This year's edition of the short film program will be screened at the Cinématte in Bern, the Riffraff Cinema in Zurich and for the first time at the cinema Rex in Fribourg. The program is curated for the sixth time by Andreas Fock, founder and program manager of the "Film Fest Sundsvall". Before that, Andreas was responsible for the worldwide launch of Swedish short films at the Swedish Film Institute (SFI). He will attend all three screenings.
The Swedish short film series "New Swedish Shorts" was initiated in 2009 by the cinema “Cinématte” in Bern. Although, or perhaps because, Swedish short films are not among the most commercial genres, and are often unconventional in their thematic and visual language, cinemas in other cities soon followed.
The confirmed dates:
Mon. 9 September: Cinématte, Bern (https://www.cinematte.ch/ )
Tue. 10 September: Riffraff, Zürich (http://www.riffraff.ch/ )
Wed. 11 September: Cinéma Rex, Fribourg (https://www.cinemotion.ch/ )
-Tweener (Brottas, 2018), Julia Thelin, coming-of-age-drama, 15’
-1981 (Nittonhundraåttioett, 2018), Dawid Ullgren, drama, 14’
-The Bear (2018), Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, drama/comedy, 20’
-The Second Shore (Andra Stranden, 2018), Åsa Sandzén, animated doc, 14’
-The Proletarian (Proletären, 2018), Jakob Arevärn, drama, 9’
-How it Feels to Be Hungover (Hur det känns att vara bakis, 2018), Viktor Hertz, comedy, 10’
-The Artist Has a Baby (Konstnären får barn, 2018), Sanna Lenken, doc, 10’
Guest: Andreas Fock
Andreas Fock is the founder and program manager of the "Film Fest Sundsvall", which will be held for the third time in March 2020. Last year he released his much-acclaimed interview book about Ingmar Bergman - "Alla talar om Bergman" (All talking about Bergman). Andreas has previously worked as a short film consultant at the Swedish Film Institute where he was responsible for the international short film distribution.
Andreas Fock curates the "New Swedish Shorts" for the sixth time and will attend the screenings in Bern, Zurich and Fribourg. He is available for interviews.