcer – Elena Sergeenkova

 

 

 

Third diploma- “The Magical Time” (KineFilm, Qvisten Animation AS, Norway)

Director – Kine Aune

 

 

 

IN “SHORT REPORT” CATEGORY

The winner is “Robert, Who Never Gave up” («North-West Broadcasting», Russia)

Scriptwriter – Anastasiya Ryabykh

Director – Elena Besedina

Cameramen – Petr Tretyakov, Andrey Brichka

 

 

 

IN “SHORT FICTION FILM” CATEGORY

The winner is “Amer’s Love” (Svalafilm, Filmpool Nord, Sweden)

Director – Valentina Svensson

Cameraman – Nicklas Karpaty

Sound producer – Christoffer Demby

 

 

 

First diploma – “The Fall” (Spætt Film AS, Norway)

Scriptwriter, director – Andreas Thaulow

Cameraman – Jens Ramborg

Sound producer – Lars Halvorsen

 

 

 

Second diploma– “The Man Who Fed His Shadow”  (Filiki Eteria, Greece)

Script writer – Mario Garefo

Stage director (producer) – Filiki Eteria

Cameraman – Thodoris Michopoulos

Sound producer – Nikos Papadimitriou

Announcer – Mario Garefo

 

 

 

Third diploma- “Sentinel” (Creative cinema school “Kinoostrov”, Russia)

Script writer – Alexey Panteleev

Director – Evgeniy Savchuk
Cameraman – Konstantin Gorbunov
Sound producer – Anton Solin

 

 

 

IN “FEATURE STORY” CATEGORY

The winner is “Dawn in a City without Name” (Knutte Wester, Sweden)

Scriptwriter, director, cameraman – Knutte Wester

Sound producer – Boris Laible

 

 

 

First diploma – “Cold Land, Warm Heart” («North-West Broadcasting», Russia)

Scriptwriter – Svetlana Soldatova

Director – Natalya Vaigina

Cameramen – Konstantin Kabanets, Vitaliy Popkov

 

 

 

Second diploma- “Everyday Life of a Usual Peasant” (ATK-Studio Company, Russia)

Scriptwriter, director – Ekaterina Dorofeeva

Cameraman – Nikolay Kozhitsev

Sound producer – Polina Korotych

 

 

 

SPECIAL PRIZE  “BESTCAMERA” is awarded to  “Cold Road” (NRK Troms, Norway)

Scriptwriter – Hans Chr. Storrosten

Director – Mari Bjornsdatter Knudsen

Cameramen – Tor E. Mathisen, Kare Inderberg, Harald Albrigtsen, Jan Benholt

Sound producer – Nils Petter Christensen

Narrator – Morten Kraemer

 

 

 

SPECIAL PRIZE  “BEST DIRECTOR” is awarded to  “Teenage occupations” (Flach Film Production, France)

Script writer, director, sound producer – Claude Ventura

 

 

 

SPECIAL PRIZE  “BEST ANIMATION”   is awarded to “The Temptress” (David Kinsella productions AS, Norway)

Scriptwriter – Klaas Bense

Director – David Kinsella

Cameram?n – David Kinsella, Viggo Knudsen

Sound producer – Alex Claude

Narrator – Voctoria, Ayak Wol

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2014-09-11

Magneetti Northern Media Culture Association is seeking submissions for POLARIZED! Vision – a new festival for provocative, political, polemic, and experimental films from the Nordic North, taking place in Rovaniemi, Finland on November 29th, 2014.

 

We are looking for films that:

  • have a strong thematic connection with the northern Nordic region (filmmakers do not need to be from the northern Nordic area, but the subject matter must engage with some aspect of the northern Nordic region)
  • have a clear point to make
  • might be political, polemical, provocative, opinionated, and stimulating
  • have been made within the last two years

 

A prize of €750 will be awarded to the film that best reflects the POLARIZED! Vision theme and spirit. 
Submission Information

 

Submissions to POLARIZED! Vision must be made using the form on our website at:

http://www.magneetti.org/polarized-vision-submissions

 

Submission requirtements:

  • Title, production country and year, film length, genre (fiction / documentary / experimental)
  • Synopsis of film (max 500 words)
  • Explanation of relevance to and engagement with northern Nordic region
  • Link to preview of film on YouTube or Vimeo (we do not accept submissions via email, DropBox, or other file transfer systems. Password protected links are acceptable, but remember to include the password!
  • Screening copies must have English subtitles if audio is not in English

Submission deadline: October 1st 2014

 

The final selection will be announced by November 1st, 2014.
Final versions of selected films must be received by November 15th, 2014.

POLARIZED! Vision will take place on November 29th, 2014

POLARIZED!  is supported by the Nordisk Kulturfond and Arts Promotion Center of Finland.

 

 

For additional information: 

 

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

Website: http://magneetti.org/news/

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MagneettiMediaCulture?ref=hl

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2014-09-03

Norway’s largest film festival invites short and documentary films to participate in the sidebar FILMS FROM THE NORTH.

 

 

For the 15th year running, FILMS FROM THE NORTH will present new shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and northern Canada. We invite films wherein the subject or the production is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada to participate.

 

 

The Tromsø Palm Award
Selected films can be shown in or out of competition. The Tromsø Palm (Tromsøpalmen) will be awarded to the best film in competition, along with a prize of €5000 to the film’s director.

 

 

Film Submission
The submission deadline is October 15, 2014.
A preview copy of the submitted film must be sent to us by October 20. Works-in-Progress are accepted.

 

 

Participating directors will receive free accreditation, hotel accommodation, and invitations to TIFF’s main events.

 
Submission form and further guidelines can be found at www.tiff.no

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2014-09-02

Amer Ali’s documentaries From Death to Life and Childhood Memories will be screened at Film Festival Reikäreuna in Orivesi, near to Tampere in Finland. The documentary films tell about life in in the refugee camp in Boden, where the director himself spent a year seven months and 25 days.

 

Kjell-Åke Andersson’s featurefilm Nobody Owns Me will also be screened at the festival. The film depicts a lone father’s (Mikael Persbrandt) relationship with his daughter after his wife (Tanja Lorentzon) leaves him. It is a story about alcoholism, child vulnerability, but also about love, betrayal and left-wing politics in 1970s Sweden.

 

Reikäreuna takes place  3-7 September. Year 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the film festival and both Amer Ali and Kjell-Åke Andersson are invited to Reikäreuna. For more information: Reikäreuna’s web page.

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2014-09-01

Director Gunilla Bresky’s documentary I Stop Time is selected for the artistic Backlot section of the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Her documentary portrays Russian World War II photographer Vladislav Mikosha. Mikosha (1909-2004) worked as a cameraman, photographer, professional documentarian and special correspondent for the Izvestiya and Pravda newspapers; he also filmed the destruction of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the rescue of the Chelyuskin expedition in 1934, the liberation of Warsaw, and meetings between Stalin and Mao Zedong and between Khrushchev and Kennedy. He was one of the first to shoot in colour, and he supplied portaits of politicians and cultural figures for the Ogonek and Vokrug Sveta magazines. Vladislav Mikosha was welcomed as a celebrity when he visited Hollywood in 1943 and exhibited his pictures of the horrors during the German Nazi troops’ siege of Sevastopol – he met Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper, danced the night away with Hedy Lamarr and was invited to a film screening by Charlie Chaplin.
Gunilla Bresky based I Stop Time on Mikosha’s films, photos and diaries, with Swedish actor Jonas Karlsson lending his voice to him. I Stop Time was named Best Swedish Documentary at Stockholm’s Tempo Documentary Festival – Sweden’s largest – in March. The documentary is produced by Bob Film Sweden AB and Filmpool Nord AB is a co-producer. Gunilla Bresky has signed several award-winning World War II documentaries, including Night Witches (2008), about female bomber pilots.

 

An article in Hollywoodreporter: ‘I Stop Time’: Telluride Review

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2014-04-14

New Nordic Films Market is an annual Nordic quality film market in its 20th year, and is aimed towards international buyers, distributors, sales agents and festivals. We screen the best of the new Nordic features produced in 2014 and present upcoming films as work in progress. You will get a unique opportunity to meet the Nordic film industry.

 

 

The 9th Nordic Co-production and Film Financing Forum will present 15–20 international film projects looking for co-production partners, financing and/or sales agent. The aim is to create a meeting place where ideas can be exchanged and co-operation can be initiated across national borders. The financing forum New Nordic Films is going to be 19-22 August 2014 in Haugesund.

 

 

Call for Projects
To apply with feature film project fill out the submission form on www.filmfestivalen.no

 

 

Project criteria
• Full-length cinema feature film
• Suitable for an international co-production
• Completed screenplay in English (preferably)
• Production budget limits: from 1,5 million Euros
• At least 30 % of the budget already covered (preferably)
• Company must have completed one international co-production
Project submission
• Fully completed submission form
• Treatment in English (5-8 pages)
Eligible applicants
• All production companies are eligible to apply if the film project has a connection
to the Nordic countries either in story or the producer is specifically seeking a
Nordic co-producer.

 

Deadline:
15 May 2014

Contact
Gunnar Johan Løvvik , Festival Director,
cell: +47 90 16 63 73, e-mail: [email protected]
Gyda Velvin Myklebust, Head of New Nordic Films,
cell: +47 93 66 94 20, e-mail: [email protected]
www.filmfestivalen.no

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2014-03-10

Sofia Norlin’s Broken Hill Blues have been selected for Tribeca, one of North America’s most important film festivals.

 

 

Broken Hill Blues (Ömheten), which went on release in Sweden in December, is Sofia Norlin’s first feature film. The winner of a Swedish Guldbagge award for Best Cinematography (Petrus Sjövik), this coming-of-age story set in the far north of Sweden is the first film made courtesy of the grant for women directors instituted by the Stockholm Film Festival. The film was recently in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

 

 

In 2008  won Let the Right One In by Tomas Alfredson  the Best Narrative Feature Award in Tribeca. The film is also co-rpoduced by Filmpool Nord.

 

 

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from 16-27 April. Further information on the festival website: http://tribecafilm.com/festival/

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2014-03-03

The FilmArc 2.0 –project warmly welcome you to Master Class IV – Going International 23 – 25th of March 2014 at Clarion Hotel Sense, Lulea

 

To take your business into international level might sound exiting, full of business opportunities and most of the time – easier said than done. Get inspired and mingle with the industry professionals from the fellow Scandinavian countries!

 

Guest speakers

Mr. Felix Herngren, FLX
TV, film and commercials director, writer, producer and actor. His breakthrough came with the hit television-series Smash. His on screen characters Papi Raul, Dan Bäckman and Tim Hibbins, have all become cult icons. Felix Herngren is one of the owners of the production company FLX, established in early 2007, which represents the talents of directors Johan Rheborg, Tova Magnusson and Måns Herngren, among others. Felix has worked in the business for over 20 years and has earlier been represented by production companies Efti and Tre Vänner. He has been selected world’s 5th best commercial director by The Gunn Report.
In January 2010 the endlessly popular TV-series Solsidan premiered on Swedish television. The series had the channel’s highest viewing of the decade and has won multiple awards. Solsidan has now finished its fourth season and Felix is still writing, directing as well as playing one of the lead characters in the show. He was also showrunner for the first three seasons before handing over the helm to his brother Måns Herngren. http://www.flx.se/solsidan/
Most recently he has been working on the film adaptation of the bestselling Swedish novel The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. A film he has both written and directed. The film premiered in Sweden on Christmas Day 2013. http://www.flx.se/hundraaringen/
FLX is also producing Welcome to Sweden is an American-Swedish comedy series that will air in spring 2014. It will be a comedy-view of Gregs experience of moving to Sweden to marry and live with a Swedish woman. The show will be broadcast on NBC in the USA and TV4 in Sweden
http://www.flx.se/welcometosweden/

 

Mr. Göran Hugo Olsson, Story
Documentary filmmaker and manufacturer of his own innovation, the A-Cam, a Super-16 film camera. Has traveled the world making films for television since the late 80’s. Editor as well as founder of the short documentary TV program Ikon (SVT). Prior to that on SVT:s “Elbyl” series. Co-founder of Story AB where he made bold, strong and drastic films like “Fuck you, fuck you very much”. As well as commercials and music videos.
Concerning Violence was awarded with the Cinema Fairbindet prize at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival awards ceremony 2014.
http://www.story.se/home/http://www.story.se/home/

 

 

Mr. Poa Strömberg, Eyeworks Sweden
For the last ten years, Poa Strömberg has been employed by Strömberg & Partners, working as a lawyer on many major contracts in the media and entertainment industry. He also served as executive producer/lawyer of several awarded films over the years, such as: Let the Right One in, The Girl and Fucking Åmål. http://www.eyeworks.tv/home

Mr. Risto Kuulasmaa, Not Guilty Ltd
Brand developer of The Dudesons & Madventures, an author, strategist and executive social media producer. Risto Kuulasmaa will showcase how you combining strategy, innovation and focus, can create movements which can blow peoples minds all around the globe. http://dudesons.com/?cat=155 http://notguilty.fi/

 

Mrs Angie Swee, Very!
The co-founder and director of Very!, has worked on a myriad of different projects ranging from short- form TV commercials and on-air promos to long-form documentary series and channel branding campaigns. Angie Swee will share share Very’s experiences as the company grew (experiences pertaining being a small company from a small island getting international distributors, going to markets, negotiating for distribution deals and securing a format deal with Fremantle most recently). She will also share how to manage the distribution side of things and how to choose different distributor for different projects. http://www.very.sg/index.php/very/talk/

 

Mrs Esther van Messel, First Hand Films
The founder and CEO of First Hand Films in Zurich and Berlin for world sales of documentaries and fiction films. First Hand Films acts as executive producer for selected projects. FHF also do transmedia production and theatrical distribution in Switzerland of both doc and fiction. Esther van Messel has been working as a lecturer and consultant for various organisations like EAVE Brussels, IDFA Forum Amsterdam, Cinemart Rotterdam, Eurodoc Paris, Avea Johannesburg, Eureka Warsaw and Tallinn, Another Finland, TV Media Business School Barcelona, Discovery Campus Munich, FÁS Screen Training Ireland, the Filmacademy Ludwigsburg, the Erich Pommer Institut and the Austrian Parliament, a.o. Some of the resent titles we work with from Sweden, Norway and Finland: Fonko with Story, Sweden, http://www.firsthandfilms.com/#film-1000373
1711 Videos – Trespassing Berman with Gädda Five, Sweden, http://www.firsthandfilms.com/#film-1000367
Death – a series about life with Flimmer Film, Norway, http://www.firsthandfilms.com/#film-1000360
2012 The beginning by Wild4Wisdom, Finland, http://www.firsthandfilms.com/#film-1000362

 

 

Mr. Linus Andersson, Lampray
Linus Andersson is the producer of Kung Fury, a global success from Umeå, Västerbotten, when it comes to crowdfunding. The project is a form of parody of 80’s over the top action movies. To get financing for the production the director David Sandberg put together a trailer and launched a campaign at Kickstarter. The aim was to raise $200,000 within 30 days. The impact was huge and within 48 hours Kung Fury surpassed that goal. The Kickstarter campaign brought in a total of $630,019 from 17,713 different backers in 30 days.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury http://www.lampray.se/

 

 

Mr. David Eriksson, North Kingdom
North Kingdom is a digital agency that has its headquarters in Skellefteå, Västerbotten. With 50 employees and international customers that include Disney, Netflix, Warner Brothers, Lego and Google they are a great example of how you can work out of the FilmArc region and become internationally and commercially successful.
http://www.northkingdom.com/

 

 

Programme Master Class Programme Master Class Programme Master Class IV

 

Sunday 23rd of March
18:30 Welcome to Luleå Anna Degerman, Development Manager, Luleå Municipality
WARM UP SESSION, Are you ready for the International Market? Risto Kuulasmaa, Not Quilty OY
20:00 Dinner at Hotel
Monday 24th of March
09:00 Kung Fury –- An international crowdfunding success
Linus Andersson – Lampray
10.00 Coffee/tea
10:30 FLX, a swedish production company with international ambition. Felix Herngren, FLX
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Legal aspects you might want to consider, when going into international business
Poa Strömberg – Eyeworks Sweden
14:30 – 18:00 WORKSHOP with Risto Kuulasmaa One-to-one meetings with Poa Strömberg Coffee/tea during sessions
19:30 Dinner at restaurant CG

 

 

Tuesday 25th of March
09:00 Think Ahead – You´re Not Alone
Esther van Messel One-to-one meetings during the day
10:30 Coffee/tea
11:00 Start Small, Dream Big Angie Swee
12:00 Lunch
13:00 The essence of Documentary and how to reach out across the world. Göran Hugo Olsson
14:30 How to build an international company in the FilmArc region
David Eriksson – North Kingdom
15:30 Coffee/tea
16:00 Workshop with Angie Swee
18.00 Dinner before leaving

 

We are staying at the brand new Clarion Hotel Sense in the center of Luleå.
Welcome to Luleå!

 

 

Contact info:
Per-Erik Svensson / Filmpool Nord: +46 70 333 40 75
Karin Lundholm / Filmpool Nord: +46 70 643 00 55
Anne Laurila / BusinessOulu: +358 44 703 75 23
Helene Foshaug / FilmCamp: +47 466 55 016
Johan Lundkvist / Film i Västerbotten: +46 70 241 34 37

 

 

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2014-02-25

Filmpool Nord co-produces Kay Pollak ‘s next film Heaven on Earth (Så ock på jorden in Swedish). Heaven on Earth is an independent sequel to film As It Is in Heaven (Så som i himmelen in Swedish). As It Is in Heaven was a box office hit in Sweden and several other countries during 2004. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Hollywood 77th Academy Awards.

 

Heaven on Earth is a new, heartfelt tale about the people in the small village of Ljusåker, in the northernmost part of Sweden. What happened to the villagers after their choir director, the world renowned conductor Daniel Daréus, passed away, leaving behind the choir and the love of his life, the beautiful soprano Lena, who is expecting his child.

 

 

The shooting of the film starts today in the North of Sweden. The shooting period includes winter, spring and summer shootings. The film be shooted mostly in Boden and Luleå. The Swedish premieré is planned to the autumn 2015.

 

 

Title: Heaven on Earth (Så ock på jorden in Swedish)
Fimpool Nord ‘s funding: 4 000 000 SEK (about 446573 €)
Director: Kay Pollak
Script: Carin Pollak and Kay Pollak
Producers: Anders Birkeland and Göran Lindström, GF Studios
Cast: André Sjöberg, Frida Hallgren, Lennart Jähkel, Niklas Falk

 

 

 

Kay Pollak and Frida Hallgren during the first shooting day in Boden.
photo: GF Studios

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2014-01-21

Two films co-produced by Filmpool Nord won Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Oscars). Mikael Persbrandt won Guldbagge as “Best Actor in a Leading  Role” for his role as Hasse in Nobody Owns Me / Mig äger ingen. Petrus Sjövik won ”Best Cinematography” in Broken Hill Blues by Sofia Norlin.

 

 

The winners of the 50th anniversary Guldbagge Awards are:

 

Best Film

The Reunion / Återträffen

Producer: Mathilde Dedye

 

Best Short Film

On Suffocation

Director: Jenifer Malmqvist

 

Best Documentary Film

Belleville Baby

Director: Mia Engberg

 

Best Director

Per Fly

for Waltz for Monica / Monica Z

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Edda Magnason

for her role as Monica Zetterlund in Waltz for Monica / Monica Z

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Mikael Persbrandt

for his role as Hasse in Nobody Owns Me / Mig äger ingen

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Anna Bjelkerud

for her role as Pernilla in Hotell

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sverrir Gudnason

for his role as Sture Åkerberg in Waltz for Monica / Monica Z

Best Screenplay

Anna Odell

for her script for The Reunion / Återträffen

Best Cinematography

Petrus Sjövik

for his cinematography in Broken Hill Blues / Ömheten

 

Best Editing

Håkan Wärn

for editing Shed No Tears / Känn ingen sorg

 

Best Costume

Kicki Ilander

for the costumes in Waltz for Monica / Monica Z

 

Best Sound

Mattias Eklund

for the sound in Shed No Tears / Känn ingen sorg

 

Best Makeup

Lisa Mustafa

for the make up in We Are the Best! / Vi är bäst!

 

Best Music

Matti Bye

for the music in Sanctuary / Faro

 

Best Set Design

Paola Holmér och Linda Janson

for the set design in We Are the Best! / Vi är bäst!

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Color / La vie d’Adèle : Chapitres 1 et 2

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

 

Best Achievement

Owe Svensson, sound mixing

 

Gullspira (Award for extraordinary contributions in films for children

Lukas Moodysson, director

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kalle Boman, producer

 

The Audience Award.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann)

The Guldbagge Awards ceremony was held 20 January 2014 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) broadcasted the event live. Actress Sissela Kyle was this year’s master of ceremonies.

 

Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

 

Follow the Guldbagge Awards:

Bios, fun facts and more at www.guldbaggen.se

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Guldbaggen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Guldbaggen

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2014-01-17

The film Broken Hill Blues (Ömheten) by Sofia Norlin competes for a Berlin Crystal Bear in the Berlinare festival’s Generation 14plus section. The film was shooted in Kiruna in the North of Sweden. This is also a international premiere for the film. The Swedish premiere was 6th December 2013.

 

Broken Hill Blues follows some teenagers, about to take the leap in the adultage, fight with themselves and the world around them, learning to live, love and Dream in a small Nordic mining community in Kiruna. The earth trembles day and night. Sparse in dialogue and with a gentle empathy for its protagonists, this directorial debut tells of growing up on very unstable ground.

 

A Christmoose Story by director  Lourens Blok competes in Generation Kplus section. The film is co-produced by Filmpool Nord and shooted in Älvsbyn, in the North of Sweden. A Christmoose Story tells about friendship between a boy Max and a giant moose. The moose crashes through the roof of Max’s garage! A moose self named Mr Moose, a moose that talks! Mr. Moose explains that while performing a test run with Santa Claus – the reindeers are too dainty for such risky business – Mr. Moose lost control over the sleigh and crashed. Mr. Moose has to rest to cure his injured feet, regaling the family with stories until Santa comes to fetch him.

 

At the European Film Market you can also see three co-productions from Filmpool Nord: Nobody Owns Me by Kjell-Åke Andersson, Tommy by Tarik Saleh and Annabell Olsson´s Spectacularities by Elisabet Gustafsson.

 

Berlinale Film Festival 6-16.2.2014

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2013-12-18

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2013-11-20

Cine?Regio welcomes the adoption of the new Communication on State aid for films and other audio–?Visual works

 

 

“I will make sure that the territorial linking of the aid in the final proposal will be such as to strike the right balance between the European dimension of our cinema industry and the preservation of its more local resources and skills” states Vice-President of the European Commission Jaoquín Almunia in a letter to Cine-Regio.

We, Cine-Regio, the European Network of Regional Film Funds, welcomes the adoption of the new Cinema Communication on State aid for films and other audio-visual works. With the letter from Vice-President Almunnia and the new text of the Cinema Communication, the main concerns of Cine-Regio – being the topic of territorialisation and the right of the European regions to decide themselves on their cultural policy – has been addressed.

Mr. Philippe Reynaert, Chairman of Cine-Regio: “ I am delighted about the Commission’s recognition of the regional dimension of film culture and its explicit reference to regional culture in the new text”.
The 2001 Cinema Communication only referred to national cultural criteria and Member States without taking into account the role of regional funds, as well as their competences in the field. “With this Cinema Communication we have a clear local/regional reference and the new text allows regions to demand a certain amount to be spent on local goods, services and work to be defined by them. Indeed territorialisation has positive effects, particularly as regards the preservation of cultural identities, the creation of a critical mass of audio-visual activities and the solidarity between regions, mainly through the facilitation of co-production projects,” states General Secretary of Cine-Regio, Mrs. Charlotte Appelgren.

For further information please contact:

Charlotte Appelgren, General Secretary, M: +45 40 40 35 45, [email protected]

 

Cine-Regio is an independent non-profit association. Cine-Regio acts as a lobby and network organisation encouraging cross-border and interregional co-operation and co-productions. The network is continuously expanding and today counts 40 regional film funds from 16 countries in Europe, which together represent a total funding capital of €165M per year to support film culture

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2013-10-24

We welcome documentary filmmakers to submit their upcoming projects.

Below ZERO is a financing forum for documentaries, allowing producers to present their projects to investors from several countries. It’s one of few pitching sessions focusing specifically on the High North region, and the first Scandinavian forum with a regular venue, namely the Tromsø International Film Festival.
The dates for Below ZERO 2014 are January 15-18th.

 

Below Zero seeks a wide range of documentary projects on all subjects related to life above the Arctic Circle. These can be projects focusing on culture, environment, resources, politics, climate changes and indigenous peoples as well as general human stories. Filmmakers from all over the world are welcome to submit their projects.

 

The European Documentary Network moderates Below ZERO. More information on how to apply can be found on their web site.

 

The submission deadline is November 28th, 2013.

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2013-10-09


Psychological thriller in the Norrbotten wilderness

 

The Hour of the Lynx is a Danish-Swedish psychological thriller based on Per-Olov Enquist’s drama of the same name. The Norrbotten wilderness plays a leading role in the film. Shooting took place in Älvsbyn and Boden in autumn 2012, under the Swedish line producer Anna Björk. The internationally renowned actors Sofie Gråbøl and Börje Ahlstedt also took part in the shooting. The film has its Norrbotten premiere in Älvsbyn on 24 September. The film goes on general release in Sweden on 27 September.

 

The film is about experiments by psychologist Lisbeth in a closed psychiatric ward with traumatised and violent inmates. Among them there is a boy who inexplicably murdered an elderly couple. But the experiment takes an ominous turn and Lisbeth loses control of her subject. Desperate for help, she seeks out a female priest. In a race against time the two women together try to understand the boy and save his tormented soul. The encounter turns out to be critical for all those involved.

 

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen both wrote the screenplay and directed the film. His previous work includes the film version of Ole Lund Kirkegaard’s Rubber Tarzan (1981), the Dogma film Mifune (1999) and the thriller Det som ingen ved (What no-one knows) (2008).

 

The Hour of the Lynx was produced by Lars Bredo Rahbek at Nimbus Film with the support of The Danish Film Institute /Steen Bille, Film Fyn/Bo Damgaard, Nordisk Film & TV Fond/Hanne Palmquist, Filmpool Nord and Svenska Filminstitutet in cooperation with DR, The Match Factory, C More Entertainment, SVT and YLE in a co-production with Bob Film. The film is distributed by SF Film A/S.

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2013-09-26

Liselotte Wajstedt´s documentary Kiruna – Space Road has a North American premiere during the festival ImagineNative in Toronto 16-20 October.

 

The town of Kiruna in the North of Sweden is an interesting place to live. Timed earthquakes, lopsided living environments and disappearing abodes are just a daily part of life. Excessive mining in this company town has eroded the foundation so badly, the Swedish government has decided to relocate the entire town. For director Liselotte Wajstedt, Kiruna was an interesting place to grow up. Her personal documentary races to catch up with her past, for soon its physical reminders will be gone, and with it perhaps the existence of the girl she knew… or hoped to forget? Will her memories and self be taken with the town, or abandoned in the alien footprint left behind? Told through experimental perception and animated analogies, this poignant and reflective documentary reminds anyone who left home for brighter horizons that it is impossible to leave it behind completely.

 

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2013-09-20

Norway’s largest film festival invites short and documentary films to participate in the sidebar FILMS FROM THE NORTH. For the 14th year running, FILMS FROM THE NORTH will present new shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and northern Canada. We invite films wherein the subject or the production is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada to participate.

 

The Tromsø Palm Award

Selected films can be shown in or out of competition. The Tromsø Palm (Tromsøpalmen) will be awarded to the best film in competition, along with a prize of €5000 to the film’s director.

 

Film Submission

The submission deadline is October 15, 2013. A digital file or a DVD copy of the film must be uploaded/sent to us by October 21. Works-in-Progress are accepted. Participating directors who attend TIFF will receive partial travel support, free accreditation and invitations to TIFF’s main events. Submission form and further guidelines can be found at www.tiff.no

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2013-08-19

Anne-Christine Liinanki and Kenneth Taavo are two of the ten who have taken part in Filmpool Nord’s follow-up course in scriptwriting. The course is part of the FilmArc 2.0 project. All the course participants have a connection with Tornedalen and have met up four times – in Korpikylä, Kangos, Överkalix and Luleå.

 

 

Kenneth, do you think there is something special about Tornedalen stories?
– Yes, I suppose I do … hard to say why. I am of course an interested party, but then there is the fact that it is a border zone, and that probably has an impact on the stories. Farther back in time, the
influence of the Laestadianist religious movement. There are countless stories from Tornedalen yet to be told.

 

 

You are writing a feature film script entitled Sekten (The Sect). What kind of story is it?
– It is a love story played out in the shadow of a Revivalist movement that has gone off the rails.  The main characters are Sven and Sara. Sven, a newly qualified policeman, is stationed in Pajala.  He has had a fiancée since his teens (Anna) and they had planned to start a family once they had begun their careers. On his first call-out, Sven meets Sara and is lovestruck. At the same time as Sven starts
work, a religious revival starts in the community. When the person who started the movement leaves the congregation, the leadership is taken over by Sixten, who has a completely different theological approach. To achieve redemption, you have to know what sin is. After a tragic accident, Sara is drawn into the movement and that, together with the expectations of Sven’s parents on him, affects their relationship. The film is set in the late 1950s.

 

 

Last weekend the group held the final meeting in Luleå under the leadership of Fredrik Lindqvist, course leader. Anne-Christine, in what way has Fredrik given support?
– As a writer, what I appreciated was his commitment at the individual meetings, and the one-on-one mail exchanges have also been rewarding. In a few words, spoken or written, Fredrik can get you to understand what film is really all about. Put simply, how to Think as a scriptwriter. The course has been well planned. Weekend sessions with time between to work on our scripts has worked excellently. Guest filmmakers have contributed a great deal to the course.
 

 

You are writing a short film script. What is it about?
My story is a drama thriller set in present-day Norrbotten – mostly Luleå. The story is about a woman (nurse Agneta Grip, aged 35) who is persecuted by her vindictive ex-husband (consultant Lars Grip, aged 40). Lars tried to kill Agneta’s new love (mathematician Jonatan Danielsson), which in turn leads to the demise of Lars.
 

 

You have previously written books. How is that different from scriptwriting?
– The difference is that as a literary writer you can describe events in words, where as a scriptwriter you show them. The dialogue must ring true and the scriptwriter must think camera all the time. The
thread of the screenplay must hold water, as must the characters’ psychological credibility. My biggest problem has been to like Lars. As a writer you have to love all the characters, and here I had an out-and-out psychopath to deal with.

 

 

What difficulties have you had with your script, Kenneth?
– It is easy to fall in love with your characters and Sara gives me a problem. I find it hard to be mean to her.

 

 

 

Kenneth Taavo has previously written the script of the short film Cyklisten (The Cyclist), which is being shot in Norrbotten in September. Do you think the film will turn out as you intended?
– Partly.  There have been a lot of rewrites. Among other things funding has led to script changes.

 

 

Text: Katja Härkönen
Photos: Dennis Krogh-Vennemo

 

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2013-08-14

The 3D Content Financing Market is an international financing market fully dedicated to projects with stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) content from all over the world. The third edition of the 3D market will be held in Liège, Belgium on 4 and 5 December 2013 during 3D Stereo MEDIA (3DSM) – The International 3D Summit for Science, Technology, Art, and Business. It thus functions not only as a project market, but also as a forum for discussion, networking, and education about producing, financing, and distributing S-3D content.

 

 

 

Applicants can be:

· Producers with a track record in S-3D

· Producers of 2D movies interested in producing their next project in S-3D

· Newcomers to S-3D with proven artistic abilities

 

 

 

Criteria:

· S-3D projects at an early stage of financing that have a completed script or a treatment

· 20% of the total financing already secured

 

 

 

Application Deadline:

8 September 2013

 

 

For more information and the application form, go to: www.3dstereomedia.eu/market

 

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2013-06-18

The European Foreign Affairs Council decided June 14 not to include audiovisual services in the mandate for the EU-US negotiations on the coming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The European Film Agency Directors Network – EFAD – welcomes the decision.

 

The EFAD network finds the decision well-founded and hopes that the Member States and the EU Commission from now on can concentrate their effort on the major challenges for the audiovisual sector that follows in the wake of the digital development. Opposite to USA, the European audiovisual sector is strongly fragmented. On the one hand the fragmentation has been the breeding ground for high quality audiovisual content expressing the cultural distinctiveness of Europe. On the other hand, the fragmentation has a profound impact on the market and financial conditions for development, production and distribution of European content.

 
If Europe wishes to develop its position in a fully digitized audiovisual market without sacrificing the cultural diversity, these conditions cannot be overestimated. It is crucial that the Member States continuously have the means and incentives to adapt their audiovisual policies to the digital challenges. The questions given by the EU Commission in the public consultation on the Green Paper preparing for a fully converged audiovisual world are a reminder that the starting point for the future development in Europe is private-public partnerships at Member States level as well as EU-level. Regarding state aid assessment criteria for the production of films and audiovisual works, unnecessary restrictions based of one-size-fits-all market conditions will not contribute to the development of a vibrant and digital European audiovisual sector with characteristics that position Europe as an interesting trading partner to the USA and the rest of the world. And this is what it is all about.

 

A picture from The Last Sentence of  Jan Troell, photo Nille Leander.

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2013-04-10

One Director, €20 000, a first class InterRail pass across Europé and a life-changing opportunity! The European Travel Commission in partnership with Screen South has launched EuroShorts to find a talented new filmmaker with the vision and verve to create an inspirational short film on the theme “Europe – A Never-Ending Journey”.

 

We are inviting filmmakers across Europe to submit their idea for a three-minute film on the theme. The winning filmmaker will have the opportunity to turn their idea in to reality with a budget of up to 20 000€. With a first class InterRail pass, they will have the chance to travel across Europe to shoot their award-winning short film which will be promoted across the world.?

 

Europe means so many things to so many people: steeped in history, culture and multi-facetted everyday lives – how can you capture its essence on film? We are looking for a brilliant three-minute film idea which is inspiring and compelling. It can be funny, emotional, or provocative – the choice is yours. It can be drama, documentary or animation – or a mix of all – we want to see your creativity.

 

Deadline: 12pm, 13 May 2013

 

Guidelines you can find here: guidelines

 

For more information and to apply visit:

www.euroshorts-films.com/

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2013-03-18

Stephan Apelgren’ s film Eskil & Trinidad won ECFA Award. The film is the best European children’s film according to European Children’s Film Association.

 

The film tells about Eskil who is torn between loyalty to his father up in the north of Sweden with his ice hockey ambitions, and his desire to meet his mother down in Copenhagen. When he encounters Trinidad, an unusual character who’s building a boat to sail to the Caribbean, new and unexpected possibilities begin to open up…

 

Eskil & Trinidad is also going to be in competion at Toronto Filmfestival.

 

Almost the whole film is shooted in the North of Sweden: Vuollerim, Jokkmokk and Luleå. The main character Eskil is played by Linus Oscarsson from Boden, the North of Sweden.

 

 

 

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2013-02-22

 

DOK.Incubator is a rough cut workshop for European documentary projects. Applications deadline for this year’s edition is March 5, 2013. The DOK.Incubator development program is a 6 month long rough cut documentary workshop consisting of three residential workshops combined with individual tutoring. The program aims to emphasize the selected films’ international potential by providing individual tutoring by European editors, producers and sales agents, from the rough cut stage to the release.

 

The three workshop sessions have the following focus:

 

1st session – rough cut: narrative structure, distribution potential
Case studies and intensive editing sessions; analyzing potential of the film, drafts of film distribution strategy

 

2nd session – fine cut: marketing and distribution strategy
Finalization of editing; focus on film‘s distribution plan, marketing and PR: texts, visuals, trailers, concept of national and international first release events

 

3rd session – sales package: DOK Leipzig presentation, sales opportunities
Film presentation followed by individual meetings with key European broadcasters, sales, festival selectors and distributors within DOK Leipzig co-production market

 

This is the second edition of DOK.Incubator. Among the titles participating in the first round of the development program were:

  • – 300 Tons of Gold by Tibor Kocsis
  • Dance for Me by Katrine Philp
  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear by Tinatin Gurchiani

 

Participants elected for DOK.Incubator pay a participation fee of € 1,800 per project, which includes accommodation and meals for the whole team: producer, director, editor. Scholarships are available.

 

Deadline for observers is March 30th, 2013. Observers are participants without a project attending the whole workshop programme and having individual meetings with lecturers. Observers pay the costs of their meals and accommodation

 

Three participating projects, which make the biggest progress, win a DOK.Incubator AWARD, which consist of audio and video postproduction services in the value of €1,500.

 

Here you can read more about DOK.Incubator.

Related links at edn.dk

 

See next 20 workshops and courses in Resources

 

Search among 350+ documentary distributors in The EDN Financing Guide

 

 

Follow EDN on Facebook

 

photo from the documentary ” The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear”

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2013-01-23

Two of Filmpool Nord’s co-producered films got a Guldbagge Award. Martin Högdahl’s film The Ice Dragon got an award for best visuel effects and Ulla Skoog got a prize for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Jan Troell’s film The Last Sentence.

 

Guldbagge Award Winners 2012

 

Call Girl and Eat Sleep Die get 4 awards each, followed by Palme with two.

 

The
2012 jury comprised of
– Farnaz Arbabi, Matti Bye, Anna Carlson, Anna Croneman, Bengt Forslund, Klaus Härö, Sylvia Ingemarsdotter, Marcus Lindeen and the Guldbaggejury chairman Jannike Åhlund – has chosen the following as Guldbagge winners 2012 at a meeting held Monday January 7th 2013.

 

Stills, news, biographies and more at www.guldbaggen.se

 

Best Picture

Eat Sleep Die
/ Äta sova dö

Producer:
China Åhlander

 

 

Best Director

Gabriela Pichler

for Eat Sleep
Die

 

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nermina Luka?

for her role
as Raša in Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö

 

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Johannes Brost

for his role
as Janne in Avalon

 

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Ulla Skoog

for her role
as Puste Segerstedt in The Last Sentence / Dom över död man

 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Peter Carlberg

for his role
as Klas in Avalon

 

 

Best Screenplay

Gabriela Pichler

for her script
for Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö

 

 

Best Cinematography

Hoyte van Hoytema

for his
cinematography in Call Girl

 

 

Best Editing

Andreas Jonsson, Hanna Lejonqvist and Niels Pagh Andersen

for editing
Palme

 

 

Best Costume

Cilla Rörby

for the
costumes in Call Girl

 

 

Best Sound

Petter Fladeby
and Per Nyström

for the sound
in Call Girl

 

 

Best Make up

Jenny Fred

for the make
up in Easy Money II / Snabba Cash II

 

 

Best Music

Benny Andersson

for the music
in Palme

 

 

Best Set design

Lina Nordqvist

for the set
design in Call Girl

 

 

Best Visual effects

Andreas Hylander

for the visual
effects in The Ice Dragon / Isdraken

 

 

Best Short Film

Dance Music Now

Director:
Johan Jonason

 

 

Best Documentary Film

Searching for Sugar Man

Director:
Malik Bendjelloul

 

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour

Director:
Michael Haneke

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Director,
screenwriter, actor Hans Alfredson

 

(Chosen by the Board of the Swedish Film Institute)

 

 

The Gullspira Award 2012

(for extraordinary contributions in films for children)

Director Ella Lemhagen

 

(Chosen by a jury comprised of Catti Edfeldt, Lars Blomgren, Pia Huss, Julia Jarl and the Guldbaggejury chairman Jannike Åhlund)

 

 

The Audience Award

Tosh in Greece / Sune i Grekland – all inclusive

Director: Hannes Holm

 

 

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2013-01-14

The film Eskil and Trinidad by Stephan Apelgren competes for a Berlin Crystal Bear in the Berlinare festival’s Generation KPlus section.  The film was shooted last year in Vuollerim, Jokkmokk and Luleå in the North of Sweden.

 

The film tells about Eskil, who is torn between loyalty to his father up in the north of Sweden with his ice hockey ambitions, and his desire to meet his mother down in Copenhagen. When he encounters Trinidad, an unusual character who’s building a boat to sail to the Caribbean, new and unexpected possibilities begin to open up…

 

Eskil and Trinidad is produced by Sonet Film AB. Filmpool Nord Ltd is one of the co-producers for the film.

 

Eskil and Trinidad gets a cinema release in Sweden the 29 Mars.

 

 

More about Berlinare: http://www.berlinale.de/en/HomePage.html

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2013-01-07

Co-productions from Filmpool Nord have got 8 nominations in the Guldbagge race: “Last Sentence” (Dom över död man) got six nominations, both” The Ice Dragon” (Isdraken) and “El Medico – The Cubaton Story” got a nomination. “Last Sentence” is nominated for Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Costume, Make up and Set Design. “The Ice Dragon” is nominated for Best Visual Effects and “El Medico – The Cubaton Story” for Best Music.

 

A jury of 46 members has voted in a secret ballot for the following nominations for the 2012 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film awards.

 

At a meeting held on 4 December 2012, a special committee agreed on the following nominations for the 2012 Guldbagge Awards in the Best Short Film and Best Documentary Film categories. The nominations are listed alphabetical in order.

 

Best film

Call Girl
Producer: Mimmi Spång

Searching for Sugar Man
Producers: Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö
Producer: China Åhlander
Best Short Film

Dance Music Now
Director: Johan Jonason

The Photographer / Fotografen
Director: Vanja Sandell Billström

The Clearing /Gläntan
Director: Peter Grönlund
Best Documentary Film

Palme
Directors: Kristina Lindström and Maud Nycander

She Male Snails / Pojktanten
Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark

Searching for Sugar Man
Director: Malik Bendjelloul

 

 

 

Best Director

Mikael Marcimain
for Call Girl

Gabriela Pichler
for Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö

Jan Troell
for The Last Sentence / Dom över död man
Best actress in a leading role

Pernilla August
for her role as Dagmar Glans in Call Girl

Nermina Luka?
for her role as Raša in Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö

Linda Molin
for her role as Kristin in Bitch Hug / Bitchkram
Best actor in a leading role

Johannes Brost
for his role as Janne in Avalon

Bengt C.W. Carlsson
for his role as Alvar in Good Luck. And Take Care of Each Other / Lycka till och ta hand om varandra

Matias Varela
for his role as Jorge in Easy Money II / Snabba cash II
Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Léonore Ekstrand
for her role as Jackie in Avalon

Yohanna Idha
for her role as Linda in Certain People / Katinkas kalas

Ulla Skoog
for her role as Puste Segerstedt in The Last Sentence / Dom över död man
Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Peter Carlberg
for his role as Klas in Avalon

Milan Dragiši?
for his role as the dad in Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö

Fares Fares
for his role as Mahmoud in Easy Money II / Snabba cash II
Best Screenplay

Malik Bendjelloul
for his script for Searching for Sugar Man

Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten
for her script for Call Girl

Gabriela Pichler
for her script for Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö
Best Cinematography

Hoyte van Hoytema
for his cinematography in Call Girl

Måns Månsson
for his cinematography in Avalon

Jan Troell and Mischa Gavrjusjov
for their cinematography in The Last Sentence / Dom över död man
Best editing

Andreas Jonsson, Hanna Lejonqvist and Niels Pagh Andersen
For editing Palme

Kristofer Nordin
For editing Call Girl

Malik Bendjelloul
For editing Searching for Sugar Man
Best costume

Cilla Rörby
for the costumes in Call Girl

Katja Watkins
for the costumes in The Last Sentence / Dom över död man

Jaana Fomin
for the costumes in Metal Brothers / Mammas pojkar
Best sound

Jonas Jansson
for the sound in Easy Money II / Snabba Cash II

Petter Fladeby och Per Nyström
for the sound in Call Girl

Malik Bendjelloul and Per Nyström
for the sound in Searching for Sugar Man
Best make up

Eros Codinas
for the make up in Call Girl

Jenny Fred
for the make up in Easy Money II / Snabba Cash II

Maria Strid Zackrisson
for the make up in The Last Sentence / Dom över död man
Best music

Benny Andersson
for the music in Palme

Malik Bendjelloul and Sixto Rodriguez
for the music in Searching for Sugar Man

Johan Söderqvist and Andreas Unge
for the music in El Médico – the Cubaton Story
Best set design

Lina Nordqvist
for the set design in Call Girl

Sandra Lindgren
for the set design in Bitch Hug / Bitchkram

Peter Bävman and Pernilla Olsson
for the set design in The Last Sentence / Dom över död man
Best visual effects

Tim Morris
for the visual effects in Call Girl

Torbjörn Olsson
for the visual effects in Agent Hamilton – In the Interest of the Nation / Hamilton – I nationens intresse

Andreas Hylander
for the visual effects in The Ice Dragon /Isdraken
Best Foreign Language Film

Amour
Director: Michael Haneke

Laurence Anyways
Director: Xavier Dolan

Moonrise Kingdom
Director: Wes Anderson
More awards at the ceremony

The Award of honour will be presented, as well as the Gullspira (for extraordinary contributions in films for children) and The Audience Award. The Guldbagge Awards ceremony will be held 21 January 2013 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) will be broadcasting the event live.

 

 

Follow the Guldbagge Awards

Bios, fun facts and more at www.guldbaggen.se

facebook: www.facebook.com/Guldbaggen

twitter: http://twitter.com/Guldbaggen

flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/guldbaggeaward/

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2012-12-19

Sweden has two films shortlisted for the Oscars, Goran Kapetanovic’s short film Kiruna-Kigali and he documentary Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul. Kiruna-Kigali has gone through to the final eleven films from a starting line-up of 125 titles. The short film is shooted in the North of Sweden and Filmpool Nord is a co-producer for the film.

 

The film follows Malika, and 18-year-old girl in Rwanda who is about to give birth. The baby is the wrong way round, and this presents a danger for Malika’s life in a village without an adult population since the civil war. Meanwhile, in faraway Sweden, a woman’s waters have just broken. She is the 39-year-old Eva. Taking place in two seemingly completely different parts of the world, the film weaves their two stories together. Produced by Helena Danielsson and Goran Kapetanovic for Hepp Film AB.

 

 

The nominations will be announced on 10 January 2013, and the Oscars ceremony will take place on 24 February.

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2012-12-18

Susann, Per-Erik, Sirel, Lars-Eric, Berit, Katja, Mikael, Anneli, Berit, Karin and Dennis

 

This year, Filmpool Nord has purchased a UNICEF gift for 75 mothers , providing mosquito nets, doses polio vaccine,  measles vaccine and tetanus toxoid vaccine.  These gifts are sent to where mothers and children need it most.

 

 

See the video greeting with Mark Levengood (in Swedish).

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2012-11-15

Finnish production company Illume Oy has acquired exclusive rights to make a film about the Eurovision -winning monster-band Lordi. The film follows the band and it’s leading man Tomi Putaansuu, aka Mr Lordi, behind the scenes for the first time. It will include new archive material from Tomi Putaansuu’s childhood and from the very birth of the band twenty years ago.

 

The Director, Antti Haase is an award winner, for example Film Australia Documentary Award and Luleå Art Bienniale. Antti Haase has been developing the idea of this documentary film during the script workshop Sources 2 last autumn in Haparanda, Sweden. Filmpool Nord was one of the financiers for the Sources 2 workshop.  

 

Filming has taken place in Finland and elsewhere in Europe as well as in the US. The documentary is produced by Venla Hellstedt and Jouko Aaltonen at Illume Oy. Development support has come from Finnish funders and also from the MEDIA programme of the European Union.

 

Director Antti Haase says: ‘When we were children Tomi was the one and only friend who passionately wanted to be a monster. I believe that Lordi’s story will appeal to everyone who refuses to give up their dreams, despite the greatest obstacles.’

 

Mr Lordi says: ‘We wanted to lift the curtain on the band’s image at long last and enlighten the reality behind the masks and the costumes, that is sometimes not so glamorous. Never before have we let cameras in to follow our life so closely. Antti is the best Director for this film, because he knows where the band and I spring from. Our childhood homes are just a few hundred meters apart in Rovaniemi, Lapland.’

 

 The international project’s premiere is planned for Spring 2014.

 

Website: www.lordifilm.com

 

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2012-11-09

Dear Friends,

 

This year’s Filmkonvent ´12 in Luleå from 4th to 5th of December is rapidly approaching. The programme of Filmkonvent ’12 is now published at http://www.filmpoolnord.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Program_Filmkonvent_2012.pdf (only in Swedish).

 

This year’s lectures and discussions are unfortunately mostly held in Swedish. But the convention offers also opportunities for informal conversations and networking. And for anyone interested in Swedish film industry – this is the meeting place.

 

We are looking forward of meeting You!

 

Best Wishes,

 

Susann, Anna Charlotta, Katja, Sirel, Per-Erik, Lars-Eric, Berit, Anneli, Micke, Karin and Dennis

 

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2012-10-12

Dear Friends,

 
This year’s Filmkonvent ‘ 12 in Luleå 4th to 5th December is approaching. Here are some of this year’s programme sessions: http://www.filmpoolnord.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Filmkonvent_2012_teaser.pdf (only in Swedish). This year’s lectures and discussions are unfortunately mostly held in Swedish. For anyone interested in Swedish film industry this is however undoubtedly the meeting place.
 

We are looking forward of meeting you!
 

 

Best Wishes,
 

Susann, Anna Charlotta, Per-Erik, Sirel, Lars-Eric, Berit, Katja, Anneli, Micke, Karin and Dennis

 

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2012-10-04

Norway’s largest film festival invites short and documentary films to participate in the sidebar FILMS FROM THE NORTH.
 

For the 13th year running, FILMS FROM THE NORTH will present new shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and northern Canada. We invite films wherein the subject or the production is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada to participate.

 

The Tromsø Palm Award
Selected films can be shown in or out of competition. The Tromsø Palm (Tromsøpalmen) will be awarded to the best film in competition, along with a prize of €5000 to the film’s director.

 

Film Submission
The submission deadline is October 15, 2012.
A digital file or a DVD copy of the film must be uploaded/sent to us by October 20. Works-in-Progress are accepted.

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2012-09-06

The Swedish Film Institute has selected Lasse Hallström’s The Hypnotist (Hypnotisören) as Sweden’s entry for the Oscars.
 

The Hypnotist is Lasse Hallström’s first Swedish film in over 25 years, and his first thriller ever. The film was sold to over 30 non-Nordic countries already before the shooting started.
 

The Hypnotist is based on Lars Kepler’s crime novel of the same name. The film is a brutal story about a murderer that has virtually done away with an entire family. A son manages to survive with serious injuries, and the hunt to find the killer before he gets to the last remaining daughter is on.  The cast includes Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin and Tobias Zilliacus.
 

The film has been also selected to the main competition at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival in late September. Theatrical release in Sweden is September 28.
 

Lasse Hallström has been nominated for the Oscars before. His first nominations were in 1988 for My life as a dog (Mitt liv som hund) in the categories Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay based on material from another medium. In 1999 he was nominated in the category Best Director for The Cider House Rules (Ciderhusreglerna).
 

The Hypnotist was produced by Peter Possne, Börje Hansson and Bertil Ohlsson from Sonet and SF. Filmpool Nord Ltd is a co-producer for the film, which was partly shooted  in the North of Sweden and at Studio Kronan i Luleå. International sales are organized through SF, who also distributes the film in the Nordic countries.

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for foreign film in the middle of January 2013. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony takes place February 24.

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2012-09-04

 Jan Troell won as best director for “The Last Sentence”  at this year’s edition of the Montreal World Film Festival.

 

On the lookout for a challenge, a man finds Hitler. Against all odds and with words as his only weapon, he takes up the struggle. The man in question is Torgny Segerstedt. “The Last Sentence” is a film about him.

 

“The Last Sentence” has Swedish premiere 7th December. Francy Suntiger from Filmlance has produced Jan Troell´s film. Filmpool Nord Ltd is a co-producer for the film. 

 

Read more about the winners at the festival in Variety.

 

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2012-08-30

Director Patrik Eklund starts to work for Palladium Film and directs commercials. Patrik Eklund is known for his fantastic short films, the Oscarnominated “Istead of Abrakadabra” and Cannes winner “Seeds of the Fall”.  His first feature film “Flicker” (“Flimmer”) is going to have a premiere 21st September in Sweden. “Flicker” is a warm comic story about people trying to find their place within the modern society.

 

 

http://www.palladiumfilm.se/directors/patrik-eklund

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2012-08-23

New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) chose Daniell Fridell´s documentary “El Medico: The Cubaton Story” for the best documentary 2012. This year, NYILFF presented over 30 features, documentaries and short films in English and Spanish, reflecting America’s cultural diversity as well as the global urban experience.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY: “EL MÉDICO: THE CUBATÓN STORY” New York Premiere/Cuba, Sweden/85 Minutes Director: Daniel Fridell Producers: Thomas Allercrantz, Daniel Fridell, Ingemar Johansson, Adel Kjellström, Margus Öunapuu, Petri Rossi, Sirel Peensaar

 

 

High up in the Sierra Maestra mountains, where Castro’s revolution began, “El Médico,” a doctor and musician, serves the cause. When a Swedish music producer sees “El Médico” as the next big thing, Communist ideals collide with capitalist dreams, with the magic and beauty of Cuba and her music as backdrop. Presented by HBO®.

 

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2012-08-22

Lasse Hallström´s new film “The Hypnotist” is selected to the Official competition for the Golden Shell  at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.  This year is the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Filmpool Nord Ltd is one of the co-producers for “The Hypnotist”.

 

Hypnotisören / THE HYPNOTIST (THE HYPNOTIST)
Lasse Hallström (SWEDEN)
Swedish director Lasse Hallström –remembered for films like Mitt liv son hund (My Life as a Dog, 1985), The Cider House Rules, (1999), Chocolat (2000) and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)– adapts in his new film the best seller by Lars Kepler. The film narrates the investigations of a detective who pairs with a hypnotist to uncover the author of a savage killing. Stars Lena Olin, Mikael Persbrandt and Tobias Ziliacus.

 

http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/in/

 

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2012-05-23

 

FilmArc 2.0, an EU project has received a positive funding decision from the Steering Committee of the Interreg IV A Nord programme. FilmArc 2.0 is a continuation project to its predecessor FilmArc-project, which ended in July 2011 after three years of activities. Project partners include regional resource centres Filmpool Nord from Luleå, Film i Västerbotten from Umeå, POEM from Oulu, Finland and Filmcamp from Målselv, Norway. The four organizations are taking steps to secure the development of the audiovisual industry in the future by founding the FilmArc Association, which aims to continue the internationalization and development activities of AV industry.

 

The management of the FilmArc collaboration is transferred from Norrbotten to Finland in the new project and POEM Foundation is the organization in charge of FilmArc 2.0.The total budget of the project is 1.7 million Euro, of which Interreg programme funds 45 % and 55 % comes from the region. FilmArc 2.0 is active to the end of the current EU programme and ends in June 2014.

 

Project web pages will open soon at www.filmarc.net

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2012-05-15

Filmpool Nord has recently moved to “gamla Kurirenhuset” in central Luleå next to the cathedral. In the same building are also BD Pop, Almi, Kreanova, Miroi and several other consulting firms.
    

    – We need  new facilities for the development plans we have and Filmpool Nord will also become more accessible and visible in central Luleå not the least to one of our priority groups, young people. It will be easier to find us when we are more centrally located. Filmpool Nord will also invest more in children and youth activities, which the new facilities support. There will for example be an animation studio and a small cinema with about 35 seats, says Filmpool Nord’s current CEO, Per-Erik Svensson.
    

 

Filmpool Nord´s studio  facility Studio Kronan is still located in the Kronan area. In the studio, we have recently invested in a green screen background wall there.

 

The mobile telephone numbers of staff are the same, but our telephone numbers have changed. Check them here: http://www.filmpoolnord.se/om-filmpool-nord/kontakt/?lang=en

 

The new address to Filmpool Nord is: Stationsgatan 36, 972 32 Luleå, Sweden.

 

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2012-05-15

Daniel Fridell’s documentary El Medico – The Cubaton Story will have it’s UK premiere 30th May at The London International Documentary Festival.

 

Linda Sweatt/SBCC writes: “So many different issues are explored in this story, giving us glimpses into Cuban dance, music, politics and family traditions. But also exploring the darker side of the western music industry of exploitation, pornography and morality. In the end El Medico must choose for himself and his country. This one young man has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders and it is admirable to see him develop his own integrity. I would highly recommend this film, it will be enjoyed by a very diverse audience.”

 

Read the whole review at:

http://www.lidf.co.uk/event/el-medico-the-cubaton-story/

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2012-05-15

FilmArc 2.0, an EU project has received a positive funding decision from the Steering Committee of the Interreg IV A Nord programme. FilmArc 2.0 is a continuation project to its predecessor FilmArc-project, which ended in July 2011 after three years of activities. Project partners include regional resource centres Filmpool Nord from Luleå, Film i Västerbotten from Umeå, POEM from Oulu, Finland and Filmcamp from Målselv, Norway. The four organizations are taking steps to secure the development of the audiovisual industry in the future by founding the FilmArc Association, which aims to continue the internationalization and development activities of AV industry.

 

The management of the FilmArc collaboration is transferred from Norrbotten to Finland in the new project and POEM Foundation is the organization in charge of FilmArc 2.0.The total budget of the project is 1.7 million Euro, of which Interreg programme funds 45 % and 55 % comes from the region. FilmArc 2.0 is active to the end of the current EU programme and ends in June 2014.

 

Project web pages will open soon at www.filmarc.net

 

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2012-05-07

Meet Swedish Lapland Film Commission in Cannes between May 16-24 at the Sweden Film Commission’s Pavilion no 217, Village International Pantiero. Swedish Lapland Film Commis-sion provides free location scouting services, and helps you find your local film crew, production partners and facilities in the North part of Sweden. 

 

Swedish Lapland Film Commission is a part of Sweden Film Commission, who host the Pavilion no 217 in Cannes. You can find Sweden Film Commission at Facebook. 

 

Sweden Film Commission writes on their Facebook page:

 

“Sweden has everything you’re looking for. Despite what you might have heard, it’s much closer than you think, easy to reach and a lot warmer than you might have imagined. Sorry, we can’t give you winter in July; but throughout much of the country, we guarantee it anytime from December to April.

 

True, Sweden is an ultramodern country with all the high-tech gadgetry and urban sophistication; but j…ust off the superhighway you’ll find plenty of freely available, naturally wild and historically significant places that haven’t changed in centuries (or we’ll find them for you).

 

Parts of Sweden will make you think you’re in continental Europe (oh, how charming), but we have a lot more space and everyone speaks English. Your people will love it.

 

Whatever your needs, we can provide every conceivable film-production service or piece of equipment, delivered by dedicated, experienced crews and merited professionals, along with excellent value for your production dollar. We have fully equipped sound stages in four strategic locations. And you will appreciate the fact that Swedes are renowned for efficiency, punctuality and getting things done.”

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2012-03-19

Martin Högdahl’s family adventure film The Ice Dragon won award for Best Children Film at the BUFF International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö. The Ice Dragon just screened at Berlin’s Generation KPlus section and at Montreal’s Children Film Festival. It had premieré at cinemas in Sweden in the end of February and will be soon released in other countries such as Germany, Benelux, Estonia, South America and Iran. Delphis Film handles world sales. The film was produced by Illusion Film with Filmpool Nord as a co-producer. The Ice Dragon is shooted in Älvsbyn, in the North of Sweden.

 

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2012-02-10

Dan Lestander´s video “Dreams and Wishes” will be screened in India, Norway and Sweden:

 

Art:Screen has curates a programme for CologneOFF 2012
India @ CeC2012 – Carnival of e-Creativity, India. 24 – 26 February 2012.

 

Art:Screen has curated a programme for Art Video
March Art Video Exchange/Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway. 2 – 4 March 2012.

 

2012 Art:Screen, Vetlanda Museum, Sweden, Programme: Gestaltning / Figuration

 

Read more about Dan Lestander 

http://www.danlestander.se/

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2012-02-10

It will be a busy March for Daniel Fridell and his documentary film EL MEDICO – THE CUBATON STORY. You can see the documentary during following festivals:

 

DORF – Festival of Documentary Rock Film
“If a music documentary links a picture and a sound into an ideal form, then DORF provides links between film lovers and music lovers in the best possible way.”
MARCH 4 – 7. Vinkovci, Croatia.
IN COMPETITION!
http://croatia.hr/en-GB/Activities-and-attractions/Events/Event/Town/Vinkovci/Culture/Festival/DORF-%E2%80%93-Festival-of-Documentary-Rock-Film?ZXZcNDI4

 

ONE WORLD Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
“The One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organised by the People in Need Foundation,  is currently the largest human rights film festival in the world.”
MARCH 6 – 15. Prague, Czech Republic
http://www.oneworld.cz/2012/

 

SXSW South by Southwest
“The world’s most magnificent combined music and film festival”
MARCH 9 – 17. Austin, Texas, USA
Section SX GLOBAL
http://sxsw.com/

 

More information coming on http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Medico-The-Cubaton-Story/257732624271303

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2012-02-06

The Church of Sweden Film Award 2012 has been given to the comedy “Flimmer”. The prize money of SEK 50,000 was presented by Lars Eckerdal, former bishop of Gothenburg, at the Dragon Awards gala during Göteborg International Film Festival. “Flimmer” (“Flicker” in English) is a film debut of director Patrik Eklund.  The film is a heart-warming comedy about life at a failing telecommunications company. It’s message is that it is helplessness that brings people’s humanity to the fore most clearly. Kjell Bergqvist plays the part of a reluctant managing director in the film, which portrays the struggle of ordinary people against threats to climate, demands for growth, childlessness and arachnophobia.

 

The reasons given by the jury for presenting the award to Flimmer were as follows: “With warmth and ingenuity, Flimmer portrays the human comedy. When life is at its darkest, deliverance is close at hand!” It is the first time since 2004 (“Fyra nyanser av brunt”/”Four Shades of Brown”) that a comedy is being awarded the prize.

 

The Church of Sweden Film Award is presented annually to a Swedish feature film that premières during the festival. The film must be of high artistic quality and raise the profile of existential, justice or social issues in its plot and form of expression. Films are nominated by Göteborg International Film Festival.

 

“Flimmer” has premiere in Sweden 7th September.

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2012-01-17

Produced by Illusion Film “The Ice Dragon” (Isdraken) opens Göteborg’s new Little Film Festival January 21, close the main festival section and then compete for a Berlin Crystal Bear in the festival’s Generation KPlus section. The film was supported among others by Filmpool Nord Ltd. The film was shooted last year in the North of Sweden. “Ice Dragon” developed in Filmpool Nord Development.

 

The Ice Dragon is directed by Martin Högdahl. The film tells about Mike, who is intrested in whales. Whales cry when they lose their herds. Banished by the youth welfare office to Northern Sweden, Mike knows the feeling. It’s only when he meets the very cool Pi that the ice begins to melt.

 

 

http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/festivalprofil/profil_der_berlinale/index.html

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2011-12-22

This year Filmpool Nord is supporting BRIS, an organization working with children’s rights in Swedish society. We have done that because we want all children with needs to be able to talk, chat, or email with an adult, who can support them during Christmas.

 

Please read more about BRIS: http://bris.se/?pageID=61

 

Next year there will be lots of fun happening, when Filmpool Nord is celebrating its 20 years anniversary.

 

For Christmas fun please try Filmpool Nord´s new app for iPhone and iPad, where you for instance can find a map with film locations in Northern Sweden (more locations will continuously be added): http://itunes.apple.com/se/app/filmpoolnord/id489239876?mt=8
The android app is coming soon.

 

Enjoy Christmas!
With best greetings,

 

Per-Erik, Sirel, Berit, Anneli, Karin, Micke, Lars-Eric, Katja, och Dennis

 

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2011-12-14

Filmkonvent ’11 has recently ended – an event which this year brought 275 participants. For two days, Norrbottensteatern in Luleå was the scene of talks, discussions and debates. The program included questions to do with the anticipated Film Agreement, coproductions and the concept of quality. You can find written presentations in the summary:
http://www.filmpoolnord.se/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Filmkonvent-11_ENG.pdf

 

 

Minister for Trade Ewa Björling guested the Convention.
 

 

 – There is an enormous appetite for Swedish films!
   Minister of Trade Ewa Björling was enthusiastic as she spoke on the theme “Reindeer and Red Cottages.”

   – Swedish film is currently playing a significant role in Swedish exports and foreign policy. It is important for the brand name of Sweden.
   Those were the words of Minister of Trade Ewa Björling as she gave her views on Swedish film at the Film Convention:
   – Increased exports give more employment here at home, better growth and more prosperity. It contributes to a distinct image of Sweden – and the brand is extremely important.

 

 

A hot film scene
Through his films, Ingmar Bergman showed the way half a century ago. Swedish film is now in a new era of prominence – thanks to the Millennium trilogy, Let the Right One In and the Wallander films.
   – Sweden is a hot film scene today. Last year, Swedish films won 170 awards worldwide. The exotic, in the form of reindeer and red cottages, has been combined with mystical characters and evil minds – which also have a strong attraction. That makes overseas producers extremely interested in Sweden, said Björling.

 

 

Enormous impact
The government’s ambition is to increase Swedish exports by 50 per cent by 2015. That demands finding new instruments – making the creative industries more interesting.
   – Swedish film has an important role to play. It is an outward image, and is what we passed on. Films have an enormous impact. Films shot here are good showcases. It is a way for us to attract students, talent, scientists and tourists. It starts a positive spiral which helps Sweden do better and better. But it is not quick fix: we need to look at it in a long-term perspective.

 

 

Skilled filmworkers
She listed several reasons why Swedish film is successful: Good infrastructure, skilled filmworkers, we are good at English, we are a safe, trustworthy and modern country where “everything” works and we have a fairly straightforward bureaucracy.
   For next year the export budget has been increased by 50 million SEK, partly to find new markets and partly to boost the creative industries.
   – So we can invest more in Cannes next year, with a bigger pavilion.

 
   In addition, May will be a month when all Swedish embassies worldwide will be promoting Swedish film.

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2011-12-13

Filmpool Nord Development is ending as a project the 15th of March 2012. Filmpool Nord will continue to work with development. Exactly how will be decided
as soon as we have evaluated these first three years.

 

We have received a large number of projects and will have to cease intake of new projects as from the 15th of December. 

 

With kind regards and x-mas greetings,

 

Sirel Peensaar, Project Manager

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2011-11-08

Now it’s only a week left to Filmkonvent ´11 in Luleå, 30.11.-1.12. Registration deadline is tomorrow, November 23rd. Register directly on the web at http://simplesignup.se/event/8421

 

Here is a list on participants who have already registered http://www.filmpoolnord.se/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Deltagare-Filmkonvent-20111121.pdf

 

Filmkonvent ’11 is a great meeting place, because we have long coffee breaks and a whole evening of good company and delicious food.

 

New this year is that the lectures and discussions are simultaneously interpreted for our international guests.

 

Filmkonvent ’11 will be attended by international names like Simon Perry, the chairman of the board of ACE with 40 years experience of co-production, and Richard Miller, a strategist with experience from both the finance world and Columbia Film School. Swedish minister for Trade, Eva Björling and Anna Serner, the new CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, will also take part in the convention.

 

The convention will deal with questions about art pirates and money; the new support programme of EU; the perks and pitfalls of adaptations; the fate of quality film; the future of feature film on Swedish television (SVT); Swedish children’s films. Concrete hints are also presented for how to solve the Gordian knot of gender equality.

 

Here is the whole programme.

 

 
Welcome to the meeting place for Swedish film – Filmkonvent ’11.

 

 
1 P.S Come and join Filmkonvent ‘11 Facebook group

 

2 P.S Filmpool Nord is on Facebook

 

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2011-10-20

 

This year Filmkonvent ´11 in Luleå 30.11.-1.12 is approaching. Here is some of this year‘s programme sessions. New this year is that the lectures and discussions are simultaneously interpreted for our international guests.

This year Film convention will be attended by the Swedish minister for Trade Eva Björling, who will speak about marketing Sweden with the help of cinema. We are also proud to present Anna Serner, the new CEO of the Swedish Film Institute. Sweden’s minister for Culture has further been invited and we expect a reply shortly. You’ll find the latest programme updates at our Facebook group – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=158849572787 – come and join us!

 
The convention will for instance deal with questions about the fate of quality film; the future of feature film on Swedish television (SVT); the film agreement – which seems to be “a never ending story”; Swedish children’s films. Concrete hints are also presented for how to solve the Gordian knot of gender equality. (Read more in the teaser)

 

This year will we gather at Norrbottensteatern and will therefore only be able to receive 300 film enthusiasts. Come and join us you too. Register directly on the web http://simplesignup.se/event/8421 Registration deadline is November 23rd.

 
According to tradition the film convention starts with lunch and check-in on Wednesday. The programme on Thursday ends at 2 p.m., when the closure lunch starts. It will be a late lunch, but sandwiches are available during the break before.
Welcome to the meeting place for Swedish film – Filmkonvent ’11.

 

We are looking forward of meeting you!

 

Best Wishes,

Per-Erik, Sirel, Lars-Eric, Berit, Katja, Anneli, Micke, Karin and Dennis

 

 

 

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2011-08-26

rr11_logoFilmpool Nord continues the co-operation with The Reikäreuna festival in Orivesi, near Tampere, Finland. Director Ingela Lekfalk visits the festival and her documentaries “Girls Around Twelve” and “How Could She” will be screened on Saturday, 10th September.

 
Reikäreuna is a little film festival with film screenings, discussions, art exhibitions, music and screenings for school. The festival takes place 8.-11.9.2011.

 
Read more about the festival.

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2011-08-23

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One of the most well known script consultants, Linda Aronson is coming to North Sweden in beginning of November. She will be holding a workshop for film workers in North Sweden.  The project Filmpool Nord Development is arranging the workshop.

Filmpool Nord Development is a project incubator aiming to develop ideas and projects/products within the audiovisual industry to better meet the national and international world of funding. The project incubator will continue until the spring of 2012.
Read more about Linda Aronson

Read more about Filmpool Nord Development

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2011-06-01

Sources2Workshops for screenwriters and teams of writers, producers or directors with feature film projects and creative documentaries in development. Seven-day session, coached development period, follow-up session.

 

Application deadline: 1st July 2011 for the workshop in Haparanda/Sweden, 17th – 25th November 2011, with the support of Filmpool Nord.
Requested: Feature film projects and creative documentaries
Application fee: Euro 100. Participation fee: Euro 1.800 per project/writer and Euro 900 per second/third person committed to the project.

 

Includes the seven-day session (accommodation + meals included, travel costs excluded), coaching during the re-writing period, and the second session of one day per project (accommodation, meals, travel costs excluded).

 

Between 1992 and 2011, SOURCES 2 realised more than 70 workshops and has been working in 19 European countries, supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European
Community and its partners, representing public and private organisations throughout Europe. The SOURCES 2 network includes film professionals from 25 countries. SOURCES 2 offers more than mere training; its unique mentoring approach has proven to be extremely successful and has helped to bring a considerable number of European films to the screen: 94 films have been made to date!

 

For guidelines, further information and application forms please visit www.sources2.de or contact our office: Renate Gompper – Marion Gompper – Myriam Wiedemann
SOURCES, Köthener Str. 44, 10963 Berlin, Germany
tel +49.30.8860211, [email protected], www.sources2.de

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2011-04-17

Maria SöderbergMaria Söderberg is attending Docu Regio’s forum ”Pitching and Networking in Europe”. There she will present her documentary “The Anti-Drug Force of Sankt Peterburg”. The documentary focuses on police men in Sankt Petersburg’s anti-drug squad. Filmpool Nord.is one of the co-producers.

 

www.crrav.com

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2011-03-23

Anna Serner, foto Per Myrehed The board of the Swedish Film Institute has appointed Anna Serner as the new CEO. She will take up the post on October 1st 2011.

 

Born in 1964, Anna Serner has a degree in law and is currently Managing Director of the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association (Tidningsutgivarna). For two years prior to this she ran her own marketing communications consultancy business, and was also CEO of the Advertising Association of Sweden (Reklamförbundet) from 1998-2006.

 

She has a wide experience of board level appointments, including Bergh’s School of Communication, Folkoperan, United Minds, Fanzingo and the magazine Dagens Samhälle, and has served as an expert on various Swedish government commissions, including one on copyright (2010). In addition, she has studied film and filmmaking at the Stockholm School of Film. Over the past 20 years she has given lectures and spoken widely on law, advertising, creativity and management.

 

One of Anna Serner’s briefs at the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association has been to examine the issues surrounding freedom of expression, and she has also been active in public debate on the role of the media in society.

 

Anna Serner:
– To be appointed CEO of the Swedish Film Institute is both an honour and a challenge. For me, film is one of the most important aspects of our culture, and I look forward to being involved in strengthening its role in the arts, in society and ultimately in democracy itself. It’s not enough to try to ensure that good films get made; we need to make our voices heard across the spectrum of public opinion.

 

Håkan Tidlund, chairman of the board of the Swedish Film Institute:
– We are delighted to have been able to recruit Anna Serner as the Swedish Film Institute’s new CEO. She combines both the experience and the personal skills necessary for this important position. We look forward with confidence to the way she will deal with our present and future challenges in the industry.
Bengt Toll will continue as acting CEO until 1st October, when he will step down to become the vice CEO and CEO’s deputy. This will ensure that we have a strong management team in place both from the short and long-term perspective.

 

Stockholm, 23 March 2011
Martin Frostberg
Swedish Film Institute

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2011-02-17

logga-arkivOn the new web site www.filmarkivet.se you have the opportunity to see unique archival moving image material that otherwise are rarely accessed; mainly shorts, non-fiction films, news-reels and commercials; films that reflect the transformation of Swedish society over the last century. Some 300 films are available when the site is launched in February 2011, a figure that will doubled before the end of the year

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2011-02-06

Breath, Dan Lestander

Artist Dan Lestander in Luleå Exploring the Hole in the Ice

 

Dan Lestander has during several years, been working with ice. Now his photographic art “Breath I, II, III” and the video “I´m Watching” has been admitted to Liljevalch’s Spring Salon 2011 in Stockholm. Why are you working with ice, Dan?

 

   – I like ice and skate a lot.  Ice is between sky and see – the hole in the ice becomes an opening, a window. You can move between different elements. Ice belongs to the environment I live in. Ice is both an obstacle and a possibility.  When ice is part of my art, I feel that my roots are a part of the artwork. 

 
    Last year Lestander´s  earlier video-art  “Dreams and Wishes” was screened at Liljevalch’s Spring Salon 2010. Now the video is included in Art:Screen´s collection of Swedish art video that will shown at Beaconsfield, Canteen Gallery in London;  Rotterdam International Film Festival and at Athens Video Art Festival in spring 2011. The video “Dreams and Wishes” is also included in the screening program Cologne OFF, which is a touring festival in and outside Europe during 2011. What does all this mean to you?

 

   – It´s great, an appreciation for what you do. It is important that other people see what I‘m doing – as it can lead to exciting encounters. Art is all about communication.  My work start processes within other persons. That is also stimulating for me.

 

Liljevalch’s Spring Salon will be open until 28th of March 2011. For more information see

http://www.liljevalchs.se/english/exhibition-programme-2011/

 

 
text: Katja Härkönen

 

 

 Breath 3, Dan Lestander    Dreams and Wishes, Dan Lestander            
 “Breath III” of Dan Lestander    “Dreams and Wishes” of Dan Lestander            
                 
                 
           

 

 I am Watching, Dan Lestander                
“I’m watching you” of Dan Lestander                
                 
             
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2011-01-25

Guldbaggen,foto Jan Göransson, SFIThe 2010 jury comprised of – Nils Petter Sundgren, Pia Johansson, Jannike Åhlund, Bengt Forslund, Klaus Härö, Anna Carlson and the Guldbaggejury chairman Eva Swartz Grimaldi (not voting) – has chosen the following as Guldbagge winners 2010 at a meeting held Monday January 17th 2011.

 

 
Best Picture
Sebbe
Producers: Rebecka Lafrenz and Mimmi Spång

 

 
Best Director
Pernilla August
for Beyond / Svinalängorna

 

 
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Alicia Vikander
for her role as Katarina in Pure / Till det som är vackert

 

 
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Joel Kinnaman
for his role as JW in Easy Money / Snabba Cash

 

 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Outi Mäenpää
for her role as Aili in Beyond / Svinalängorna

 

 
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Peter Dalle
for his role as Gösta in Behind Blue Skies / Himlen är oskyldigt blå

 

 
Best Screenplay
Lisa Langseth
for her script for Pure / Till det som är vackert

 

 
Best Cinematography
Aril Wretblad
for his cinematography in Easy Money / Snabba Cash

 

 

 

Best Foreign Language Film
Lourdes
Director: Jessica Hausner

 

 
Best Short Film
Tussilago
Director: Jonas Odell

 

 
Best Documentary Film
Regretters / Ångrarna
Director: Marcus Lindeen

 

 
Guldbagge Awards for Best Achievement among film professions not already recognized with a Guldbagge.

 

 

Best Achievement

Magnus Börjeson (composer), Ola Simonsson (director), Johannes Stjärne Nilsson (director), Sound of Noise The jury’s motivation:

For masterly putting together sound and music in Sound of Noise.

 

 

Åsa Mossberg, editor, Beyond / Svinalängorna The jury’s motivation:

For her sensitive and analythic stringency in editing Beyond / Svinalängorna

 

 
Jeanette Klintberg, Casting Director, Snabba Cash / Easy Money The jury’s motivation:

For her accurate choices of actors in Easy Money / Snabba Cash

 

 
The Board of the Swedish Film Institute has also made the following awards:

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Actress Mona Malm

 

 

The Gullspira Award 2011
(for extraordinary contributions in films for children)

Producer Lisbet Gabrielsson

 

 

 
The Audience Award

Änglagård – tredje gången gillt
Director: Colin Nutley

 

 
Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm 24 January 2011

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2010-12-21

Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale, foto Mika Orasmaa

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011!

 

 

Per-Erik, Sirel, Lars-Eric, Katja, Stina, Sarah, Mikael, Anneli, Berit, Karin and Dennis

 

 

This year, Filmpool Nord has purchased a UNICEF Inspired Gift, providing 30 mosquito nets, 300 doses polio vaccine, 30 packaging of high energy milk, 1 school in a box, 1000 rehydration bags and a Baby Weighing Scale.

 

The mosquito Nets will provide protection for 30 families against malaria – a major child-killer disease. The innovative ‘School-in-a-Box’ will help UNICEF set up a temporary school for at least 40 children during times of emergency.

 

 

See the video greeting with the Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt
http://www.unicef.se/gift_certificates/c5fbb9e5ed4e7f43aebe5f8256f1dd688cf6e029

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2010-12-08

Cissi Elwin, foto Marie-Therese KarlbergCissi Elwin Frenkel has announced her intention to step down from her post as CEO of the Swedish Film Institute where she’s been since August 2006.

 

Cissi Elwin Frenkel:
– I’m very grateful for these four very eventful years in Swedish film, both nationally and abroad. Sweden has ruled the world with the success of the Millennium trilogy, our talents has been handpicked to Hollywood and our documentaries made inpact on politics on an international level. I feel such great humbleness and love for all filmmakers working in harsh conditions, still realizing all these films.

 

– Also, I’m very thankful having had the opportunity to work at Swedish Film Institute. This ”concrete bunker” being the Film House is, contrary to what some might think, not a nest of bureaucrats but filled with passionate film lovers, working hard to make Swedish film the very best.

 

Cissi Elwin Frenkel leaves the Swedish Film Institute with effect from 2011 to take up the CEO and director post at Chef magazine from March 1.

 

Håkan Tidlund, Chairman of the Film Institute:
– I really regret Cissi’s decision to leave us. She’s been a strong force in modernising the Film Institute during her years as CEO, both when it comes to the internal organisation and also by shaping our system for film support.
Her methodic and engaged commitment in changing the Film Institute has contributed to increasing the standard of Swedish film which has seen a bigger recognition both in cinema attendances and at international film festivals. Further, Cissi’s been dear both to internal and external colleagues and been a skilful representative for Swedish film.
– Soon film politics moves in to a critical situation with negotiations for a new film agreement. Cissi’s groundwork is excellent, gathering a wide politic support for a broader agreement and observing that Swedish film needs and deserves a strong effort. Now, acting CEO Bengt Toll will continue this work in the same manner. At the same time we start the process of recruiting a new CEO at the Film Institute.

 

Press Release from Swedish Film Institute

Stockholm, 7 December 2010

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2010-11-16

Between two fires, photo: Kenneth PaulssonAgnieszka Lukasiak ‘s feature film “Between Two Fires” won The Interfilm Church Prize during The Nordic Film Days in Lübeck in the beginning of November.

 

 

Statement of the Jury:

 

“Marta, a young woman, flees Belorussia in search of protection from violence and abuse. In Sweden, where she hopes to find refuge, she encounters cold administrative structures and only rare moments of human warmth. Agnieszka Lukasiak, the director and her protagonist Magda Poplawska succeed in depicting the manifold aspects of the situation which asylum seekers encounter in an authentic way. Marta preserves her human dignity even though she is forced to make sacrifices in a bureaucratic and cold system.”

 

http://www.luebeck.de/filmtage/en/news/meldungen/20101107-1.html

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2010-10-20

Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports’ took top honors at Sitges Festival

 

Jalmari Helander’s dark, Scandanavian film “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” walked away with the top honors at Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, winning the Maria for Best Film. Helander snagged the best directing award, while cinematographer Mika Orasmaa took a nod for his work on the yuletide tale.

 

The Sitges festival, one of Europe’s top genre events,  was taking place from 7th to 17th of October in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia.
http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng/

 

Rare Exports is a co-production between Sweden, Finland and Norway. The Swedish co-producer is Anna Björk from Davaj Film, Luleå and Filmpool Nord. Jalmari Helander is the director and screenwriter of the film.

 

Here comes a link to the official UK and Ireland Film Webside for Rare Exports – a Christmas Tale

http://www.iconmovies.co.uk/

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2010-09-17

tiff2010CALL FOR ENTRIES: Films from the North

Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway’s largest film festival, invites short and documentary films to participate in its sidebar FILMS FROM THE NORTH.  For the eleventh year running, FILMS FROM THE NORTH will present new shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and northern Canada. We invite films wherein the subject, the production or the director is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada to participate.

 

The Tromsø Palm Award
Selected films can be shown in or out of competition. The Tromsø Palm (Tromsøpalmen) will be awarded to the best film in competition, along with a prize of 5000 Euro to the film’s director.

 

Film Submission
The submission deadline is October 15, 2010. A DVD copy of the film must be sent to us by October 20. Works-in-Progress are accepted.

 

Participating directors who attend TIFF will receive a travel grant, free accreditation and invitations to TIFF’s main events.

Submission form and further guidelines can be found at www.tiff.no

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2010-08-23

Rare Exports won the Variety Award in Locarno

“Rare Exports” won the Variety Piazza Grande Award at Locarno film festival. The prize, awarded by the critics of the American trade paper, is attributed to a film screened on the Piazza Grande as a world or international première. The prize recognizes a film that stands out for both its artistic qualities and its potential for theatrical release.

 

 

Read Variety´s analysis of “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale”
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117943330.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&nid=2562

 

 

Rare Exports is a co-production between Sweden, Finland and Norway. The Swedish co-producer is Anna Björk from Davaj Film, Luleå and Filmpool Nord. Jalmari Helander is the director and screenwriter of the film.

 

 

http://www.rareexportsmovie.com/en

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2010-07-24

Höstmannen/Syysmies, foto BokomotivThe film Autumn Man, directed by Jonas Selberg Augustsén, had its international premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival and won “the best fiction prize” at the short film competition.

 
Autumn Man was also screened at ’The Festival del film Locarno’ in Locarno, in Switzerland and won there the prize ‘Pardi di domani’ (Leopards of Tomorrow). The award means that the film will now be subtitled into three central European languages. The jury said: “We hope that this very good cold black comedy will, thanks to this prize, travel to hot countries.”

 

See more about the film www.hostmannen.se

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2010-07-20

Reikäreuna 2010Films from Filmpool Nord will be screened at the Reikäreuna festival in Orivesi, near Tampere in Finland. Documentaries, short films, animations and the feature film ”Let the Right One In” will be screened. Some of these films are in the Swedish minority language Meänkieli, for instance the animation “Kaisa & Harax”.

 

Reikäreuna is a little film festival with film screenings, discussions, art exhibitions, music and screenings for school. The festival takes place 9.-12.9.

 

The festival program will be publiced 2nd of August at the homepage.

 

http://www.reikareuna.com/?page_id=279

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2010-07-09

Höstmannen, foto Bokomotiv

Autumn Man in Australia and Switzerland

The film Autumn Man, directed by Jonas Selberg Augustsén, won earlier the novella film prize at Göteborg International Film Festival in February. Now it´s time for the international premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, July 22 – August 8, 2010. The film takes part in the short film competition.

 
   Autumn Man will also be screened and take part in the short film competition at the Swiss film festival in Locarno.’The Festival del film Locarno’ is one of the world’s oldest film festivals, founded in 1946. The Festival takes place in Switzerland between 4th and 14t of August.
  

 

The beautiful pictures and the Kaurismäki inspired hum our, has earlier fascinated the Swedish audience. Autumn man will now compete – as one of the first films made in the Swedish minority language Meänkieli – at the international film festivals. Meänkieli is spoken in North Sweden at the Finnish border. We wish the film good luck and hope for an international success.

 

Read more about the film

 

www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au
www.pardo.ch

 

 

text: Katja Härkönen
foto: Bokomotiv

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2010-03-23

Rare Exports on the clipboard in Finland

Rare Exports, a hard-boiled Christmas carol is now in post-production in Finland. Inside the mountain Korvatunturi, 486 meters deep down, is the most guarded secret of Christmas buried. Now is the time to dig it out. An American research team examines the mountain and starts to dig it out. The day before Christmas Eve is the glacier on the Mountain stained with blood and on the snow lies the remains of hundreds of dead reindeer. After this Christmas, everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Rare Exports is a co-production between Sweden, Finland and Norway.  The Swedish co-producer is Anna Björk from Davaj Film, Luleå and Filmpool Nord. Jalmari Helander is the director and screenwriter of the film.

The film will have a premieré in the beginning of December.
http://www.rareexportsmovie.com/en

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2010-03-16

Filmpool Nord DevelopmentProject Filmpool Nord Development has received a large number of project proposals. Many more than we could dream of! But to keep up with, we now have a break in intake between 31st of March and 31st of August. Furing that time
we are not accepting new proposals but concentrate on the projects that are already in the “incubator”.

You are again welcome in your project proposal in September.

Read more about the project at
http://www.filmpoolnord.se/projekt/filmpool-nord-development/?lang=en

With Best Regards

Sirel Peensaar, Project Manager

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2010-02-02

I stället för Abrakadabra, foto David Grehn

Instead of Abracadabra of Patrik Eklund is nominated for an Oscar

Instead of abracadabra is one of the five Oscar-nominated short films. This year’s Oscar gala broadcasts from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on 7 March.

The film tells about Tomas who is a little bit too old to still be living with his parents, but his dream of becoming a magician leaves him with no other option. Bengt, his father, just wants him to grow up and get a proper job. At dad’s birthday party Tomas gives his parents, the birthday guests and first and foremost the beautiful new neighbour Monica a bizarre magic show. Patrik Eklund has written and directed the film. It is produced by Mathias Fjellström at. Instead of abracadabra is a co-production between Filmpool Nord, Film i Västerbotten and is produced with support from Swedish Film Institute.

Instead of Abracadabra was also Guldbagge nominated and Eklund won Startsladden at Göteborg International Film Festival with the film. Instead of Abracadabra was also  screened last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Academy Awards:
http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/82/nominees.html

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2010-01-18

Perish, foto Levain Film DevelopmentAs the only Swedish producer participates Steve Mielle from Luleå with his production company “Levain Film Development” in the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2010, where he represents film project “Perish”.

 

Perish the movie is a thriller, where a young couple grieve over the death of their son while his unborn sister, frozen at minus 196ºC, will stop at nothing for her chance to live.
The seventh Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 14-16, 2010) will bring the producers and directors of 37 selected film projects from 22 countries together with 450 potential co-production and financial partners. For each of these projects, the Berlinale Co-Production Market’s team will arrange numerous thirty-minute one-on-one meetings with interested potential partners.The Berlinale Co-Production Market’s success rate is impressive: 40% of the projects selected – that is, over 90 films – have already been completed.

 

Director for the film “Perish” is Catherine Lens Drum. The production companies behind the film are “Bright Pictures” from Great Britain and “Levain Film Development” from Sweden. “Perish” is a part of Filmpool North Development project and Filmpool Nord as a Swedish co-producer will finance the film.

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2010-01-08

Malin Crépin som Eva, foto Johan Paulin

Nominations for the 2009 Guldbagge Awards

In 2009 Swedish film was extremely successful, and now it’s time to present the nominations for the Guldbagge Award. With four nominations each The Girl, Glowing Stars and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are in the lead, followed by The Wedding Photographer and Starring Maja with 3 nominations each.

Malin Crépin gets her first Guldbagge nomination for her role as Eva in the film “In Your Veins”. Filmpool Nord is a co-producer for “In Your Veins”. Crépin has awarded prize Rising Star in the Stockholm International Film Festival 2008.

A jury of 34 members has voted in a secret ballot for the following nominations for the 2009 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film awards. The nominations are listed alphabetical in order.

Best Film

I taket lyser stjärnorna/Glowing Stars
Producer: Anders Landström

Män som hatar kvinnor/ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Producer: Søren Stærmose

Prinsessa/Starring Maja
Producer: Sandra Harms

Best Director

Fredrik Edfeldt
for Flickan / The Girl

Teresa Fabik
for Prinsessa / Starring Maja

Lisa Siwe
for I taket lyser stjärnorna / Glowing Stars

Best actress in a leading role
Malin Crépin
for her role as Eva in I skuggan av värmen / In Your Veins

Stina Ekblad
for her role as May Fjellgren in Det enda rationella / A Rational Solution

Noomi Rapace
for her role as Lisbeth Salander in Män som hatar kvinnor / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best actor in a leading role
Claes Ljungmark
for his role as Sven-Erik in Det enda rationella / A Rational Solution

Olle Sarri
for his role as Krister in Apan / The Ape

Björn Starrin
for his role as Robin in Bröllopsfotografen / The Wedding Photographer

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Annika Hallin
for her role as mother Liv in I taket lyser stjärnorna / Glowing Stars

Anki Lidén
for her role as grandmother Ingrid in I taket lyser stjärnorna / Glowing Stars

Tova Magnusson
for her role as Anna in Flickan / The Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kjell Bergqvist
for his role as Jonny in Bröllopsfotografen / The Wedding Photographer

Joel Kinnaman
for his role as Frank Wagner in Johan Falk – Gruppen för särskilda insatser

Sven-Bertil Taube
for his role as Henrik Vanger in Män som hatar kvinnor / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Screenplay
Karin Arrhenius
for her script for Flickan / The Girl

Teresa Fabik
for her script for Prinsessa / Starring Maja

Ulf Malmros
for his script for Bröllopsfotografen / The Wedding Photographer

Best Cinematography
Hoyte van Hoytema
for his cinematography in Flickan / The Girl

Eric Kress
for his cinematography in Män som hatar kvinnor / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Peter Mokrosinski
for his cinematography in Flickan som lekte med elden / The Girl Who Played with Fire

Best Foreign Language Film
A jury of 15 members has voted in a secret ballot for the following nominations for the 2009 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Das weiße Band / The White Ribbon
Director: Michael Haneke

Aruitemo aruitemo / Still Walking
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Vals Im Bashir / Waltz with Bashir
Director: Ari Folman
Best Short Film and best Documentary Film
At a meeting held on 15 December 2009, a special committee agreed on the following nominations for the 2009 Guldbagge Awards in the Best Short Film and Best Documentary Film categories.

A Good Friend of Mr. World
Director: Axel Petersén

Drömmar från skogen / Dreams from the Woods
Director: Johannes Nyholm

Skrapsår / Scratches
Director: Gabriela Pichler

Best Documentary Film
Drottningen och jag / The Queen and I
Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani

Ebbe – The Movie
Directors: Jane Magnusson and Karin af Klintberg

Videocracy
Director: Erik Gandini

More awards at the ceremony
Three more awards will be given out for best achievements, in fields not already award with a Guldbagge. Further, the Award of honour will be presented, as well as the Gullspira (for extraordinary contributions in films for children) as well as the Audience award.

The Guldbagge Awards ceremony will be held 25 January 2010 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) will be broadcasting the event live.

Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

Stockholm the 8th of  January 2010

Martin Frostberg
Swedish Film Institute
Box 27126
102 52 Stockholm, Sweden
Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1
[email protected]
+ 46 8 665 12 12
+ 46 703 48 93 33
www.sfi.se

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2009-12-21

Filmpool Nord önskar dig god jul 2009With Best Wishes Per-Erik, Sirel, Lars-Eric, Katja, Rebecca, Michael, Anneli, Berit, Karin, Dennis, Sarah and Peder

Filmpool North bought a tonne of porridge to the children and their families during the food crisis and other emergency situations. One ton of pure porridge is enough to fill 1 500 children for one week. Read the Christmas Greeting Card as pdf file.

Watch video greeting from Mikael Persbrandt
http://www.unicef.se/gift_certificates/c5fbb9e5ed4e7f43aebe5f8256f1dd688cf6e029

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2009-12-10

foto C-L Persson

Democracy Council of Constance with Filmpool North and the People’s Houses Boden offered on Thursday in a debate night, where discussed everything from the only female oben to ice hockey and films. 60 pupils from the Music School in Boden, 10 politicians and other public came to Sagabiografen to discuss.

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2009-12-08

Patrik Eklund foto Katja HärkönenFor the second consecutive year Patrik Eklund from Northern Sweden is competing with a film at the Sundance Film Festival Park City, USA. This time the film is  “Seeds of the Fall” which is a low-key drama about a middle-aged couples. In addition, Patrik Eklund’s last film “Instead of Abracadabra”  is shortlisted for an Oscar nomination.

“Seeds of the Fall” was recorded in Luleå in November 2008. Patrik Eklund has written and directed the film and it is produced by Mathias Fjellström the production company Direktörn & Fabrikörn   in cooperation with Filmpool Nord, SVT and Film i Västerbotten. “Seeds of the Fall” had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year and won the Critics Week Grand Prize, Grand Prix Canal +.

Patrik Eklund’s last film, “Instead of Abracadabra”, has been short listed – in the category Live Action Short Films – an Academy Award nomination, which means that in ten short films to five selected and announced at a press conference on February 2, 2010 at Samuel Goldwyn Theater. “Instead of Abracadabra” was a success at last year’s Sundance Festival.
More about the short listed short films: http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2009/20091204.html
More about the Sundance Film Festival: http://festival.sundance.org/2010/

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2009-12-08

Jenny Gud och tystnad

Documentary filmmaker Ingela Lekfalk from Luleå has received the prestigious Best International Alternative Lifestyle Documentary prize for the film “Jenny, God and the silence” of NYIFF New York International Film Festival.

 

 “Jenny, God and the Silence”, a documentary that takes place in a surrounding where there is far from certain that you will be accepted for who you are. Jenny studies to become a priest in Sweden, she is young, a woman and married to Linda. “Sometimes I wonder what that silence means, the one who comes after I tell people I’m married to a woman,” Jenny says. Ingela Lekfalk followed Jenny during her last academic year. “I am so incredibly pleased with this award, Jenny has broken a silence, which was not easy for her, it makes me proud and concerned.”

 

“Jenny, God and the Silence” premiered in August 2008. Since the Government had not yet decided whether to introduce a gender-neutral marriage law in Sweden.

 

 

Documentary Awards (International)

 

Best International Political Documentary – Exarchia-Culture Shock

Best International Social Documentary – Best Foot Forward

Best International Biographical Documentary – Blas: The Man and His
Legend

Best International Art Documentary – The Courage of Lassie

Best International Inspirational Documentary- Fearless

Best International Cultural Documentary – In Search of Yiddish

Best International Alternative Lifestyle Documentary- Jenny -God and the
Silence

Best International Investigative Documentary – Rape in the Ranks: The
Enemy From Within

Best International Student Documentary – Stephen’s Journey

Best International Nature Documentary – Arsy-Versy

http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/

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2009-12-04

Filmkonvent '09 publik The entire Swedish film industry and some foreign guests met for two days in Luleå to discuss the film policy and socialize. There was an energetic glow in the discussions: Swedish film feel better than ever, yet there is much that can be improved.

On Wednesday said representatives of the four regional film production centers, why they are disappointed with Mats Svegfors film study: film Inquiry advocate centralization where the regional production centers are forgotten.

Swedish Film Institute believes that the regional resource centers in Sweden should focus on child and youth activities,  but not on a professional short film and documentary production. Malin Lagergren from Film in Dalarna are questioning this effort to centralize the production of short films and documentaries. She believes instead that it should increase aid to the resource that they can work with both cultural activities and film production.

On Thursday discussed Dramatic Institute weak relationship to the film industry a reality. Producer Helen Ahlsson former DI-student told me that she had no education in their teaching about the distribution, deployment, addressing the audience and international production worldwide.

Film ’09 convention ended with the secret guest Gunnar Bergdahl bl. a. suggested that we should forget all quotas and instead share the Swedish Film Institute’s money so that half goes to female directors, producers, script writers etc and the other half to the male film makers.

In a year we meet again in Luleå during the first week of December and see what’s next film, the year 2010 has come up with.

text: Katja Härkönen

photo: Sarah Arildsson

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2009-12-03

mitra-och-valentinaFilm Prize “Filmspark” in 2009 was awarded to animator and documentary filmmaker Mitra Sohrabian and television director and documentary filmmaker Valentina Svensson. The award ceremony took place in connection with Film ’09 Convention the 2nd of December  during a dinner at the House of Culture in Luleå. This was the seventh consecutive year that the film prize was distributed. This year, the price of SEK 50 000, which is shared between two winners. The prize is awarded annually by Filmpool North, Academy of Norrbotten and Luleå.

 

 

text: Katja Härkönen
photo: Sarah Arildsson

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2009-11-30

Filmkonvent '09Last entry for the Filmkonvent ’09 was on November 26, but you can still sign up for, read more  in Swedish on Filmkonvent sidan 

This year, 271 people meet at Norrbottensteatern and discuss film in Luleå, from the 2nd to 3rd of December. Film Convention ’09 addresses Film Inquiry which has recently been presented. We have invited representatives of the parliamentary advisory board which followed Film Inquiry to discuss.  During the convention following themes will be discussed: film education in Sweden, the proportion of foreign money in Swedish film and production of short-and documentary film.

Welcome to the year’s best venue for Swedish film – Film Convention ’09!

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2009-11-27

roadmovie-loggaThe project Road Movie 2009, Folkets Hus and Democracy Council invites you to a showing of Eric Gandinis documentary Videocracy and debate  about democracy, fame, media and gender.

 

Welcome to Sagabiografen in Boden, Thursday 3 / 12 at. 18:30
Free entrance.

 

Lena Abrahamsson, Professor of Work Science from Luleå University of Technology, journalist Karin Sjöberg from Publishers Club, Democracy Council Vice President Egon Palo, upper-secondary students who have participated in TV4’s show, local politicians and Åsa Lundmark from the project Road Movie 2009  are attending the discussion.

 

The evening starts with us showing Erik Gandinis documentary Videocracy on Berlusconi’s Italy. After the film screening are held discussion.

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2009-11-23

Murmansk, Mikael, Valentina och Gunilla, foto Ulf BoströmThe international festival of documentary films and television programs “The Northern Character” in Murmansk became an award banquet for filmmakers from Norrbotten. Gunilla Bresky won the Grand Prix with “A Gray Blanket with Embroidered Flowers.” Ulla Lyttkens (director) and Mona Mörtlund (manuscript) won the short film category, with short film “I want to go home”. KI Michael Johansson received an award for best cinematography in the film “The Old Man and Eagles.” Valentina Svensson received a diploma for her film “Confession”.

 

“The Northern Character”  is a big festival with over 100 films and television programs. Attendees to the festival come from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia.

 

See the festival website: The Northern Character, a television and film festival in Murmansk 16-20 november

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2009-11-23

Åsa Lundmark, foto Aina BleikvassliThe project Road Movie 2009 and film screenings are in full swing.

 

Road movie has arranged screenings in Jokkmokk. First was the short film “Maud and Leo” premiere. It is a short film that is filmed in Northern Sweden with Marika Lindström in the lead role. The premiere was arranged in Jokkmokk on the 7th of November and during that evening was other short films also shown .

 

A week ago,organized Road Movie 2009 also  a film session for senior citizens and high school students in Jokkmokk. Pensioners and young people talked together about the similarities and differences in how it can feel as young and old after watching the short films “Hilma” and “Fan ta dom”.

 

Road Movie 2009rolls on. Everyone is welcome to the screening in cinemas.  Among the forthcoming events are given as a tour with Filmpool North’s best short films and a hot debate on democracy, the media and fame. Follow the project’s viewing schedule on our website.  Welcome!

 

text: Katja Härkönen
photo: Aina Bleikvassli

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2009-11-19

Ingela Lekfalk, foto: Katja HärkönenCounty Council’s development grant Rubus arcticus, which is one of Sweden’s largest art and cultural grants, were distributed in the council house in Luleå today. Four fellows may Rubus arcticus-scholarship at SEK 100,000 each.

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s fellows are:

Ingela Lekfalk, documentary filmmaker, director and radio producer, Luleå.
Gun Olofsson, musician, actor, composer, producer and lyricist, Vittangi.
Jonas Selberg Augustsén, director and screenwriter, from Harads, lives in Stockholm.
Sara Edström, artist, runs the Gallery Sister, Luleå.

 
Congratulations!

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2009-11-14

Låt den rättaThe film “Let me in”, which is a remake of the Swedish vampire film “Let the Right One In”, has started filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The American remake is produced by UK company Hammer Films and the Swedish EFTI, who produced the original film.

 

Read the rest of Annika Phams article at Cineurope.

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2009-11-09

filmkonvent_logoFilmpool Nord welcomes you to this year’s best venue for Swedish film – Filmkonvent ’09 in Luleå.

There is more information about the program in Swedish at Filmkonvent sidan

Register NOW, last day for registration is the 26:th of November.

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2009-11-08

Filmgymnasiet

Sorry this entry is only available  in Swedish. The article is about a studentfilm made in Luleå. You can see the trailer of the film “Det neutrala landet” at You Tube.

 

Johan Sundkvist och Peter Larsson från filmgymnasiet i Luleå, presenterade under Arctic Filmfestival i Kiruna det pågående arbetet med filmen ”Det neutrala landet”.

 

”Det neutrala landet” berättar om en gammal man Erling, vars minnen väcks till liv när kvarlevorna av en man i tyskmagasinet hittas. Regissören Johan Sundkvist kallar filmen för sin lilla bebis. Han tänker att filmen kan ge honom en bra grund för framtida arbete inom film:
   – Det blir kanske en novellfilm någon gång i framtiden”, säger den unga regissören.

 

Hela filmgymnasieklassen var involverad i filmen och många människor ställde upp frivilligt för att hjälpa till med inspelningen. 
   – Rolf Degerlund ville ha en roll i filmen. Först visste jag inte vem det var och sa att det inte fanns någon roll kvar. Men när jag sen hörde att han är en av Sveriges mest kända skådespelare, var jag glad att han ville vara med. Rolf Degerlund spelar kock i filmen, berättar Johan Sundkvist.  Anton Raukola spelar filmens huvudroll och många andra skådespelare från Norrbottensteatern är också med i filmen.
 
”Det neutrala landet” spelades in på Rödbergsfortet i Boden. Både Johan Sundkvist (till höger i bilden) och Peter Larsson, som är filmens fotograf (till vänster i bilden) tycker att de har lärt sig mycket under filminspelningen:
   – Vi har upplevt hur man gör film. Det skulle man inte ha kunnat lära sig även om man skulle ha läst massor av böcker.

 

 ”Det neutrala landet” har premiär den 9 december på Saga Biografen i Boden. Senare blir det visningar runt om i Norrbotten och på olika festivaler. Se filmens trailer på You Tube.

 

 

text och stillbild: Katja Härkönen

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2009-11-07

kiruna2009-016Magnus Fredriksson’s 28-minutes animation ”Lukas’ Dad is not a Rabbit” was screened with other short films under the titel “100% Kiruna” during The Arctic Light Filmfestival. The director thought that it was terrible to see his own film. But the audience was pleased. After the screening a man from the audience said to Magnus : “When I have seen this kind of animation, I feel proud to be from Kiruna”.

 

 

A tip for a Christmas present: The animation ”Lukas’ Dad is not a Rabbit” is now for sale on DVD at  www.bortbyting.com

 

text and photo: Katja Härkönen

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2009-11-02

ajkAt The Arctic Light Film Festival in Kiruna you can soon see a new animation called  ”Busshållplatsen” (“Bus Stop”) by Magnus Fredriksson. The animation is screened before the film” The September Issue” on Friday 6th of  November at 20.45. Welcome!

 

Magnus is now working with a new web series called ”Alice, Jonas & Kappa”. The series is about bored Jonas, his quiet friend Kappa and wise Alice. Both Jonas and Kappa love Alice. But in this love fight there will be no winner – only losers. The series will be made in six episodes with each film 1,5 minutes. The series will have its opening night on You Tube in the beginning of next year. The animations are produced by the company Bortbyting with Filmpool Nord as a co-producer.

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2009-10-29

20081105-_dsc0664The on going São Paulo International Film Festival has a distinct Swedish feel this year with Swedish entries in the competition, a Swedish retrospective and a Swedish co-production forum. In total, more than 35 Swedish films are being screened at the festival, which runs until 5 November. Visitors to one of Latin America’s biggest film festivals right now are gaining a good insight into Swedish film.

 

One of the films in the competition in São Paulo is “The King of Ping Pong” (Ping-pongkingen). Director Jens Jonsson is at the festival to discuss his film with the public.  

 

A series of short films is also being shown under the heading “Sweden Festival – Short Movies”, with a special focus on one of Swedish film’s great hopes, Patrik Eklund. Both Jens Jonsson and Patrik Eklund have their roots in Northern Sweden and Filmpool Nord has been co-producering their films.

 

Read more at the homepage of  Swedish Film Institute

 

photo: David Grehn

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2009-10-22

Låt den rätte komma in from Filmpool Nord on Vimeo.

“Let the Right One In” was one of the most popular Swedish films last year. This vampire story tells us about the love between two young people in an environment where darkness and snow creates its unique atmosphere. This film was to a large extent filmed in Luleå with Filmpool Nord as one of its co-producers.

 

Matt Reeves is now directing the American version of “Let the Right One In”. The name of the remake is “Let Me In”. Overture Film announced recently that Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Chloe Moretz have been cast in “Let Me In”. The filming begins in New Mexico. The remake will be released in January 2010. Read article in “Cinematical”.

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2009-10-22

Patrik Eklund i CannesPatrik Eklund won with his short film “Seeds of the Fall” the prestigious best short film prize at the critics week in Cannes this year. The Critics’ Week is a parallel section of the Cannes film aimed at awarding new talented filmmakers. In the past the prize has been given to filmmakers such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, and Jacques Audiard. Remember the name Patrik Eklund and his short films “Seeds of the Fall”, “Instead of Abrakadabra” and “Situtation Frank”. His short fims are showed at international filmfestivals around world.

 

 

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2009-10-22

Between two fires, photo: Kenneth Paulsson

The new feature film “Between two fires” directed by Agnieszka Lukasiak will most likely have its première at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The film tells us about the escape of a young mother and daughter’s from threatening child trafficking in Belarus to a reception center for refugees in northern Sweden. As refugees she finds herself in a vulnerable situation and has to make extreme choices for herself end her daughter.

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