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  1. The Square receives five European Film Award nominations

    The Square previously received the nomination for Best Comedy at the European Film Awards. At the weekend it was also announced that Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winner has been nominated in four more categories, including Best Film, Best Director (Ruben Östlund), Best Actor (Claes Bang) and Best Screenwriter (Ruben Östlund). 

  2. The Square nominated for Best European Comedy

    Swedish films have snatched up the European Film Award for Best Comedy two years in a row. Last year, Hannes Holm's Oscar-nominated A Man Called Ove took home the award, while the prior year Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence won the highly-coveted prize. The EFAs are again upon us. Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winning The Square has been nominated in the same category.

  3. Strong Swedish presence at IDFA

    A total of eight Swedish films will be featured at this year's IDFA – the world's largest documentary film festival – with half of those in competition. The Deminer by Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal, Stronger than a Bullet byMaryam Ebrahimi and the short films As We're Told by Erik Holmström and Fredrik Wenzel, One Day in Aleppo by Ali Alibrahim are all in with a chance of winning at this renowned festival in Amsterdam, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

  4. Nordic focus at the Pordenone silent film festival

    One of the main series in this year's edition of Le giorante del cinema muto in Pordenone, Italy, will be dedicated to the "Golden Age of Swedish cinema" and its influence on the production in the other Nordic countries. The festival begins tomorrow, at Saturday, 30 September.

  5. The Swedish film festival race continues

    Festival season continues – with more high-profile bookings of Swedish films at upcoming international film festivals Busan and San Sebastián. Ravens, The Square, Euphoria, Bamse and the Witch's Daughter, as well as Swedish co-productions Beauty and the Dogs and Tom of Finland, will screen at the Busan International Film Festival. The San Sebastián International Film Festival, which opened on Friday, will feature The Square, Ravens and Borg/McEnroe, in addition to Swedish co-productions The Charmer and The Wife.

  6. That Summer world premieres at Telluride Film Festival

    Göran Hugo Olsson's That Summer world premières at the 44th Telluride Film Festival.

  7. The Square – Sweden’s 2017 Oscars Submission

    Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or-winning The Square has been selected as Sweden’s submission to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.

  8. Jens Assur’s Ravens selected for the Toronto International Film Festival

    Jens Assur's feature-film debut, Ravens (Korparna), has been selected to be screened at one of the world's most reputed and prestigious film events – the Toronto International Film Festival. Ravens will be shown in Discovery, a section featuring the next generation of filmmakers. Ravens is based on Tomas Bannerhed's August Prize-winning novel The Ravens.

    Four Swedish features, two shorts and four co-productions will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  9. New structure within Swedish Film Institute’s International Department – Jing Haase joins team

    The Swedish Film Institute’s International Department warmly welcomes Jing Hasse, who joined the team in August 2017. Jing comes from Nordisk Panorama in Denmark, where she held a managerial position. Alongside Sara Rüster and Josefina Mothander, Haase will promote Swedish shorts and documentaries internationally. 

  10. Euphoria by Lisa Langseth to compete in Toronto

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    Lisa Langseth’s feature-film Euphoria, with Alicia Vikander in the leading role, has been selected to compete in the prestigious Platform section at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Platform section was introduced in 2015, and is the only competitive section at the festival featuring just 12 films. Euphoria will also make its global debut at the festival.

    Ruben Östlund’s The Square has been nominated as the opening film in the San Sebastian Festival’s Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section, a more experimental section featuring the year’s most unusual and fascinating films, those charting new territory.

    The Swedish co-production What Will People Say by Norwegian director Iram Haq has also been selected for the Platform section at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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