MASTERCLASS: CORINA SCHWINGRUBER ILIĆ & NIKOLA ILIĆ

Thursday 26/10 10.00 GRAND

Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić is a couple of Swiss- Serbian film directors, producers, editors and directors of photography, whose multi-awarded films are shot in both their home countries and elsewhere across the world. Not only have they been co-directors on mutual film projects they have also managed to stay married for more than a decade. Together, they will introduce the art of their documentary filmmaking, show examples and share their thoughts on codirection and not getting divorced.
The Ilićs also have a focus at the festival, where their films are screened in full.

The masterclass will be held in English.
In cooperation with Swiss Films.

FROM SHORT FILM TO FEATURE

Thursday 26/10, 16.00 GRAND

The road from short film to the first feature film can seem long. Some of Sweden’s currently most exciting directors will talk about their experiences and new projects. Participants: Valentina Chamorro Westergårdh (filmmaker and WIFT chairperson), Victoria Verseau (director) and Ninja Thyberg (director).

TRUST ME: BRIAN PALMER – CAN COURAGE SAVE US BEFORE THE FINAL COUNTDOWN?

Thursday 26/10 19.00 GRAND

Have we come to the final countdown, when Trump will stumble into nuclear apocalypse and take us all with him? What would it take to prevent the end of the world? Sophie Scholl left her classes to secretly distribute pamphlets against Adolf Hitler; eleven-year old Malala Yousafzai lived amidst the Taliban while blogging about their brutality. Anthropologist Brian Palmer is haunted by such individuals who risk everything to save their societies. He gathers wisdom from heroic lives and applies it to questions of surviving as an idealist in an unforgiving world. What can our bravest contemporaries
and fallen friends teach us?

At Harvard, Palmer’s courses on courage and engagement attracted as many as 600 students per term and he was voted the university’s best lecturer. Currently based at
Uppsala University in Sweden, Palmer co-created the Raoul Wallenberg Calendar, a portrayal of 365 heroes that was printed in over 100,000 copies in three languages and
serialized on Swedish Radio in 2013. He and Ola Larsmo wrote the book 101 historiska hjältar (101 Historical Heroes), published in 2013. In 2014, Palmer interviewed Edward Snowden. Learn more: brianpalmer.org.

The talk will be held in English.
Arranged in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

UPPSALA TALENT DAYS 25-28 OCTOBER

Uppsala Talent Days is a national meeting for filmmakers on the verge of entering the professional film industry. The meeting is a unique opportunity to make contact with filmmakers from all over the country and to start creating a professional network. During a couple of intense days, the participants take part in seminars, film screenings, a national pitch and meetings with the festival’s international guests and industry representatives. Several events are open to the festival’s guests and audience. More information is available in the description for each seminar.

Participants: Eva-Marie Elg, Simon Elvås, Lisa Forslund, Johan L. Heinstedt, Filippa Holm, Anna Hulth, Inga Kempe, Jasmijn Kooijman, Maya Lindh, Shahab Mehrabi, Erik Nylander, Marcus Thernström Florin, Mattias Thernström Florin, Brynhildur Thorarinsdottir.

UPPSALA SHORT FILM PITCH

Friday 27/10 10.00 GRAND

As part of Uppsala International Short Film Festival, the Uppsala Short Film Pitch has selected 7 projects to be presented to a national jury. The winner recieves 25 000 SEK, in collaboration with Short Film Commissioner for the Swedish Film Institute, Erika Wasserman.

Pitchers: Jonathan Elfving, Simon Elvås, Edvina Koda Sander och Shahab Mehrabi, Andreas Mortensen och Johan Falklind, Patty och Karolina Pajak, Joacim Svensson och Johan L. Heinstedt, Viktoria Verseau och Malin Hüber.

Jury: Helena Ingelsten (SVT kortfilm), Siri Hjorton Wagner (producent), Axel Petersén (regissör).

MAKING SOUND

Friday 27/10 13.00 GRAND

Andreas Franck is a sound designer for feature films and tv-series who has been awarded with the Swedish Guldbagge three times. He will show examples of his work as well as talk about his collaboration with the directors and composers.

The talk will be held in Swedish.
Arranged in collaboration with Kulturenheten Film, region Uppsala.

MEET THE COMMISSIONERS

Friday 27/10 16.30 GRAND

A personal meeting with Swedish short film commissioners.

 

FILMRUMMET: THE ROAD FROM IDEA TO SUCCESS

Friday 27/10 15.00 GRAND

A talk about one of the biggest film successes in Sweden 2016: Ten Meter Tower. From the first seed of an idea all the way to travelling to film festivals around the World, seen by millions.

The talk will be held in Swedish.
Arranged in collaboration with Filmrummet, Svenska Filminstitutet.

BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM, REALLY?

Friday 27/10 18.00 PUB COUSTEAU

European Film Academy Short Film Weekend brings together directors of films nominated as Best European Short Film 2017. What does that mean and what is the way to the European Film Awards? Filmmakers from the 15 nominated films are joined in conversation with Christoph Bovermann from the European Film Academy about awards, the road to the ceremony, and, of course, their films. Moderator: Vladan Petkovic

BREAKFAST WITH THE FESTIVAL

Saturday 28/10 11.00 GRAND

Come and have breakfast and meet the directors visiting the festival! Breakfast will be served and we will hold a Q&A session with the directors competing in the International Competition who are attending the festival. Moderator: Kaja Klimek.

WOULD YOU BUY THIS? – UPPSALA TALENT DAYS

Saturday, 28/10 13.30 GRAND

5 elected short films made by the Uppsala Talent Days participants are screened and discussed by an international panel consisting of Matt Lloyd (director, Glasgow Short Film Festival), Sari Volanen (producer YLE TV1), Daniel Ebner (artistic director, Vienna Shorts). An opportunity for the talents to get feedback and constructive criticism from international industry representatives. Moderator: Rafael Franco (Film Stockholm/Filmbasen).

Films:
Babes roll out – Brynhildur Thorarinsdottir
Heiðin (The Heath)- Maya Lindh
Indirekt – Shahab Mehrabi
Lämnad kvar – Marcus och Mattias Thernström Florin
Är så här – Lisa Forslund

The talk will be held in English.

ROAD TO THE OSCARS

Saturday 28/10 15.30 GRAND

The Spanish short film Timecode is a world success. It was awarded with the Audience Award in Uppsala 2016, got the prestigious Palme d’Or in Cannes, and was even nominated for an Academy Award. It is now competing for best European film at the European Film Awards. The director Juanjo Giménez will talk the about the road to success and his experiences. Moderator: Jing Haase.

The talk will be held in English.

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