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Tomas Eskilsson steps down as CEO of Film Väst

Tomas Eskilsson has stepped down as the CEO of one of the leading film funds in Europe, Film Väst.

Since 1992, Eskilsson has been behind the co-production of around 600 films, documentaries and television dramas, plus 400 short films. He is the man behind ‘Trollywood’ – the nickname given to the city of Trollhättan, centre of the Västra Götaland region.

Today, Film Väst is considered the second most important source of financing when it comes to Swedish films, and invests in around 30-40 films and television dramas every year with its annual budget of €13 million.

This year the fund has backed A Man Called Ove, A Conspiracy of Faith, The CommuneThe King’s Choice, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki and The Giant.

Upcoming films include The Square by Ruben Östlund, Thelma by Joachim Trier, Tom of Finland by Dome Karukoski, Borg vs McEnroe by Janus Metz, The House that Jack Built by Lars von Trier, the documentary The Acali Experiment by Magnus Lindéen and the TV series/family saga Our Time is Now by Harald Hamrell.

Eskilsson is stepping back to focus on strategic and political issues for Film Väst, and will leave his current job on the 31st of December.

Info from the Nordisk Film & Tv Fond. 

Film Vast article

 

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.