2021-02-23 08:50Pressmeddelande

The Swedish Film Institute presents four webinars at Berlinale

Clockwise, from left: Ylva Habel, Anna Serner, Effie T. Brown, Emilia Roig and Matthijs Wouter Knol. (Photo by Staffan Carlsson, Jessica Hanlon, press photo, Mohamed Badarne, Angela Regenbrecht/Berlinale)Clockwise, from left: Ylva Habel, Anna Serner, Effie T. Brown, Emilia Roig and Matthijs Wouter Knol. (Photo by Staffan Carlsson, Jessica Hanlon, press photo, Mohamed Badarne, Angela Regenbrecht/Berlinale)

Please join Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, for a conversation about intersectionality in practice, with guests who are shaping the landscape of the film industry. Beside the webinar Who Counts? there will be three other talks at the Berlinale, in collaboration with Scandinavian Films.


Monday, March 1, 14:00-15:00 (CET)

Who Counts?

The conversation will highlight tools and best practices that the audience can incorporate into their businesses daily and strategically, focusing on strategies and methods for working towards equity and against discrimination in film and television.


Effie T. Brown CEO, Gamechanger Films; Producer, Dear White PeopleReal Women Have Curves 

Dr. Emilia Roig Executive Director, Center for Intersectional Justice 

Matthijs Wouter Knol Director of the European Film Academy; former Director of the European Film Market


The event marks the international launch of the Swedish Film Institute’s report Which Women?, which looks at the impact of ethnicity, race, age and gender, on working conditions for women of color in the Swedish film industry.  The findings will be discussed by Anna Serner and researcher Ylva Habel, Assistant Professor at Södertörn Högskola in Stockholm, Sweden.


The report “Which Women?” is available for download here. 


The event is free and open to the public. Accreditation or pre-registration not required.
More info here: EFM Online

Scandinavian Films presents three webinars


These webinars, arranged by Scandinavian Films, are all moderated by journalist and editor Wendy Mitchell. All seminars are open to the public; accreditation is not required but you must register at www.scandinavianfilms.org

Tuesday, March 2, 11.0012.00 (CET)
Joining Forces: Collaborating for Strong Co-Productions

How are producers and funders thinking about the smartest and most successful co-productions for 2021 and coming years? Experts talk about the benefit of tapping into financial incentives as well as finding the right creative collaborators. Producers offer practical advice from recent and upcoming high-profile co-productions including Flee, Triangle of Sadness and Daniel.

Liselott Forsman
, CEO, Nordisk Film & TV Fond (Finland) 
Mike Goodridge, founder and producer, Good Chaos (UK)
Monica Hellström, producer, Final Cut for Real (Denmark)
Gudny Hummelvoll, producer, Hummefilm, and president, European Producers Club (Norway)
Riina Sildos, founder and producer, Amrion Productions (Estonia)

Wednesday, March 3, 11:00–12:00 (CET)
The Kids Are All Right: The Boom in Family Films
Children’s and family films, both live action and animation, have been audience favourites for years at the box-office. Now youth films are also much in demand on digital platforms. The experts address what kinds of kids’ films are the hottest sellers, what are the trends in storytelling for children, and what are the secrets for how these films cut through the noise to reach their target audience (and their parents).

Linda Hambäck, director and founder, LEE Film (Sweden)
Venla Hellstedt, partner and producer, Tuffi Films (Finland)
Solveig Langeland, founder and Managing Director, Sola Media (Germany)
Maryanne Redpath, Head of Berlinale Generation (Germany)
Kirstine Vinderskov, Channel Editor, Nordisk Film (Denmark)

Thursday, March 4,11:0012:00 (CET)
Deal or No Deal: Demystifying International Sales
What do producers need to know about working with international sales companies -- how do you find the right fit for your film and how do you best work with your sales agent throughout the process? What kinds of projects are selling well in 2021, and how can sellers create buzz with debut features by unknown talents? How is the changing festival landscape of 2021 and beyond impacted sales? 

Wendy Bernfeld,
founder and CEO, Rights Stuff (Netherlands)
Rikke Ennis
, founder and CEO, REinvent (Denmark)
Signe Leick Jensen
, producer and co-founder, Toolbox Film (Denmark) 
Heather Millard
, Head of International Productions & Financing, Compass Films (Iceland)
Jan Naszewski
, founder and CEO, New Europe Film Sales (Poland) 


Shooting Star


This year’s Shooting Star, actor Gustav Lindh, will 23-25 February participate in a programme arranged by European Film Promotion, where he will be introduced to producers, directors, casting agents and give interviews to international press.


Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent


Guldbagge Award-winning Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent by Amanda Adolfsson is competing for the Crystal Bear (public screening and award ceremony will take place later this summer). The film, produced by SF Studios, has been selected to Generation Kplus, the section for children’s film.


Snow Angels


The Swedish-Danish criminal drama Snow Angels, produced by Yellow Bird and Happy Ending for SVT and DR, will be screened at the festival. The series is written by Mette Heeno and directed by Anna Zackarisson. Among the cast are Eva Melander (Border), Josefin Asplund and Ardalan Esmaili – Shooting Star at Berlinale in 2019.


Berlin Film Festival will this year take place in two stages: one digital Industry Event from March 1 to 5, followed by Berlinale Summer Special from June 9 to 20, with public screenings in Berlin.


For more info on the Who Counts? seminar, please contact:

Petra Kauraisa petra@kauraisa.com

Hanna Söderstedt, The Swedish Film Institute: hanna.soderstedt@filminstitutet.se +46 8 665 13 64


For Scandinavian Films seminars, please contact:

Petter Mattsson, Festival Manager at The Swedish Film Institute: petter.mattsson@filminstitutet.se +46 8 665 11 34

Om Svenska Filminstitutet

The Swedish Film Institute works to promote film across the board – from idea to finished product, during launch in Sweden and around the world, and by preserving films for posterity in our archives. The Guldbagge Awards are Sweden’s leading film awards and have been presented by The Swedish Film Institute since 1964. In our database The Swedish Film Database you can search for information about all Swedish feature-length films released at the cinema since 1897.


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