Film i Väst - Your Scandinavian Partner in Co-Productions

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

Film i Väst staff in Cannes:

Mikael Fellenius, CEO,
Peter Possne, Head of Production,
Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Strategy,
Katarina Krave, CFO,
Anthony Muir, Senior Executive Co-Productions,
Ulrika Grönérus, Communications Manager,

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).




Film i Väst - Your Scandinavian Partner in Co-Productions
Film i Väst - Your Scandinavian Partner in Co-Productions
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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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Today the Toronto International Film Festival begins. This year the biggest Scandinavian film fund Film i Väst will be contributing with five co-productions: Border by Ali Abbasi, Our Time by Carlos Reygadas, Tell it to the Bees by Annabel Jankel, The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Heartbound by Janus Metz and Sine Plambech. The films have all either been shot or postproduced in the Region of Västra Götaland, on the Swedish west coast.

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Film i Väst’s co-production Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built has been added to the Official Selection – Out of Competition. This is the 10th time Lars von Trier is in Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival. In 2000 he won The Palme d’Or for Dancer in the Dark, shot in Trollhättan, Sweden and co-produced by Film i Väst. The House That Jack Built is produced by Louise Vesth, Zentropa Group, in co-production with Film i Väst. The film is shot in Film i Väst’s Studio Fares and Dalsland.

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