Great news! Mikael Bundens Involuntary Activist is nominated for a Bafta in Wales for best short of 2019 - we are holding our thumbs! The ceremony takes place 13 October in Cardiff. More info here: http://www.bafta.org/wales
We are so honored that Swedens has selected And Then We Danced as its entry for the best international feature film award for the Oscars!
Today is first day of shooting Kurs i självutplåning - French Quarter Film’s first tv-series, based on the graphic novel with the same name by Henrik Bromander. The series is directed by Isabella Rodriguez and written by Joakim Granberg and Isabella Rodriguez. Starring is Evelyn Mok, Jonatan Unge, Bautagänget, Pelle Hanaeus, Karin Franz Körlof among others. Co-producers are SVT, Film Capitol Stockholm and Film i Dalarna.
Kurs i självutplåning will premiere on SVT-play this fall.
We are super proud to announce that Levan Akin’s upcoming feature will premiere at La Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs 2019 - congratulations to the team and thank you to the selection committee!
The film revolves around Merab who has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. In this conservative setting Merab finds himself having to break free and risk it all.
World sales is handled by Totem Films.
We are happy to announce that Mating, that had its international premiere at CPH:DOX and was nominated in the Nordic:Dox category received a special mention from the jury.
We are so happy to finally be able to show the trailer for Mikael Bundsen’s new short film, Involuntary Activist. A co-production between French Quarter Film and The Festivals Company.
Mating, Lina Maria Mannheimer's feature about young love, will be shown at Tempo Documentary Film Festival on the 8th of March. The film is also competing among 8 films for Tempo Documentary Award 2019.
Read more here
For the first time the Swedish Film Institute is supporting a project distributed on Instagram. _LIT_CITY_, by Alicia Hansen and Sara Thisner Lindstedt, is 16 satiric one-minute films sprung from the world of memes. The films will be released on the Instagram account _LIT_CITY_.
Read full article from the Swedish Film Institute here
We are thrilled to announce that MATING, Lina Maria Mannheimer's coming feature about young love, will premiere at Gothenburg International Film Festival in the end of January. The film is also competing as one of eight films nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary in 2019.
More about all the nominated films here.
The directors’ latest film in post-production And Then We Danced will be presented at the French Film Festival December 16.
Akin’s And Then We Danced will be pitched among 15 works in progress at the 10th Les Arcs Film Festival. The Swedish director had his breakthrough with Certain People, launched at Tribeca in 2012, and directed several episodes of SVT's drama Real Humans.
His last film, the fantasy youth drama The Circle premiered in Berlin 2015. His new project is a coming of age drama about a dancer who unwillingly falls in love with a rival.
Dedye will be looking for a sales agent at Les Arcs. TriArt is attached as Swedish distributor.
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Principal photography begin today of Levan Akin’s next feature film, And Then We Danced, a coming of age film about a dancer who unwillingly falls in love with his feircest rival.
Last night Jonatan Etzler and his team snatched the gold during the Student Academy Awards for their short film Get Ready With Me. In other news Etzler’s short film Intercourse, produced by French Quarter Film, will be competing in the main competition at the UK Film Festival in November. Congratulations!
French Quarter Film is closed for the summer
...we're back in August, see you then!
June 7 at Brillo Bar in Stockholm you can come for an exclusive preview of the Instagram projekt _LIT_CITY_. There will also be poetry readings by some of the most interesting young writers around. The event starts at 20.30. More info HERE.
At the Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm director Lina Mannheimer and producer Mathilde Dedye held a work in progress about Mannheimer's new feature Mating. The conversation were moderated by commissioner Klara Grünning at Bio Rio.
Short film Intercourse by Jonatan Etzler screens at both SXSW (Austin) and at Aspen Shorts Fest in 2018. We'll keep posting about more festivals coming up!
You'll find the screening schedule for SXSW here: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/films/119684
Update: Intercourse wins a special mention from the jury during this years Aspen Shorts Fest - Here you can find all the winners: https://aspenfilm.org/shortsfest-2018-awards/