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The Swedish Film Institute at Cannes Marché

Press Release Published: 2020-06-16 16:05 CEST

At this years Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, the Swedish Film Institute will co-host a webinar on inclusion in the film industry, as a follow up on the progress of the 50/50 by 2020 movement. Creating the New Normal: Intersectionality in the Film Industry, featuring amongst others Swedish Film Institute CEO Anna Serner, will take place on Monday June 22 and be open to the public.

Romcoms for youngsters and doc about surrogate mothers in California

Press Release Published: 2020-06-11 09:23 CEST

The latest projects to be granted production funding by the Swedish Film Institute include comedy and romance for young people, a kidnapping drama in Sinai, a deportation study from Auschwitz and a documentary on surrogate motherhood. And more.

Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature Pleasure selected for Cannes

Press Release Published: 2020-06-03 19:42 CEST

Today the Cannes Film Festival announced its Official Selection for 2020. Swedish filmmaker Ninja Thyberg's debut feature Pleasure, set in the American porn industry, has been selected. Three Swedish co-productions were also included: Sweat by Magnus von Horn, Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg and Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen.

Wild Card continues – a mega-boost for the filmmakers of tomorrow

Press Release Published: 2020-05-12 09:56 CEST

In 2018 the Swedish Film Institute launched Wild Card, a funding initiative enabling new film school graduates to develop a feature film idea. For the third consecutive year, Wild Card is now continuing to find the unique Swedish film voices of tomorrow. Applications open on 1 June, and the selected projects will be announced during the Stockholm Film Festival Industry Days in November.

Fitness, Colombia and gospel

Press Release Published: 2020-04-02 14:00 CEST

The latest projects to be awarded production funding from the Swedish Film Institute include Magnus von Horn’s Sweat on the vulnerability of social media, the documentary The Choir (Kören) by Amanda Pesikan about the Tensta Gospel Choir, and 14 short films.

Industry Announcements

Steffen Andersen-Møller – New head of International Department at the Swedish Film Institute

Industry Announcement Published: 2018-06-13 16:00 CEST

Steffen Andersen-Møller is to be the new Head of International Department at the Swedish Film Institute from 13 August this year.

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