The Swedish Film Institute announces its final round of funding for 2018
by Vassilis Economou
- The latest films by Amanda Kernell, Johannes Nyholm and Jon Blåhed are among the recipients
The Swedish Film Institute has announced its latest and final round of funding for the year, with a total of 27 films to receive support in five different categories, totalling SEK 45,391,000 (€4,395,000).
Fiction features will receive a total of SEK 25 million (€2.4 million) across six projects. Amanda Kernell (Sámi Blood [+see also:
interview: Amanda Kernell
interview: Lars Lindstrom
film profile]) and her second feature, Charter (working title), produced by Lars G Lindström and Eva Åkergren for Sweden’s Nordisk Film Production (read more here), will receive SEK 9 million (€871,000). Mårten Klingberg’s (Cockpit) will receive the same amount of funding for his third feature, My Dad Marianne, an adaptation of Ester Roxberg’s novel My Father Ann-Christine. The Memory of a Secret produced by Charlotta Denward for Avanti Film (more info here).
Inland by Jon Blåhed is the first feature involved in the Swedish Film Institute’s new “Moving Sweden” format. Written by the director, the story follows a woman from Stockholm who moves to her boyfriend’s hometown. Despite their relationship ending before her arrival, she decides to stay in the new town and adapt to a new unexpected life. Produced by Andreas Emanuelsson and Tony Österholm for Bd Film, the project has received SEK 2.5 million (€242,000). Already confirmed to premiere at Sundance, Johannes Nyholm‘s follow-up to The Giant [+see also:
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile], Koko-di Koko-da [+see also:
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile], follows a couple on a trip who are lured into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick, produced by the director along with Maria Møller Christoffersen for Johannes Nyholm Produktion, the film has received SEK 1,976,000 (€191,000) in funding.
In terms of international co-productions, Danish filmmaker Jonas Alexander Arnby’s second mystery romantic drama, Suicide Tourist (read the news), has been allocated SEK 1.3 million (€126,000) on behalf of the Swedish co-producer Mimmi Spång for Garagefilm International. While the Irish director Neasa Hardiman’s sci-fi thriller Sea Fever has received SEK 1,250,000 (€121,000) for its Swedish co-producers Carola Hansson and Börje Hansson for Bright Moving Pictures. Finally, the latest instalment of the Sune family comedy franchise, Sune vs. Sune [+see also:
film profile] – directed by Jon Holmberg and produced by Linus Stöhr Torell and Malin Söderlund (Unlimited Stories) – has received marketing support equal to SEK 7 million (€677,000).
Seven documentaries also received funding from the Swedish Film Institute: An Army of Lovers [+see also:
film profile] by Ingrid Ryberg, produced by HER Films, with SEK 1.7 million (€164,500), Jozi Gold by Fredrik Gertten and Sylvia Vollenhoven, produced by WG Film, with SEK 1.7 million (€164,500), Tiny Tim - King for a Day by Johan von Sydow, produced by Momento Film, with SEK 1.5 million (€145,200), Mating by Lina Maria Mannheimer, produced by French Quarter Film, with SEK 1.5 million (€145,200), The Revenge of the Diva [+see also:
film profile] by Emelie Jönsson and Gustav Ahlgren, produced by Ett riktigt produktionsbolag, with SEK 900,000 (€87,100), Flee by Jonas Pohr Rasmussen, produced by Final Cut for Real, with SEK 670,000 (€64,900) and Ninosca - the return to San Fernando by Peter Torbiörnsson, produced by Mantaray Film AB, with SEK 400,000 (€38,700).
Finally, the TV film Amningsrummet by Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli and produced by Nexiko Drama, received SEK 1.8 million (€174,300) and 12 short films received a total of SEK 3,195,000 (€309,400) in funding.
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