Seminars and special presentations

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FRIDAY 9/11

MASTER CLASS WITH ASGHAR FARHADI

A MASTER CLASS BY THE OSCAR-WINNING IRANIAN DIRECTOR

Both a writer and a director, Farhadi explores through his work the complexity of human relation- ships and Iran’s political landscape. Psychology and realism are two words that come to mind when looking at the director’s filmography, which presents the Iranian society with a mix of pride, criticism and hope.

In 2012, Farhadi received Iran’s first Academy Award for his critically acclaimed »A Separation«. This award is only one of many that the director has won for the films he has directed since »Dancing in the Dust« (2003). Among others, he received the 2013 Cannes’s Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for »The Past« and later the award for Best Screenplay at Cannes 2016. In 2017, Farhadi also received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for »The Salesman«. This year at the festival, Farhadi will be presenting his new film »Everybody Knows«, starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, which opened the 2018 edition of Cannes festival.

Please join us in an exclusive Master Class aimed towards filmmakers in the beginning of their careers.

When and where: 10:00–12.00 HELIO GT30    

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MONDAY 12/11

DIRECTORS OF TOMORROW

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST WITH STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, ALMA AND WOMEN IN FILM AND TV

WE WOULD LIKE to kickstart our Industry Days with an invitation for breakfast and a Q&A with some of the top directors in the industry. Joining us will be Beatriz Seigner, director of »Los Silencios« and Alejandra Márquez Abella, director of »The Good Girls«.

PLEASE RSVP BY NOVEMBER 10TH TO INDUSTRYKOORDINATOR@STOCKHOLMFILMFESTIVAL.SE

PLEASE BRING YOUR INDUSTRY PASS TO GET ACCESS.

When and where: 09:00–10:00 ALMA

TUESDAY 13/11  

SEMINAR “THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM IN THE WORLD“

CAN A FILM’S SUCCESS BE BOILED DOWN TO A FORMULA?

After processing hundreds of scripts and statistical data into a series of algorithms - a team of scientists at University of Birmingham has established formulas for financially successful films by identifying specific combinations of structure based on character arc, genre, budget and box office revenue.

Could this be a game changer for production companies and audiences - and if so, could it compromise a filmmaker’s creative freedom? Join us for a presentation of these formulas by the team’s head scientist Professor Ganna Pogrebna, followed by a panel discussion.

PARTICIPANTS
Ganna Pogrebna (Professor of Behavioral Economics and Data Science, University of Birmingham) Annika Sucksdorff (Head of Film Production, SF Studios) Tomas Tivemark (Creative Developer/Executive Producer, SF Studios) Pia Gradvall (Screenwriter and Chair, the Writers Guild of Sweden) Jenny Gilbertsson (Film Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Swedish Film Institute)

When and where: 16:45–17:45 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET    

WEDNESDAY 14/11  

SEMINAR “FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN“

STRUCTURAL AND PRACTICAL CHALLENGES IN THE SCREENWRITING PROCESS

This seminar takes a closer look at the screenwriters role in an often ambiguous creative process. While considered the initial link in the cooperative environment that is filmmaking, their juridicial and creative position is often blurred in their collaboration with other stakeholders. JOIN US IN a panel discussion to examine challenges related to the economical and moral aspects of intellectual property and authors rights, looking at practical as well as structural problems in all stages of production.

PARTICIPANTS
Martina Österling (Partner and agent, Albatros Agency) Susin Lindblom (Managing Director, Writers Guild of Sweden) Pia Grünler (Head of Nordic Theatrical Distribution, SF Studios) Per Janérus (Producer, SF Studios) Christina Olofson (Film Director and Vice President, Teaterförbundet - The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film)

When and where: 11:00–12.00 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET

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FILMRUMMET “LESS IS MORE“

Is it possible to create a high-quality film with a low budget? Can limitations encourage creativity? Filmrummet invites us to an inspirational seminar on low budget long-features films.

On the basis of two films - »The Guilty«* and »Pause«**, we will discuss challenges, pitfalls and smart solutions when budget is limited. Please join us for a conversation with »Pause« director Tonia Mishiali and Artistic Director Mette Damgaard-Sørensen at New Danish Screen. 14.15–15.00 Q&A Tonia Mishiali 15.15–16.00 Q&A Mette Damgaard-Sørensen *Screening pf »The Guilty« 10:00 at StDH **Screening of »Pause« 12:15 at StDH

When and where: 14:15–16.30 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET

THURSDAY 15/11  

SHORT FILM PITCH COMPETITION

Come cheer for emerging talents and discover the filmmakers of tomorrow as they compete in the Short Film Pitch Competition. The winner will take home a prize of 25.000 SEK for continued film development.

There are seven contestants who will pitch their project to a jury. They each get 5 minutes max to convince the jury why their project should win. As for the audience — we encourage cheering and applause!

Who will take home the 25.000 SEK? Come and watch!

When and where: 10:00–12:00 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET  

SEMINAR “#METOO IN THE WORLD OF CULTURE“

A little over a year since the #metoo movement started, we look back to reflect on what impact it had in our different cultural sectors. Some of our most prominent cultural institutions and organizations have been invited to share their thoughts on what surfaced, what the biggest challenges still are and their expectations for the future.

PARTICIPANTS
Petra Kron Forsling (Director of Human Resources, Royal Swedish Opera) Birgitta Castenfors (Chief of Stab, Nationalmuseum) Anna Serner (CEO, the Swedish Film Institute) Mika Romanus (Secretary General, Teaterförbundet - The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film)

When and where: 13:00–14.00 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET

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SEMINAR “LONG LIVE DEMOCRACY“

IN COLLABORATION WITH STORYFIRE

In a unique documentary series, the long-standing and award-winning journalist Jan Scherman has examined the Swedish democracy together with director Martin Jenefeldt.

It has taken more than two years of filming and editing the television production of »Long Live Democracy« into three independent hour-long episodes. The series is now also developed in an international version in the form of an hour-long format, summing up the three episodes.

Following a handfull of parliamentary politicians in their daily work the documentary gives an insight and personal reflections on the vulnerable situation in which democracy is today. Sweden is today in a frozen situation while the rest of the world faces a spread of populism and nationalism. Discussions on democracy are growing.

What is public service's role in this new social climate for documentaries and similar projects such as »Long Live Democracy«? Please join us for a panel discussion with the filmmakers and SVT’s CEO Anna Stjärne.

PARTICIPANTS
Jan Scherman (Producer) Tobias Bringholm (Executive Producer, Storyfire) Hanna Stjärne (CEO, Sveriges Televsion, SVT)

When and where: 14:30–15.30 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET  

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“THE YOUNG SEA“

SCREENING OF THE FILM FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR MATTIAS A. KLUM

»The Young Sea« is Mattias A. Klum’s second and last film to come out of the 10-year project with the Baltic2020 foundation, with the purpose to increase the knowledge and love for our suffering sea in the north.

In this film, world renowned photographer Mattias A. Klum goes back to exploring our planet’s youngest sea, the world’s largest body of brackish water, a place of wonder that is also under threat. With novel pictures captured during years of exploration, Mattias A. Klum invites us to have a new look at this special but highly sensitive ecosystem which is surrounded by nine countries.

Letting the viewer borrow the eyes of sea eagles, seals and other local animals, this film reveals the adapted life forms that can be found in this uniquely balanced environment, a sea that is both beloved yet little known. Glowing with passion for the Baltic sea, Mattias Klum’s images also highlight deep concerns for its endangered beauty.

»The Young Sea« is a call for action as much as a love letter for the hidden life that lies within the Nordic inland sea. Following the cycle of seasons, this film lets us discover a few intriguing and amazing species for which our everyday actions can play a crucial role for the future.

When and where: 16:00–16:55 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MATTIAS A. KLUM 

FOLLOWING THE SCREENING 

World renowned National Geographic photographer, documentarian and conservationist Mattias A. Klum joins us for a conversation about his latest film The Young Sea, the art of igniting change through storytelling and the latest chapter of his career - becoming artistic duo Alexandrov Klum together with his wife Iris Alexandrov, also joining us on stage. Following the screening of the film.

Having worked as a photographer for over 30 years, Klum’s award-winning work has been published by National Geographic, The New York Times and has been exhibited all over the world. He has directed numerous film and television projects since 1994 including breathtaking »Vamizi, Cradle of Coral« (2016) in which he manages to embody the beauty as well as the fragility of our planet and the threats that it is facing today.

By shaping an aesthetic of realism Mattias A. Klum is challenging both the way we represent our world to ourselves and the documentary as an art form. This, in turn, aims at empowering the viewers to take responsibility for the environment while revealing the Earth’s most stunning landscapes.

This reflexice approach to the documentary form is all the more powerful when combined with the work of artistic duo Alexandrov Klum. Together with his wife and conceptual artist Iris Alexandrov, the duo explores possibilities of representation through mixed media and creates fascinating works in which the urgent themes of environmental issues remain central.

When and where: 17:00–17:30 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET  

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»FAHRENHEIT 11/9« BY MICHAEL MOORE

To finish off our Industry Days and our Film And The Future theme please join us for a screening of one of our documentaries in competition, Michael Moore’s »Fahrenheit 11/9«. Tying in with todays subject on the power of images and their ability to shed light on matters to instigate change, the activist and documentarian investigates the political landscape in the new America and takes aim at corrupt politicians and the Flint water pollution scandal.

When and where: 18:20–20:00 BIO MAURITZ, FILMHUSET

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