Three 2018 film school graduates have received the Swedish Film Institute’s new Wild Card development funding for feature films.
Each receives a development budget of SEK 400,000 ($44,000).
The funding goes to:
- Jerry Carlsson, for Fires (Bränder)
This surrealistic drama will have themes of normality, silence and identity. Carlsson, a graduate of the Swedish Alma screenwriting programme, previously directed the award-winning short Shadow Animals.
- Fanny Ovesen, for Laura
Laura will be a road movie about a complex female friendship tested on a couch-surfing road trip. Ovesen graduated from the Norwegian Film School with her graduation film She-Pack. Laura also won the Nordic Talents Pitch Prize in August.
- Ernst De Geer, for Hypnosis (Hypnosen)
Hypnosis will be a provocative, mind-boggling drama that aims to explore modern male and female roles. De Geer graduated from the Norwegian Film School with his graduation film The Culture.
Helen Ahlsson, Film Commissioner for Moving Sweden and head of the selection jury at the Swedish Film Institute, said, “Wild Card gives the talents of tomorrow a chance to let their voices be heard on a feature film straight after graduation. I am immensely proud of the young filmmakers we chose, and it is an absolute thrill to present the three winning projects to a wider audience.”