2024-05-14 13:23Blog post

The Swedish Film Institute at Cannes

Meet us at the Nordic House! You'll find us at 11 Square Merimée (close to the Palais).Meet us at the Nordic House! You'll find us at 11 Square Merimée (close to the Palais).

The Swedish Film Institute will, comme d’habitude, be present at the festival and market in Cannes at the Nordic House and under the banner The Five Nordics, formerly known as Scandinavian Films. During the festival, we will co-organize a number of industry events with the aim of strengthening the position and network of Swedish cinema in the international market place.

In order to strengthen the ties between French and Nordic producers, the CNC and The Five Nordics arranges a French-Nordic rendez vous. The event will consist of an exclusive case study of the two French/Nordic and Nordic/French co-productions Plus que jamais by Emily Atef and Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh. The films’ main producers will be present to, under the guidance of moderator Wendy Mitchell, discuss what cultural and structural obstacles the co-productions encountered. (This event is by invitation only)

Other industry events that the Swedish Film Institute co-organizes include:

Swedish/German producers’ breakfast that aims to strengthen the network between the two countries and create new opportunities for cooperation and co-production.
(By invitation only)

Cannes Docs: The Five Nordics showcase, Friday May 17 at 11.45.
Swedish project: A Face to Be Loved (Jag har ett ansikte för att bli älskad) by Angelica Ruffier, produced by Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir and Marta Dauliūtė / MDEMC.
More info here

Cinéma de Demain / SCF Rendez-Vous Industry: Short Film Breakfast, in collaboration with The Five Nordics, Sunday May 19. (By invitation only)
More info here

Cinéma de Demain / SCF Rendez-Vous Industry: New Producers Room, in collaboration with The Five Nordics, Wednesday May 21 at 11:15.
More info here

Speed meeting with sales agents
10 Nordic up-and-coming producers with projects in development that have high international potential will network and pitch for international sales agents. The aim with the event is to give the producers and sales agents a contact and understanding of each other’s companies and profiles. (By invitation only)

Open Doors/information about international co-production
Monday May 20, from 12–13, Nordic House, Level B.
Come and learn more about co-producing with the Nordic countries! The Five Nordics host an open doors meeting where you can come and learn more about the rules, regulations and deadlines for all Nordic countries international co-production support. You are welcome if you have any questions or need a contact person regarding co-producing. (Open house, no need for registration.)

The Five Nordics is the umbrella organization for The Swedish Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute, The Finnish Film Foundation, The Icelandic Film Centre and The Norwegian Film Institute.

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Meet us at the Nordic House, Square Mérimée 11 (close to the Palais). Open May 14– 25 from 09–19. Get directions.

Swedish co-productions at Cannes:

The Girl with the Needle by Magnus Von Horn – In Competition
The Apprentice by Ali Abbasi – In Competition
Armand by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndell – Un Certain Regard
Julie Keeps Quiet by Leonardo van Dijl – Semaine de la Critique
Sister Midnight by Karan Kandhari – Quinzaine des Cinéastes
TELOS I by Dorotea Saykaly and Emil Dam Seidel – Immersive Competition

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Topics: Cannes

About The Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Institute is a collective voice for film in Sweden, and a meeting-place for experiences and insights that elevate film on all levels. We preserve and make available Sweden’s film heritage, work to educate children and young people in film and moving images, support the production, distribution and screening of valuable film, and represent Swedish film internationally. A broad diversity of narratives establishes discussions and insights that strengthen the individual and our democracy. Together, we enable more people to create, experience and be enriched by film.


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