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Four Swedish features-to-be compete for €0.6 million production funding


- Swedish newcomer Terese Andrén, Fia-Stina Sandlund, Malou Schultzbergand, Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten are vying for the third Stockholm Feature Film Award for women directors

Four Swedish features-to-be compete for €0.6 million production funding

Taking place between November 6-17, the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival has selected four feature projects to compete for the festival’s third Stockholm Feature Film Award for women directors, which comes with €0.6 million cash and production services. Furthermore the winning film will be launched during the Stockholm festival and is secured On Demand premiere through Telia Premium and Nordic-Baltic distribution through Sweden’s NonStop Entertainment. “The award is one of the largest of its kind – it should encourage new, women directing talent, and we hope to give the opportunity for new voices to come forward and be heard,” said festival manager Git Scheynius.

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The contenders for the 2013 prize include Terese Andrén’s Concern, scripted by Andrén and Malin Malmgren
, produced by Mimmi Spang and Rebecka Lafrenz, for Garage Film International; Fia-Stina Sandlund’s She’s Wild Again Tonight [+see also:
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, scripted by Sandlund and Josefine Adolfsson, produced by Tobias Janson
, for Story; Malou Schultzberg’
s Worst Mafia, scripted by Santiago Gil, produced by Leif Mohlin and Helene Mohlin, for MINT; and Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten’s Wasted, scripted by von Baumgarten, produced by Helle Ulsteen, for Scandinavian Lovers.

In Concern, a real estate agent leaves his well-organised life in Stockholm, convinced that a global collapse is near; She's Wild Again Tonight is described as a modern Miss Julie; Worst Mafia is a gangster comedy, and Wasted – also nominated last year - follows a lost teenager’s efforts to survive a year of chaos, decadence and dangerous impulses. The winner will be announced at the festival’s awards ceremony on November 15 at Stockholm’s Berns.

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