Guests 2019

TRINE DYRHOLM

Trine Dyrholm is one of Denmark’s most famous and successful actresses, singer-songwriter and director. In 1998 Dyrholm landed a breakout role as a bewildered hotel maid in the chaotic family drama “The Celebration”. The international audience got to know Dyrholm in her role in the Oscar-winning drama “In a Better World”. During her career, Dyrholm continued to mesmerise the audience and critics all over the world. She combines her acting and singing skills in the danish Queen of Hearts, premiered at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Gothenburg Film Festival in January 2019. In Gothenburg Dyrholm received the festival’s first ever Best Actor Award.

GUSTAVO SALMERÓN

Gustavo Salmerón (Madrid, Spain, 1970) has worked as an actor in over thirty films. In 2001, he directed the short film Salad Days (Desaliñada) which won the Spanish Film Academy Goya for Best Short Film. Since 2002 he has been directing, over the course of 14 years, the documentary Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle. The film won Grand Prix for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Spotlight Award in the Cinema Eye Honors, Goya Award for Best Documentary, among many others.

DOME KARUKOSKI

Dome Karukoski is one of Finland's most successful film directors and have won over 30 festival awards. He has directed six feature films, such as Forbidden Fruit (2009) and The Grump (2014) that became blockbusters in his home country and received international recognition. His latest feature film Tolkien premiered in may 2019.

FERNANDO MEIRELLES

Fernando Meirelles is a brazilian director. He is known for films as City of God (2002) and The Constant Gardener (2005). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2005 for “Best Director”. His film Blindness was the opening film at the Cannes festival in 2008.

LETIZIA BATTAGLIA

Letizia Battaglia is one of the most recognized photojournalists in Italy. She began her photo career in the early 1970s and started photographing the Sicilian Mafia in 1974. The documentary Shooting the Mafia, first released in January 2019, explores her career and how Battaglia has dedicated four decades of her life to documenting the Mafia terror regime in Sicily.

GUSTAVO SALMERÓN

Gustavo Salmerón (Madrid, Spain, 1970) has worked as an actor in over thirty films. In 2001, he directed the short film Salad Days (Desaliñada) which won the Spanish Film Academy Goya for Best Short Film. Since 2002 he has been directing, over the course of 14 years, the documentary Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle. The film won Grand Prix for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Spotlight Award in the Cinema Eye Honors, Goya Award for Best Documentary, among many others.

JOAKIM SÄLLQUIST

Joakim worked at Östgötateatern (in Norrköping) as a stage technician 1990/91. After that he started working full time with his coverband. Joakim got stuck in a substance abuse and left the stage, 20 years later he succeeded in becoming drug-free. He got an education and started working. Joakim followed some friends who were auditioning for small roles for the film Goliat. On request from the casting director (Pauline Hansson) Joakim also auditioned and he got one of the leading roles. Later, Joakim won a Guldbaggen for Best Male lead.

PHAIM BHUIYAN

Phaim Bhuiyan (Italy, 1995) is a director and assistant director. He studies Video Design and Film at the Istituto Europep di Design. He worked as an assistant director on several films, such as La profezia dell’armadillo (2018) and directed an episode of the Italian TV series Yoroi (2017). Bangla (2019) his his first feature film. 

JANAINA AUGUSTIN

Janaina Augustin has been working in the audiovisual industry since the 90’s. She has been working in innovative projects, such as digital content and interactive video installations for museums and exhibitions. She is associate producer in one of Meirelles films. 

AGNÈS GODARD

Agnès Godard is a French cinematographer, well known for her collaboration with filmmaker Claire Denis. She is known for her work on Beau travail (1999), Home (2008) and Vendredi soir (2002). She has won a César Award for her work.

MONA JOHANNE HOEL

Mona Johanne Hoel (b. 1960) is trained in photography from New York and a director at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, and has a number of award-winning short,- documentary,- and feature films. In 2000 she wrote and directed “Når nettene blir lange”, which is Norway’s first and only dogme-film. It has been screened at prestigious festivals like Karlovy Vary and Toronto, as well as receiving two Amanda-awards for Svein Scharffenberg and Kari Simonsen’s acting. Hoel is both director and producer in her own company, Freedom From Fear Film.

MARIKEN HALLE

Mariken Halle (b. 1982) is one of Norway’s most unique filmmakers. She is educated at Nordland art- and film-school, and Akademin Valand, and made her first shortfilm “Trygve med hjertet i postkassa” in 2005. Halle has continued to make films where she combines documentary and fiction, like “Kanskje i morgen” (2011) and “Verden venter” (2014). Halle is also a producer for the company ALTERNATIVET.

PAUL TUNGE

Paul Tunge (b. 1984) is a Norwegian director and filmmaker, and made his debut with the feature film Kano in 2011. All his films are made on minimal budgets, without public support, and have been shown at international festivals. As a recording manager and director assistant, Tunge has contributed to a long line Norwegian TV series and films.

ANDERS EMBLEM 

Anders Emblem (b. 1985) made Skynd deg sakte as a part of his master's program in media and communication at the University of Oslo. The film has been screened at the Norwegian festivals TIFF in Tromsø and Kosmorama in Trondheim.

KAROLINE GRINDAKER

Karoline Grindaker is a Norwegian documentary director and producer. She has made a number of films for both TV and cinema, and was nominated for an Amanda-award for the film “Lykkens grøde” (2007) and “Sju kammers” - Frontsøstrene (2011) together with co-director Hilde Kjøs. Ervin is produced through NFI's project; Nye Veier.

KNUT BOHWIM 

Knut Bohwim is a Norwegian actor, production manager and director, who has directed 12 out of the 14 Norwegian Olsenbanden-films. Bohwim worked as a production manager for Teamfilm, and stood at the forefront of the company's norwegian production of the Danish Olsen band. The director had background-roles in most of the Olsenbanden films, including the one that Ove Kant directed.

SHERIN KHANKAN 

Sherin Khankan has a degree in religious sociology from the University of Copenhagen, and has previously been a regular writer for Dagbladet Information, Jyllands-Posten and Kristeligt Dagblad. In 2016, Khanka was involved in establishing Scandinavia's first mosque for women, which is the main theme of the documentary Reformisten.