Swedish director Johan Kling's Trust Me took $1m (Euros 0.7m) of the $1.8m Swedish Film Institute support for10 local productions.

Kling'sfeature debut, Darling, was named Best Swedish Film 2007 by the Association of Swedish Film Critics,

Darling went on to win the Nordic Film Prize at the Göteborg Film Festival and to receive two Guldbagge awards, the Swedish national film trophy.

It will screen in the Zabaltegi sidebar of the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival.

Lead actors Michelle Meadows and Michael Segerström star in Trust Me, with Darling producer Fredrik Heinig on board for St Paul Film, the new production outfit he set up recently with Kling and Johannes Ahlund, with whom he previously co-owned Spader Knekt.

'A comedy, Trust Me is an ensemble piece about eight characters - mostly young women - who are members of a small theatre group in Stockholm,' explained Heinig, who will produce with Mathilde Dedye.

St Paul Film's next outing, Kristian Petri's Bad Faith, will roll next summer.

The film institute also chipped in $200,000 for Norwegian director Gunnar Vikene's Vegas, a drama targeted at the 15+ audiences about three teenagers 'who have lost everything and have everything to win,' from the team behind the award-winning Trigger, including producers Tanya Badendyck and Silje Hopland Eik, of Norway's Cinenord Spillefilm.

The film will be co-produced by Moa Westeson, of Sweden's Cinenord Stockholm.

Third feature/full-length documentary to be subsidised was Mr County Governor (Hr Landshövding), a family-drama-documentary written and directed by Swedish director Mans Mansson.

Described as a cinema verite portrait of county governor and former minister of defence Anders Björck, 400 years after the first county governor was appointed, the film will be produced by Martin Persson, for Anagram Produktion, with $200,000 institute backing.