Sweden Film Institute’s funding for August 2015


The Swedish Film Institute has announced its August round of funding, and films that received support include a Sami coming of age drama, a 17th century witchcraft film, and some new shorts. The films are:

  • Invasion!: Gabriela Pilcher’s first film since Eat Sleep Die and a collaboration with Swedish award-winning novelist and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri. As with Eat Sleep Die, Pichler works with first-time actors on location.
  • Tacit Wisdom: A reality-based psychological social drama about witchcraft on the Åland islands in the 17th century. Anna is at the centre when the church begins a hunt for women who are in the league with the devil
  • Sami Blood: Directed by Amanda Kernell, Sami Blood continues along the same lines as her short film Northern Great MountainElle Marja attends a boarding school in the 1930s, and racial biology examinations cause her to break away from the Sami identity, but becoming Swedish is harder than she thought.




Read more about the recipients here

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.