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Göteborg delivers its Dragon Awards

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      Dragon Awards to Company Orheim and Corpo Celeste This year's winner of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film is Kompani Orheim (Company Orheim), directed by Arild Andresen. Since 2011 the prize is worth the full sum of one million SEK and is thus one of the filmworld's biggest...

35th Göteborg International Film Festival inaugurated!

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Tonight the 35th edition of Göteborg International Film Festival was inaugurated. Opening film was the award-winning Swedish drama Avalon with Johannes Brost in the lead role. The audience can now look forward to ten days full of film screenings, seminars and parties!Sweden's Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth held an opening speech before the curtain went up, as did the Festival’s managing director Michael Fellenius and artistic director Marit Kapla. The Mai Zetterling scholarship w...

The Program for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is here!

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  The program for Göteborg International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Scandinavia, has been released. British Michael Winterbottom is awarded this year's Honorary Dragon Award for his outstanding achievements as a director. The film festival will have a sneak start January 26 with the gala film The Descendants by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne who will also be visiting the festival. The intense eleven days, January 27-Februar...

Swedenborg Short Film Festival 2011

 

Deadline for Submissions: 30th September 2011
Festival Screenings: 18th November 2011

The Swedenborg Short Film Festival 2011 is now open for entries and will place in the Swedenborg Society’s grade II listed neo-classical Hall. Following the success of last year, we hope the festival will continue to establish itself as an annual landmark event on the UK film calendar.

Featuring films of 30 mins or less, the heart of the Festival is to showcase the latest new and established talent. Films should respond to themes encountered in the work of scientist, philosopher, radical theologian and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772). Submissions are invited on a variety of themes and genres. Selected submissions will be screened to a public audience at Swedenborg Hall in central London; at the closing of the festival an award will be given for Best Film.

  • All film submissions must be sent in DVD format by post, with a completed application form (available to download here).
  • An administration fee of £5 is placed on all submissions.
To download an application form please visit the Swedenborg Society website or for more information contact nora@swedenborg.org.uk.

“Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies” exhibition at the Ghent Film Festival

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On the initiative of and in collaboration with the Ghent Film Festival, the Province of East Flanders presents “Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies”. The exhibition, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California, delves into the career and personal life of the legendary Swedish director. It will run from 4 October 2011 to 15 January 2012 in the Caermerskloos...

Stockholm International Film Festival announces a unique feature film production fund for female directors

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This November the Stockholm International Film Festival, together with Telia, the Swedish Film Institute and the Trade association of companies involved in the technical production of moving pictures in Sweden, will hand out a unique production fund for a feature film. The recipient will be a Swedish female director in the beginning of her career who will be given the opportunity to realize her film. The resulting film will premier at the Stockholm International Film Festival the following year....

Mikael Fellenius is new CEO of Göteborg International Film Festival

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Scandinavia's largest film festival's new CEO is Mikael Fellenius. He has 13 years experience from the Göteborg Opera, where he has worked as a Project Manager, Finance Manager, Sales Manager and Sponsorship Manager. He also has a background as a percussionist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and most recently Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, where he has worked as CEO since 2007. - It is with great enthusiasm I look forward to lead one of the largest, most beloved and respected cult...

She Monkeys wins Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Göteborg

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  She Monkeys This year's winner of the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is She Monkeys, directed by Lisa Aschan. The prize is one million SEK as of this year. The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award goes to the American film Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance. Another eight awards were handed out at Göteborg International Film Festival's Dragon Award Gala on Saturday night. Lisa Aschan's feature debut She Monkeys received this year's Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. ...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

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  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

The New Swedish Invasion of Poland

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor   First, a little history……..In the 17th century, Sweden waged a series of invasions against Poland which included a five year occupation known in Polish as Potop Szwedzki, "the Swedish Deluge”. The Poles successfully drove back the Swedish invaders in 1656 and celebrate with a holiday to commemorate their victory. Well, the Swedish are back, albeit under more friendly circumstances, for the l...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

Award ceremony at Göteborg

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival’s closing partyThe 32nd Göteborg International Film Festival closes tonight with an award ceremony at Börsen and a big party at Magasinsgatan. The following prizes are awarded:The Nordic Film Award, The Church of Sweden Film Award, The FIPRESCI Award, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the Producer Award Lorens, and the Viewer's Choice Award.The Nordic Film Award
The Göteborg International Film Festival's Nordic Film A...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are …

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 when the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. In 2008 Jaime Rosales got the award for his Solitary Fragments. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director.Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival's Bergman award with the wo...

The 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival Jury

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The Stockholm International Film Festival now reveals the names of the five people who will decide which film will be presented with the honorable Bronze Horse. This year’s jury consists of representatives from the world of film, television and theatre, and is chaired by screen writer and producer Jörn Donner.The festival jury presents the festival’s honorary award, the 16 lb Bronze Horse, to a film in the Stockholm XIX Competition. The jury also presents Aluminum Horses for best directoria...

Heavy Swedish Film presence at the Stockholm Fest

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Record Number of Swedish Films at the 19th Edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival Nov. 20-30With less than two months to go, the Stockholm International Film Festival is gearing up for 11 days of quality film from around the world that includes a record number of Swedish films. The festival presents nine new Swedish films, of which no less than four features will compete for the 16 pound Bronze Horse in this year´s Stockholm XIX Competition. In addition, the festival has for t¬h...

New record for Bergman Week 2008 on Fårö

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On the eve of the Bergman Week 2008 on Fårö, a record result in terms of visitors and sales was noted by the Bergman Week organisers. This year's programme was a bit expanded in comparison with last year's, containing more talks with former Bergman collaborators and a few more lectures on Bergman-related topics. Most of these were sold out. - The interest for Bergman's work has if anything grown since Ingmar's passing away last year, Jannike Åhlund, one of the organisers comments. This year w...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

Josef Fares’ Leo will open this year’s Stockholm film fest

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For the first time ever, a Swedish film opens the Stockholm film festival. Josef Fares latest film Leo will have its world premiere at the 18th international film festival, which takes place November 15-25. Leo celebrates his 30th birthday. Surrounded by family and friends, he toasts to the future. But as the party ends and Leo and his girlfriend walk back home, something happens which will forever change their lives. After great success with Jalla! Jalla! (2000), Kops (2003) and Zozo (2005), Sw...

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Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman

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The 18th Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman was one of the greatest directors ever and he will continue to inspire filmmakers, in Sweden and abroad. His exceptional work and distinguished artistry even shaped the image of Sweden and Swedes abroad. Ingmar Bergman’s influence on Swedish film and culture in general cannot be underestimated. During the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 15th-25th, the audience will be invited to reexplore ...

Göteborg International Film Festival and Ingmar Bergman

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The late Ingmar Bergman was very close and important to the Göteborg International Film Festival. He was the festival’s honorary president and showed great interest in the activities of the organisation.The festival is represented in the council of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. – In the first place you feel very sad because a human being has passed away. It is always sad when a person dies, and it always comes unexpected. Of course my thoughts go out to his family, nearest and dearest. Per...

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