Six projects selected for Gotland Film Lab

Gotlands Film Lab has received 150 applications from around the world for this first open call.

We very much appreciate the interest in the program and also in Gotland and will announce in May if we can put out a new Open Call for autumn 2015.

We are pleased to announce the six projects selected for the Gotlands Film Lab Spring/Summer 2015 residency:

  • The development of the experimental documentary The name of what is Maidan? by researcher and filmmaker Liza Babenko (Ukraine) at BAC–Baltic Art Center, Visby with 20 000 SEK.
  • The development of the feature film ”People We Know are Confused” by scriptwriter Birutė Kapustinskaitė and director Tomas Smulkis (Lithuania) at Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, Visby with 20 000 SEK.

–   The development of the documentary Pink Dowry by filmmaker Nonhlanhla Dlamini (Swaziland) at BAC–Baltic Art Center / Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, Visby with 20 000 SEK.

–   The research and development of the feature film Forheim by filmmaker and  photographer Petter Ringbom (USA/Sweden) at Bergman Estate, Fårö with 20 000 SEK.

–    The development and production of the art project Milena by Sharon Lockhart (USA) at BAC–Baltic Art Center, Visby with 40 000 SEK.

–    The development of the feature film Maryam by Zanyar Adami and Marioan Hosseini (Sweden/Iraq) at Bergman Estate, Fårö with 40 000 SEK.

The projects we selected are in their early developmental phase each with a strong and explicit research focus on contemporary reality. Our guidelines were also shaped by a careful consideration of the proposed time frame and availability of the preferred location as well as the impact the residency can have on the projects`s artistic development.

Paola Ciliberto, Film på Gotland / Gotlands Filmcentrum och Kulturhus

Sten Melin, Visby International Composers Centre

Livia Paldi, BAC–Baltic Art Center

Lena Pasternak, Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators

Kerstin Brunnberg, Bergman Estate