Meet Film i Väst in Cannes
Last year the Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s The Square won the Palme d’Or and was nominated for both an Oscar® and Golden Globe. This year another Film i Väst co-production is competing in the Official Selection: The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (who won a Palme d’Or 2014).
We’re proud co-producers of three additional features in the Festival de Cannes, all shot and/or postproduced at Film i Väst’s Region Västra Götaland, Sweden:
- Official Selection – Out of Competition Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough and Sofie Gråböl.
- Un Certain Regard – Ali Abbasi’s, Border based on a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In).
- Semaine de la Critique, Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s Fugue.
Film i Väst will host a press lunch on Saturday, May 12, where Mikael Fellenius, CEO, and Peter Possne, Head of Production, will present this year’s Cannes line-up and upcoming projects, followed by roundtable interviews with filmmakers and talent.
For more information about the press lunch, please contact: Ulrika Grönérus, Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Film i Väst staff in Cannes:
Mikael Fellenius, CEO, email@example.com
Peter Possne, Head of Production, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Strategy, email@example.com
Katarina Krave, CFO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Muir, Senior Executive Co-Productions, email@example.com
Ulrika Grönérus, Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Film i Väst co-productions have received eleven Palme d’Or nominations and two wins, including Lars von Triers DANCER IN THE DARK and Ruben Östlund’s THE SQUARE.
Since 2011, Film i Väst co-productions have received eight Oscar® nominations, including winner IN A BETTER WORLD (Susanne Bier), and nominee A ROYAL AFFAIR (Nikolaj Arcel, starring Alicia Vikander).
Over the past decade, Film i Väst has presented over 100 films in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and Sundance, among them award-winning films such as Melancholia(Lars von Trier), The Hunt(Thomas Vinterberg),Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund) and Only God Forgives(Nicolas Winding Refn).
Ulrika GrönérusPress & Media Relations+46(0)708-64 37 email@example.com
Film Väst is the most successful regional film fund in Scandinavia. Film Väst seeks projects that can compete in the most prestigious film festivals and/or be seen by a large international audience. Film Väst accepts applications for feature film co-productions throughout the year. All co-productions are required to bring elements of production or post-production to Region Västra Götaland, work with a Swedish production partner, and hire crew and workers from the region.
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NEWS FROM FILM I VÄST IN CANNES18.5.2019 15:34:19 CEST | Pressmeddelande
At a press lunch in Cannes, Scandinavia's biggest film fund Film i Väst presented several new films, and this year’s Cannes lineup. At the event, CEO Mikael Fellenius presented three new initiatives which will keep Film i Väst at the forefront of film funds. Peter Possne, Head of Productions, presented a selection of the 29 feature films and 14 TV drama currently in production and development at Film i Väst.
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Film i Väst: Second co-production in Official Competition in Cannes18.4.2019 12:15:39 CEST | Pressmeddelande
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