Brottas till Berlin!

Grattis Eliza, Markus och Julia!

Moving Sweden filmen Brottas fortsätter väcka festivalintresse. Inte nog med att Julia Thelins film om vänskap är invigningskortfilm i Göteborg nästa fredag på mäktiga Draken och ingår i prestigefyllda Startsladden, igår blev det officiellt att filmen är uttagen i tävlan i Berlin i sektionen Generation Kplus.

Läs mer här om filmen och två till kortfilmer: Juck och Fisketur:

http://www.filminstitutet.se/sv/om-oss/press/pressmeddelanden/2018/fler-svenska-filmer-till-generation-i-berlin/

Allt gott!

/Helen

Annonser

European Film Awards

I helgen var det European Film Awards i Berlin, 30-årsjubileum i år.

The Square var nominerad till 5 priser men lyckades med konsstycket att vinna ännu fler. Hela 6 statyetter – Bästa film, bästa regissör, bästa manus, bästa manliga skådespelare (Claes Bang), bästa produktionsdesign (Josefin Åsberg). Helt otroligt. Grattis alla, grattis Plattform! Plattform var också representerade med den nominerade kortfilmen Fight on a Swedish beach !! av Simon Vahlne. Filmen hade premiär i Cannes. Tyvärr vann inte den utan filmen Timecode, en spansk festivalfavorit. Simon fick dock skriva autografer till unga fans, alltid nåt! 😸

Från scen hölls flera starka tal, bland annat av debuterande polska dokumentärregissören Anna Zamecka, som framhöll vikten av fria ocensurerade institutioner och finansiering utan politiska motiv. Hennes film Communion vann för bästa europeiska dokumentärfilm. Metoo-rörelsen uppmärksammades i flera inslag från scen, bl a av tunga kvinnliga europeiska producenterna Rebecka O’Brien, Ada Solomin, Helena Danielsson och Ewa Puszczynska.

Julie Delpy höll ett hysteriskt roligt/smärtsamt tal om svårigheterna att få sin film finansierad. Och hon tänkte hon fått sitt achievementpris bara för att hon överhuvudtaget orkat stå ut som kvinna i filmbranschen i 30 år. För att lösa finansiering nu hur som helst hade hon bestämt sig för att under galakvällen sälja lotter, priset var en frukost med henne. När jag träffade henne senare på kvällen var tyvärr alla lotter borta, handväskan sprängfylld med skrynkliga eurosar 😂 Tror dock mycket saknades fortfarande för att få ihop de 6 miljonerna som hon behövde ha innan 15 dec 😬 Filmfinansiering – tres dur!

Sundance-trio!

Hej!

Tre svenska grymma kortfilmer är uttagna till Sundance. Hurra och grattis till filmarna och teamen bakom Fettknölen av Jane Magnusson och Liv Strömquist, Min börda av Niki Lindroth von Bahr samt Turkkiosken av Bahar Pars! Alla tre filmerna har fått stöd av fd kortfilmskonsulenten Andreas Fock.

Följ gärna Filminstitutet på Twitter se nedan:

Glada hälsningar,

Helen

Read all about it: Ny kortfilmsfestival!

Hej!

Härliga nyheter för kortfilmen som konstform:

Läs här om den nya filmfestivalen som vår kära ex kollega Andreas Fock initierar nu:

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/scenkonstvasternorrland/pressreleases/film-vaesternorrland-storsatsar-med-ny-filmfestival-till-laenet-moejligheterna-aer-enorma-2246690

Film Fest Sundsvall äger rum den 12-15 april 2018.

Vi ses där!

/Helen

Grattis Amanda & Sanna!

Hej!

Omåttligt stolt och glad över att två av våra Moving Sweden filmer uppmärksammades i helgen vid Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmsfestival:

Bästa svenska kortfilm till Amanda Kernells I Will Always Love You Kingen och hedersomnämnande till Sanna Lenkens Nattbarn.

Njut motiveringarna här:

Bästa svenska kortfilm

Best Swedish Short Film

Uppsala Filmkaja and 50 000 SEK from the Short Film Commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute Erika Wasserman.

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, KINGEN by Amanda Kernell

Vi vill belöna en film som är ett porträtt av en ung och plågad själ som försöker fly från sig själv. Det inspirerade och unika manuset, filmfotot och skådespeleriet levererar med drabbande känslosamhet.

We would like to award a film which is a portrait of a young soul in pain, who tries to runaway from himself. The inspiring and unique script, cinematography & acting delivers a striking emotional impact.

Hedersomnämnande Special Mention

NATTBARN by Sanna Lenken

Vi vill ge ett hedersomnämnande till en film som skickligt berättar sin historia om en tonårsflicka som nyfiket närmar sig de vuxnas oberäkneliga värld. Regissören visar hennes solida karaktärer som mångfacetterade människor, och undviker alla klichéer och belönar oss med ett starkt berättande.

We would like to give a special mention to a film which skilfully tells a story of a teenage girl curiously entering the unpredictable world of the adults. The director shows her solid characters as versatile human beings, avoiding any possible cliches and awarding us with a strong storytelling.

Grattis även till hedersomnämnandet för

MIN BÖRDA av Niki Lindroth von Bahr och publikens pris till SKUGGDJUR av Jerry Carlsson! Alla priser och motiveringar hittar du här:

http://www.shortfilmfestival.com/assets/2017/10/Prisvinnare.pdf

Hej hopp!

/Helen

Gratis kortfilm på Filmhuset idag & imorgon!

Hej!

I Stockholm i helgen och vill bli inspirerad av ny spännande film?

Åk till Filmhuset där spänstiga filmfestivalen Stockmotion bjuder på massa film och intressanta samtal.

Läs mer på:

www.stockmotion.se

Eller

https://sv-se.facebook.com/stockmotion.se/

Skön filmhelg!

/Helen

And the winner is…

Hej!

Många starka och egensinniga filmer belönades igår på Nordisk Panorama i Malmö, bland annat AmandaKernells Moving Sweden film I will Always love you Conny.

Stort grattis till alla!

/Helen

Här kan du läsa om alla filmer och motiveringar:

The Award winners of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2017

On the night of the 26th of September the winners of the Nordisk Panorama Awards 2017 have been announced. The Awards Gala took place at Malmö City Town Hall and marks the end of a fantastic Nordisk Panorama Film festival 2017.

And the winners are:

Best Nordic Documentary

Winner

”Last Men in Aleppo” by Feras Fayyad (SY), 2017, 105 min, (Denmark, Syria, Germany).

Co-directed by Søren Steen Jespersen, Larm Film, DK

Motivation

The Award for the Best Nordic Documentary goes to this example of outstanding filmmaking portraying one of the greatest tragedies of our time. Risking their lives, with great respect for their characters and an impressive sensitivity to the complexity of war, the filmmakers take us into a world made up of choices that very few of us would be capable of making: Last Men in Aleppo.

Honary Mention

”Nowhere to Hide” by Zaradasht Ahmed (NO), 2016, 85 min, (Norway)

Motivation

We would like to give a special mention to a film that gives us a unique insight into the long-term consequences of war, from the perspective of an ordinary man whose life is turned upside-down: Nowhere to Hide.

Jury

Olivia Cooper-Hadjian, Cinema du Reél (France), Claire Aguilar, IDA (USA), Jerzy Sladkowski, Winner of the Best Nordic Documentary Award 2016 (Sweden)

About the Award

The Best Nordic Documentary Award is presented by the documentary jury to one of the 14 films in the Nordic Documentary Competition. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.

14 documentaries competed for the Nordic Documentary Award.

Sponsored by

The prize sum is 11,000 € and is sponsored by the Nordic public broadcasters DR, YLE, RUV, NRK and SVT.

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Best Nordic Short Film

Winner

Arr. for a Scene” by Jonna Kina (FI), 2017, 6 min, (Finland, France)

Motivation

This Award goes to a 5-minute long film shot on 35 mm in one take, because it shows the potential of what short film is when at its best. Shot within a short time, and thanks to the precise simplicity in the execution, it opens up multiple layers: for observation, perception and thinking. We see two people at work, creating something that is invisible – Sound.

There is no distraction, no unnecessary information: all the attention is on the different aspects of sound and how it’s being created.

It is a joy to watch the two foley artists coordinate with one another to create one layer of sound. Even though they are not looking at each other they seem to dance together. Every movement is carefully choreographed, rehearsed and performed with intense concentration. We cannot see what they are looking at – in fact they seem to look at us, the audience, while we are looking at them. Their performance creates a soundtrack for a movie that is not on the screen, but in the head of the viewer. Each viewer sees their own film in front of their inner eye, depending on his or her own individual imagination.

Slowly you start to realize that this soundtrack is familiar to you: the running water of a shower, a shower curtain, a stabbing. The individual imagination shifts into a collective remembrance of an iconic scene from the history of cinema.

As a staged documentary this film blurs the lines between cinema, theatre and art.

It is a film about filmmaking. But it is also a film about the shared experience of cinema.

And it brings us together by tapping into the collective memory we all have – the memory created by iconic movies. All this arranged in one scene and a few minutes.

Honorary Mention

”I Will Always Love You, Conny” by Amanda Kernell (SE), 2017, 31 min, (Sweden, Denmark)

Jury

Anna Henckel Donnersmark, Berlinale (Germany), Derek Tan, Viddsee (Singapore), Peter Larsson, Winner of Best Nordic Short Film Award 2016 (Sweden).

About the Award

The Best Nordic Short Film Award is presented by the short film jury to one of the 28 films in the Nordic Short Film Competition. The prize-winning film will qualify for consideration in the Short Film Category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided that the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The award goes to the director(s) of the film.

28 short films competed for the Nordic Short Film Award.

Sponsored by

The prize sum of 7,000 € is sponsored by the Nordic directors’ associations; Danish Film Directors, Directors Guild of Finland, Guild of Icelandic Film Directors, Norwegian Film Makers Association and Swedish Film Directors.

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Best New Nordic Voice

Winner Documentary

”Loving Lorna” by Jessica Karlsson (SE) & Annika Karlsson (SE), 2017, 61 min, (Sweden)

Motivation

A sensible and heart-gripping coming-of-age film about finding your way of living in a changing world, whether it’s the importance of keeping up tradition or breaking loose. We instantly fell in love with the lead character, a strong and beautiful young woman. We want her to stay the way she is: Loving Lorna.

Winner Short film

”Penelope” by Heta Jäälinoja (FI), 2016, 5 min, (Estonia)

Motivation

Speechless and with seemingly simple pencil lines, the film creates a timeless and limitless universe. The film is distinct and highly amusing, about a character coping with daily life. Home is not a prison, but life can be a mess.

Jury

Suvi Hanni, Tampere Film Agency (Finland), Jon Asp, Point of View (Sweden), Nicoline Skotte Jacobsen, Winner of the Best New Nordic Voices Award 2016 (Denmark).

About the Award

The New Nordic Voices Competition introduces promising new Nordic filmmakers. The filmmakers’ works have not previously been in the Nordisk Panorama competition programme, and selected films are among the first releases by the filmmaker.

The Best New Nordic Voice Award is divided in a full length documentary prize and a short film prize presented by the New Nordic Voices jury to two of the 13 films. The award goes to the directors of the two winning films.

13 films competed for the New Nordic Voice Award.

Sponsored by

The prize sum for the competition is 3,500 €, split between the two winners, and sponsored by Film i Skåne.

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Children’s Choice Award: 

Winner 

”Schoolyard Blues” by Maria Eriksson (SE),  2017, 17 min, (Sweden)

Jury

The young audience of Nordisk Panorama Film festival 2017

About the Award

The films in the Young Nordics programme compete for the love of our most critical audience. We ask the youngest viewers to tell us which film they liked the best and we’ll award the winner with a Children’s Choice award, as well as an invitation to attend next year’s festival.

Nordisk Panorama Audience Award: 

Winner 

”The Celestial Darkroom” by Nils Petter Löfstedt (SE), 2017, 79 min (Sweden, Belgium)

Jury

The audience of Nordisk Panorama Film festival 2017

About the Award

To win the prize of the audience of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is among the finest appreciation a filmmaker can get. The audience can vote for any of the Nordic short films and documentaries competing in the main competition programmes and the new Nordic films in the special programmes.

Sponsored by

The Nordisk Panorama Audience Award prize sum is 2,500 € and is sponsored by the City of Malmö.

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