Sweden plans six shorts inspired by Bergman


The Swedish Film Institute and SVT’s new Bergman Revisited initiative are letting six experienced directors make short films inspired by the world of Ingmar Bergman.

These short fiction films can be based on anything Bergman – whether it be a specific film, character, location or some other aspect related to his universe. The directors are likely to be Swedish, but top international directors with a connection to Bergman can also apply via Swedish companies.

The shorts will be unveiled during Bergman’s centenary year of 2018. The films will be produced in time to premiere at the Goteborg Film Festival in January 2018, and will also be screened on SVT during summer 2018.

Each director will also get the chance to stay in Bergman’s house on Faro to develop his or her script.

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.