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Mikael Carlsson

  • Cissi Elwin takes over leadership of Swedish Film Institute

    27-Mar-2006

    Cissi Elwin, a 40-year old journalist who hasbeen the editor-in-chief at Sweden's largest weekly magazine, Ica-Kuriren, was appointed the new CEO ofthe Swedish Film Institute (SFI) on Friday. Elwin takes over the position in May after predecessor Ase Kleveland returns to her native Norway where she will be the CEO of Rikskonsertene.
  • Alan Menken signs multi-picture deal with Disney

    1-Mar-2006

    Composer Alan Menken, who has won eightAcademy Awards for his music for Walt Disney films such as The Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas, has signed a non-exclusivemulti-picture deal with Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone Pictures.
  • Triangelfilm acquires six features from Wild Bunch at EFM

    1-Mar-2006

    Swedish film distributor Triangelfilm acquiredsix titles during the Berlin Film Festival, all of them from French salescompany Wild Bunch. Triangelfilm secured distribution rights for Sweden,Norway, Denmark and Finland for Marilyn Manson's Phantasmagoria, Emir Kusturica's Maradona, Nanni Moretti's IlCaimano, Emanuele Crialese's TheGolden Door, Luc Jacquet's The Foxand the Child, and Sabine Guzzanti's documentary Viva Zapatero!
  • The Swedish box office falls to the lowest level in six years

    20-Feb-2006

    The Swedish homeentertainment market significantly outperformed theatrical revenues in 2005,latest figures reveal.
  • Dagur Kári wins the Nordic Prize at Gothenburg Film Festival

    6-Feb-2006

    Icelandic director Dagur Kári (Noi the Albino) won the Nordic Prize atthe Gothenburg Film Festival for his new film Dark Horse, a black and white slacker comedy shot in Denmark whichKári describes as a 1960s pastiche. The cast features a number of new Danishfaces such as Jakob Cedergren and Tilly Scott Pedersen. Dagur Kári is aprevious winner of the Nordic Prize for his directorial debut, Noi the Albino in 2003. Eight filmsparticipated ...
  • Nina's Journey wins Sweden's best film award

    31-Jan-2006

    The Swedish film awards served up a night of surprises in Gothenberg.
  • Seven Guldbagge nominations for Runge's film

    10-Jan-2006

    The nominationsfor this year's Guldbagge awards, the annual SwedishFilm Awards were announced Monday. Björn Runge, whose previous film Daybreak won four Guldbagge awards and a Silver Bear in Berlin 2004,dominated the list with seven nominations for his new film Mouth to Mouth.It has been nominated for "Best Film", "Best Director" and"Best Screenplay", among other awards, the winners will be announcedat the Guldbagge award gala in Gothenburg on January30th.
  • Guillou's bestselling Arn novels take to the screen

    9-Jan-2006

    Two screen adaptations and a television seriesof Evil author Jan Guillou'sbest-selling historical Arnadventures are currently in development by Svensk Filmindustri.
  • Icelandic film opens 29th Gothenburg Film Festival

    4-Jan-2006

    Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson's vikingdrama Beowulf & Grendel will openthe 2006 Gothenburg Film Festival (27 January - 6 February). The film, starringGerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Sarah Polley and Ingvar Sigurdsson, had itsworld premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and will get its US premiere at thePalm Springs Film Festival on 6 January.

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