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‘Who Talks’ wins the Swedish Shorts Competition

Elin Övergaard is this year’s recipient of the Göteborg Film Festival’s Swedish Shorts Competition for her short Who Talks. The award is one of the world’s largest short film prizes and includes nearly 300 000 SEK in cash and film equipment. This year’s Jury consists of Shahab Mehrab, Director; Isabella Eklöf, Director; Mattias Nordkvist, Actor; […]

46:e festivalen
27 Jan -
5 Feb, 2023

Elin Övergaard is this year’s recipient of the Göteborg Film Festival’s Swedish Shorts Competition for her short Who Talks. The award is one of the world’s largest short film prizes and includes nearly 300 000 SEK in cash and film equipment.

This year’s Jury consists of Shahab Mehrab, Director; Isabella Eklöf, Director; Mattias Nordkvist, Actor; Anna Anthony, Producer.

In Who Talks, a new group home for unaccompanied minors is set to be opened in Sweden and the municipal government has invited the residents in for dialog. Elin Övergaard (Picture World GFF 2017) poses questions about polarization, normalization and whose views are taken into consideration at a tumultuous town meeting.

The prize is financed by the Swedish Film Institute, SVT, Gothenburg Film Studios, Red Rental by Maan, Teaterförbundet, Folkets Bio, Film i Väst, Independent Kostym and Shoot&Post.

Göteborg Film Festival is Sweden’s main platform for Swedish short film and every year over 80 new short films are premiered during the eleven festival days. The nominated films in the Swedish Short Competition are some of the festival’s most popular, with great audience pressure and sold out screenings every year.

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