41:a festivalen 26 jan - 5 feb, 2018

Industry Events

Events and seminars for industry during Nordic Film Market and TV Drama Vision.

41:a festivalen
26 Jan -
5 Feb, 2018

This is a selection of seminars and talks, you can find more on program.goteborgfilmfestival.se


Sunday, January 28

Master Class: Alicia Vikander
Stora teatern, 12.30-15.00
Alicia Vikander has received extensive praise at this year’s festival. She plays the leading role in Lisa Langseth’s Euphoria, which is competing in the Nordic Competition. She is also being honored with her own retrospective encompassing both Swedish breakthroughs and international achievements. And in 2018 she is the recipient of the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. Moreover, Göteborg’s own Oscar-winner will participate in a dialog about her career, artistic challenges, her own production company Vikarious Productions and, perhaps, one or two memories from Göteborg.
The program item will start with a screening of Euphoria
With support from Gothenburg 2021, an organization coordinating the city’s 400th anniversary


Monday, January 29

Bar Talk: Focus Nationalism – A typical Swedish film!?
Auktionsverket Kulturarena, 18.30-19.00
What do we actually mean when we say ‘a typical Swedish movie’ and is there in fact anything specific that characterizes national film in the Nordic countries? Steve Gravestock is responsible for the Nordic program at the Toronto International Film Festival. Mariah Larsson is a professor of film and has, among other things, written about national film and “Swedish sin.” Milad Alami is the director of The Charmer, a Danish film about an Iranian man desperately trying to meet a woman in order to stay in Denmark. Their discussion will center on the concept of national, Nordic film.
Moderator: Andrea Reuter.


Tuesday, January 30

Lunch Talk: Master Class Dennis Tupicoff – Colorful animator with darkness in focus
Festivalarenan (Auktionsverket Kulturarena), 12.00-12.45
Dennis Tupicoff is one of Australia’s most innovative and internationally renowned animators. He has made a number of award-winning films and he freely moves between documentary and fiction, animation and live action, comedy and drama, and exciting combinations thereof. Tupicoff’s films often tackle issues such as memories and ideas. And death. He says he himself is almost obsessed with it and lets this dark subject contrast with the colorful and lively images. Some of his most well-known films are Dance of Death, The Darra Dogs, His Mother’s Voice, Into the Dark and A Photo of Me. At the Master Class we will gain insight into his creative process and hear more about his ongoing work.
Be sure to see the festival screening, Animator in focus: Tupicoff; Jan 29, 20:15, Jan 30, 17.00, or Jan 31, 20.45
Moderator: Midhat Ajanovic, film researcher, author and program collaborator at the Göteborg Film Festival

Master Class: Armando Iannucci
Festivalarenan (Auktionsverket Kulturarena), 17.00-17.45
Armando Iannucci has been called the spin doctor of British humor and is one of the world’s foremost political satirists. He has received several Emmys and BAFTA awards and has also created TV series like The Thick of It and Veep. In 2010 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, for In the Loop, a film that he also directed and visited the festival with. Now he’s back with the new The Death of Stalin, a furiously hilarious dark satire about the power struggle in the Communist Party after Stalin’s death – with cast members like Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin and Andrea Riseborough. Meet him in a dialog with Jan Lumholdt, chairman of the Swedish Association of Film Critics.


Friday, February 2

Moving Sweden – Seminar:
Reflections from the experts
Biopalatset 9, 09.00–1045
No less than five films supported by Moving Sweden have their world and/or Nordic premiere during Göteborg Film Festival. Moving Sweden has invited four cinematic experts to reflect on the new films and show clips that highlight their personal choice of creative elements. The filmmakers will then join the experts on stage for an in-depth discussion about the artistic choices in the selected scenes.
Moving Sweden is a micro budget scheme intended to give both new and experienced filmmakers a chance to challenge their creativity and explore new formats. The scheme supports films at various length and also short series. Supported projects will be aired on SVT.
Moving Sweden is a co-operation between the Swedish Film Institute and Swedish Television (SVT) together with the regional funds; Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Filmpool Nord, Film i Väst, Film i Skåne and Regionala resurscentrums samarbetsråd.
Open for all accredited.
Filmloving experts: Jacobine van der Vloed (Director & Head of Studies ACE Producers), Petri Kemppinen (CEO Nordic Film and TV Fund), Aranka Matits (Acquisitions & Co-Production Scout, Founder of Featurette and partner in Nine Film) and Nikolaj Nikitin (Berlinale delegate, Founder & Director of SOFA).
Film makers: Ahmed Abdullahi, Lena Bergendahl, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Jesper Ganslandt, Marioan Hosseini, Jennifer Rainsford and Julia Thelin.
Producers: Eliza Jones, Anna-Maria Kantarius , Hedvig Lundgren and Veronica Öhnedal.
Moderator: Helen Ahlsson, Film Commissioner – Moving Sweden, Swedish Film Institute

Breaking Taboos – A master class about the difference between the stories you create and the stories that create you
Matteuskyrkan, Djurgårdsgatan 17, 09.30-12.00
Organized by Kulturakademin
Is it possible to write a fierce story without living a fierce life?
Do you believe you can remain hidden, invulnerable and still create something of lasting value?
When it comes to truly great stories, is the writer really the creator or the one being created – the one being rewritten?
Lecturer: Tatjana Samopjan (formerly Andersson)
Price: Free of charge, Pre-registration required before January 31: www.kulturakademintrappan.se
A collaboration between Kulturakademin and Göteborg Film Festival

Master Class: Margarethe von Trotta
Festivalarenan (Auktionsverket Kulturarena), 15.00-15.45
Margarethe von Trotta was one of the most important directors in New German Cinema and together with directors like Werner Herzog and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, she made German film one of Europe’s most exciting during the seventies. She has directed films like The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, The Second Awakening of Christina Klages, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosenstrasse, and Hannah Arendt, and has received a large number of awards and distinctions throughout the world. This year she will be guesting the festival with her new film, Forget about Nick, a comedy about two women in New York. She is also working on her first documentary, a film about Ingmar Bergman, focusing on the six years he lived and worked in Munich. She will speak about her artistry and about Ingmar Bergman, in a dialog with Jannike Åhlund, director of the Bergman Center on the island of Fårö where Bergman lived.

Development Hell – Writers, producers and broadcasters sharing experiences
Kulturakademin, Södra Allégatan 1b, 15.20–17.00
Organized by Manusfabriken
Development processes raise many difficulties. Often projects get stuck or end up in the bin. Development consumes time, energy and money for everyone involved. How can we improve the processes and minimize the failure rate? A panel discussion with a mix of Swedish and international participants.
Participants: Malin Nevander, Head of development at SVT Drama (Sweden), Vincent Poymiro, Screenwriter (France), Tatjana Samopjan (f.d. Andersson), Creative development producer (Sweden), Jan Benneman, VP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Dynamic Television (Germany). Moderated by Nicola Lusuardi, Torino Film Lab (Italy).
Partners: A collaboration between Torino Film Lab, Manusfabriken, Alma Manusutbildning and Kulturakademin.
Pre-registration required: manusfabriken.se

Nostradamus – Do or die?
Biopalatset 9, 16.00–17.30
Media analyst Johanna Koljonen presents the 5th annual report of the Nostradamus Project, which monitors and analyses the rapid changes in the screen industries.
Only for accredited guests, any kind of accreditation.
Read more on goteborgfilmfestival.se/en/bransch/nostradamus

Master Class: Laurie Anderson’s new VR room
Festivalarenan (Auktionsverket Kulturarena), 18.30-19.50
We will close the festival’s exhibition of Laurie Anderson’s and Hsin-Chien Huang’s VR works with an extra long and delightful Bar Talk! Be sure to see Chalkroom, grab a beer and listen to the speculations of these VR geniuses. Following a Master Class with Laurie Anderson, it’s time for Headset – Dialogs about VR, which will depart from a narrative perspective: What are the difficulties of, and the possibilities to, guide the audience and their experience through the story you want to tell? How do you relate to concepts such as time and space, abstraction and realism? And how do you relate to your creation with respect to “conventionalism” when there are no conventions?

Participating in the dialog moderated by the VR specialist Annika Gustafson: Laurie Anderson, filmmaker, musician, composer; Sara Tirelli, an Italian filmmaker working in the borderland between art and film and who, during her Artist in production residency in region Västra Götaland, is experimenting with VR techniques and technology; and Johannes Nyholm, who is working with the VR project, The Hoarder, which recently received support from the Swedish Film Institute’s new venture, Neon.

Headset is a cooperation with Kultur i Väst / Region Västra Götaland, Kultur i Halland / Region Halland, Narrativ VR Lab / Visual Arena, Lindholmen Science Park and BoostHbg and will be conducted in English.

The evening’s program:
18.30–19.10 Master Class: Laurie Anderson
19.10–19.50 Headset – Dialogs about VR: Laurie Anderson, Sara Tirelli and Johannes Nyholm


Saturday, February 3

The pilot as a contract ­A masterclass by Vincent Poymiro
Comfort Hotel, Skeppsbroplatsen 1 (Stenpiren), 16.00-17.00
Organized by Manusfabriken
The first episode of a tv-series should serve as a contract with the viewers. It needs to achieve the difficult task of being expositional in terms of the arena and characters, while at the same time trigger the central conflict and the main storylines. This masterclass will focus on the specifics and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Participants: Vincent Poymiro, Torino Film Lab
Pre-registration required: manusfabriken.se

The use of genre storytelling – A masterclass by Andrea Nobile
Comfort Hotel, Skeppsbroplatsen 1 (Stenpiren), 17.00-18.00
Organized by Manusfabriken
When did dragons, zombies and monsters become captivating for a worldwide audience? The genre storytelling is a powerful amplifier for all our fears, doubts, hopes and aspirations. We will discuss what it means to innovate and turn a specific genre into a universal and important story for all audiences.
Participants: Andrea Nobile, Torino Film Lab
Pre-registration required: manusfabriken.se


Sunday, February 4

Master Class: Juliette Binoche
Stora teatern, 12.00-14.15
The French icon, Juliette Binoche, will be visiting the festival in order to receive the Honorary Dragon Award, as a tribute to a career that encompasses over 70 roles in a number of unforgettable films. Some of them will be shown in a retrospective during the festival. For example, the Claire Denis film, Let the Sunshine In, currently in cinemas. Juliette Binoche will also participate in this year’s Bergman focus, for which she has chosen Scenes from a Marriage. Here, we will meet her in a dialog about her career, favorite roles and artistic challenges. The program item will begin with a screening of one of her most wonderful role interpretations – that of Julie in Three Colours: Blue by Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Moderator: Jonas Holmberg, artistic director at the Göteborg Film Festival

The fourth dimension of film
Världskulturmuseet, 15.00-16.00
Music has an enormous impact on how we experience film. Both with respect to soundtrack and score; that is to say, music composed particularly for film. At this seminar we will meet three different composers. Toke Brorson Odin has written the suggestive music to the Danish film Winter Brothers, directed by Hlynur Pálmason, which will be shown at the festival. Adam Nordén is a Swedish composer, working broadly with film, TV and advertising – he is current with the TV series Our Time is Now. Rubin Kodheli started out as a cellist in Albania, studied at Juilliard in New York and has a career as an artist and composer. He performs in different constellations and has, among other things, provided music for the film Precious by Lee Daniels. Here, the journalist, author and program director Johanna Koljonen will meet them in a dialog about inspiration and work methods.
The program item is a cooperation with Kulturakademin, the Museum of World Culture in Göteborg, and Film Music Sweden.


This is a selection of receptions and parties, you can find more on program.goteborgfilmfestival.se


Every day

Scandic Rubinen – Our Industry Meeting Place
Hotel Scandic Rubinen is where the festival guests stay and the industry meets between screenings, seminars and other events. Ruby Bar Delikatessen on the ground floor is open until 02.00 during weekends and 01.00 during weekdays. The Rooftop Bar is open until 01.00 on most evenings. Every night the restaurant on the 2nd floor offers a special menu for festival guests.


Wednesday, January 31

TV Drama Vision – Dinner cocktail and Award Ceremony for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond prize
Valand’s Nightclub, Vasagatan 41, 18.30–23.00 
Invitation only, TV Drama Vision
Open for all accredited from 21.00


Thursday, February 1

Opening Reception Nordic Film Market
Festivalarenan (Auktionsverket Kulturarena), 19.30–23.00

Invitation only, Nordic Film Market
VIP and Industry accredited are welcome from 21.30


Friday, February 2

Valand Buffet Dinner Party
Valand, Vasagatan 41, 19.00–22.00
Hosted by Scandinavian Films and Nordic Film Market
Invitation only, Nordic Film Market


Saturday, February 3

Göteborg Film Festival Official Closing Party
Yaki Da Nightclub, 22.00–04.00
The festival closes with a big party at Yaki Da Nightclub.
18.00–03.00 Restaurant on the top floor
22.00–04.00 Club
Free entry with a festival pass before 23.00
Afterwards 180 SEK


Sunday, February 4

Concert – Blues in Space
Världkulturmuseet, 19.00-20.00
Blues in Spaces is an intense and sometimes chaotic musical experience. Under the leadership of the cellist Rubin Kodheli from New York, Blues in Space has quickly found its way to the forefront of avant-rock. Rubin Kodheli is a genre-transgressing musician who composes for dance, orchestras, chamber ensembles and film, like the award-winning Precious (2009). He also writes music for his band, Blues in Space, a band consisting of cello and drums. The performance at the Museum of World Culture is Rubin’s third visit to Sweden and also the start of a European tour he is carrying out together with the drummer Garrett Brown. Rubin has previous been in Sweden with acclaimed concerts together with Laurie Anderson and Regina Spector. Examples of other cooperations are with artists such as Dave Douglas, Henry Threadgill, Philip Glass and Christian McBride.
The program item is a cooperation with the Kulturakademin and the Music of World Culture.

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