Feature and short docs benefit in latest round of Swedish funding

Feature and short docs benefit in latest round of Swedish funding

The documentaries supported in the latest round of Swedish Film Institute funding are:


FEATURES

For Somebody Else

Director: Sven Blume

Screenplay: Sven Blume

Producer: Margarete Jangård

Funding recipient: WG Film AB

Target group: Adult

Film type: Documentary

Technique: Live action

Funding granted: 1,550,000 SEK (€147,936)

In For Somebody Else we follow three women on an emotional and thought-provoking journey as they lend their bodies and carry someone else’s children. They invite us in, sharing their experiences with us; before, during and after pregnancies as surrogate mothers.


Rödeby

Director: Per Anders Rudelius

Screenplay: Per Anders Rudelius

Producer: Per Anders Rudelius

Funding recipient: Kultfilm Rudelius AB

Target group: Adult

Film type: Documentary

Technique: Live action

Funding granted 1,100,000 SEK (€104,984)

Mattis had a rough childhood, and the adult world lacked moral courage. Tragedy struck when his dad killed a boy who had bullied his son. Not enough love, that’s what characterizes this story, though they were only kids. But Mattis was lucky to always have his best friend by his side.


SHORTS

Closer to the Things (Närmre tingen)

Director: Erik M Nilsson

Screenplay: Erik M Nilsson

Producers: Anna Sohlman, Axel Danielsson, Tobias Janson, Klara Björk, Kalle Boman

Funding recipient: Filmkreatörerna AB

Target group: Adult

Film type: Documentary

Technique: Live action

Funding granted 350 000 SEK (€33,415)

An observation of the difference between knowing and being able; about the importance of practical knowledge, independent thought and understanding.


Salomon Schulman *

Director: Kamelia Pebdani

Screenplay: Kamelia Pebdani

Producer: Peter Krupenin

Funding: recipent HOB AB

Target group: Adult

Film type: Documentary

Technique: Live action

Funding granted: 130 000 SEK (€12,400)

A happening about the importance of Yiddish as a mediator of history, cultural and personal identity and the importance of keeping a language alive. Salomon Schulman talks with two young people who seek their identity by discovering the older generation’s language

* Glow – focus on films in the national minority languages


This Is the Night (Detta är natten) *

Director: Gunnar Bergdahl

Screenplay: Anna Margolin

Producer: Fredrik Lange

Funding recipent: Vilda Bomben Film AB

Target group: Youth 13-18 years

Film type: Documentary

Technique: Live action

Funding granted: 130 000 SEK (€12,400)

The film is a poetic encounter; a homeless language, a forgotten place, living memories. The language is Yiddish, the place the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw with its 200,000 graves. With new music by Ida Gillner and the poetry of Anna Margolin.

* Glow – focus on films in the national minority languages