Time for SFI’s Dream Factory
by Annika Pham
20/04/2006 - Denmark’s legendary scriptwriter Mogens Rukov (Festen, Manslaughter [trailer]), the successful creative duo behind two-time Berlinale award winner A Soap [trailer, film focus], director Pernille Fischer Christensen and scriptwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson, and the new head of Twentieth Century Fox’s International Distribution, Tomas Jegeus, are among the top guests of the Dream Factory Festival who will take place at the Swedish Film Institute’s Film House from April 27-29.
Aimed at young aspiring Swedish filmmakers or film professionals, the festival has put together an impressive programme of debates, workshops and screenings for its fifth edition. On April 27, Fischer Christensen and Fupz Aakeson will be on stage to discuss the making of A Soap and their careers; the SFI’s head of Production Peter Hald will analyse the Swedish film business; and animation, documentary and short filmmaking will be key topics of the day.
April 28 will be dedicated to scriptwriting and storytelling, with star guests Rukov and US script consultant Chris Vogler (Fight Club, The Thin Red Line). Directors Maria Blom (Dalecarlians [trailer, film focus]) and Ruben Östlund (Guitar Mongoloid) will also discuss what makes a good script.
On April 29, Karl Fredrik Ulfung will unveil the secrets behind Storm [trailer], which won the Audience Award at the 2005 Stockholm Film Festival and sold to over 20 territories, by first time filmmakers Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein; and the country’s leading actors and actresses Amanda Ooms (Harry’s Daughters), David Dencik (A Soap) and Maria Lundqvist (Mother of Mine [trailer]) will discuss their work.
Åse Kleveland, current head of the Swedish Film Institute, will also give away the Bergman Prize (SK50,000) to an emerging film talent who is an inspiration to the new generation of Swedish filmmakers.