Young film talent to compete at Cannes

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Stockholm international film festival is very pleased and proud to receive the news that young film director Elin Övergaard has been nominated for one of the world's most prestigious short film awards.

Her short film "Ingen lyssnar" ("Who Talks") will be competing at Cannes Film Festival later this spring.

- I feel honored and very excited to compete at Cannes. This is my first time there and it will be interesting. Of course my wish is that the film someday will be screened at Stockholm Film Festival as well, so that the film will "come home" and be shown to the Stockholm audience. I have some very fond memories from Stockholm Film Festival where I participated for the first time at age twelve, says Elin Övergaard.

Elin was previously nominated for the 1 km film award at Stockholm Film Festival 2013 with her short film "Gryning" and in 2017 with "Förebilder".

She participated for the first time in 2007 at the Stockholm Film Festival Junior short film competition for youngsters, 1 minute film. She was only 12 years old when her short film "Tårar blir musik" won first prize.

- It feels absolutely amazing that Stockholm Film Festival has had the privilege to follow Elin on her journey as a film maker, from 1 minute film to 1 km film and now finally Cannes. We wish Elin great success in the future, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director at Stockholm Film Festival.

Photo: Ola Kjellbye

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