Who’s who at LIFFF?
I’m currently a PhD student in Film Studies at the Lund University, working on a dissertation on the Swedish filmmaker Peter Kylberg. I began my cultural work 2003 at the now much lamented Lund University Film Society where I sat as a curator and chairman for four years. In 2007 I was asked to become festival director for the LIFFF and conducted three festivals here. I then moved to Stockholm in autumn 2009 to work at the distributor Atlantic Film where I handled distribution, acquisitions and PR for one year. But the PhD student position, FFF, and my beloved drums in the rehearsal room at Kulturmejeriet attracted me however, back to Lund. I also have programmed Popcorn Film Festival in Stockholm in 2008 and arranged for the Öresund Film Festival in 2005.
My fondest LIFFF memory is, paradoxically, the fulfilling feeling of a completed festival. A feeling, and a genuine pride, that can be so clearly sensed in the faces of all the festival workers and volunteers. A feeling that we have accomplished something amazing together.
FFF’s representative in the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) – www.melies.org His normal day job is as a producer at film production company Solid Entertainment AB in Malmö – www.solidentertainment.se He has produced and co-produced numerous commercials and music promos, as well as the documentaries Desperately Seeking Seka (2002), John Howe – There And Back Again (2004) and the features Frostbite (2006), Newsmakers (2009), Wake Wood (2011).
My fondest LIFFF memory: As an homage to Udo Kier, he closed the first edition of FFF in 1995 dressed only in a banana skirt and with a blue UN beret!
Ubergeek, practically raised by television and video stores. I have no film studies or practical film making in my background, what I do have is an almost unhealthy love of movies, comic books and television(and The New York Knicks). Used to run my own DVD-store called Mean Streets in Malmo where I only sold movies that I loved.
Best LIFFF memory: 2-way tie between the screening of Thriller-a cruel picture(They Call Her One-Eye) and getting the chance to meet my childhood hero Corey Feldman.
Is a producer/director developing feature genre ﬁlm and documentary projects through his production outﬁt Grindhouse Pictures. He also freelance as Producer, Production Manager and/or 1st AD working both on commercials and feature ﬁlms. He is the coordinator of Melies.org, the ofﬁcial website for the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation, as well as a member of the board, working with international promotion of European genre ﬁlm. Christian has worked with Lund Intl. Fantastic Film Festival since 1998 mainly with programming, but also in various other functions ranging from coordinating the festival to arranging special projects to working with promotion activities, social networking and guest relations. Currently he serves as a program advisor/programmer and is an active member of the board.
Favorite FFF memory: When I discovered Donnie Darko at the ﬁlm market in Cannes, and programmed it for FFF, and we as one of the ﬁrst ﬁlm festivals in the world after the Cannes Film Market screened the ﬁlm in Lund. It went on to win the audience award and myself and Magnus went to LA to hand over the award to Richard Kelly and his producer Sean Mckittrick. A funny detail to this story is that I at one point when inviting Drew Barrymore to come and represent the ﬁlm, I told her that she could stay in my apartment. Well, needless to say, Drew never came…
Perhaps it all started sometime long ago with the space lego film I made as a child. Ever since then my enthusiasm for film in general and science-fiction in particular has only grown. For the most part thereafter, I have been studying. German, Russian, Latin and Greek in High school, Film science, Sociology, History, Peace and conflict
science, Russian literature history, etc. at Lund University. Currently, I study part time and work as a beta tester for computer games. I also sometimes DJ (synth/electro) in clubs in Malmoe. During my five years working with the fff I have been responsible for one of our cinema theatres, film jury host, led some of our projects, been a member of our ruling council, written film texts for our catalogue and been on the selection boards of both short and feature length film.
One of my favourite memories from fff was working with musician Steven Severin (from Siouxsie & the Banshees) during our showing of classic horror film in Glimminge keep august 2009.
Anna Arnman is a PhD in film studies at Lund University and in her thesis, Hellraiser – Om Clive Barkers film (Ellerströms, 2005), she is looking at horror film in general and more specifically at Hellraiser (1987). She is for the moment working as a senior lecturer at Linneaus University and with a research project on monster fiction. Arnman is also contributing with texts in several anthologies and are working in an interdisciplinary way, moving freely between film and art, history of ideas, sociology, mass- and media communication and arts and cultural sciences. She has been editor-in-chief and guest editor for the journal Film International (www.filmint.nu) and is an academic
interested in conveying her science results outside the academic world and has therefore taken part in everything from TV, radio and papers to lecturers at numerous occasions.
I studied media and graphic communication in High School and afterwards stray courses in psychology and printing technique at university. I have no direct links to the film world except for a great passion for the twisted and extraordinary. I’ve been working with different cultural projects for as long as I can remember. Among other things I have been engaged in the cultural center Wickmanska in Lund, mainly as head of PR but also as organizer of different youth events. I’ve also helped organize the city festival Möllevångsfestivalen in Malmö, produced a short film program for
Seriefrämjandet’s festival I Seriernas Värld and contributed to performances like Back In Baby’s Arms and Undead in the Night with Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö. 2009 I was also elected into the board of Ung Media Sverige for a year, where I worked to support young journalists and photographers in Sweden.
The first time I ended up at FFF was 2008 as a vistor and I was instantly sold on the concept of fantastic films. Thus I returned again in 2009 as a volunteer and advanced to the board in 2010 when I also joined the short film group and organized the volunteers during the festival.
”I’m late, as usual. Carrying bags from the ten thousand previous locations of the day. Yet l’m gently let inside and can sneak into the dark cinema. I take a breather. Above me colourful pictures flick by in a magical midnight tale filled with bandits, firefights, oriental beauties and a few surrealistic exaggerations. I’m home. I’m at Fantastic Filmfestival in Lund.”
Animal geek, word enthusiast and film student. I’m something of an incurable academic, favouring film studies but have also taken courses such as literature and the media, history, cultural journalism and creative writing. I’ve also tried out the practical part of film studies and been production designer and body double. I
gladly combine my interest for human-animal studies with my love for film in general and my weakness for horror in particular and wrote my bachelor’s thesis on animal horror, a subject I hope to learn more about in the future. My master thesis will be dedicated to the depiction of violence in nature films. I’m profoundly fond of movies in which heads explodes and spend a near insane amount of time on YouTube watching videos with marching alpacas, dancing parrots and unintentionally cute cats.
FFF- moment: When I, without any expectations, went to the screening of The Descent and afterwards walked out of the cinema sufficiently shaky with a bubbly smile on my face. When the director of the documentary Strangers in a Strange Land sent me an email, telling me that I, apart from the greek critics, apparently understood the meaning of his film.
I am a proud film geek that’s been a member of the board of Lund International Fantastic Film Festival for a year now. For the past years I’ve studied film both practically and theoretically at Malmö and Lund University. I’ve also been practicing film making and worked at a variety of different kinds of film screenings in Sweden. I became active in Lund International Fantastic Film Festival because I wanted to give something back to a festival which had given me so many great memories. I wanted to contribute in making these fantastic experiences for visitors to come.
To choose a favorite memory from this film festival is next to impossible. But if I were to choose a favorite moment from last year, which is a task hard enough, then I would probably choose the previewing of Kick Ass. It was a wonderful way to fight the cold early spring in Sweden. The theater was filled with a fantastic film loving audience and you could tell that it was going to be a wonderful, warm year after all.
I started my fascination of film as a teenager going to the midnight screenings of horror, cult and music films at the Lund Univeristy Film Studio as well as being involved in some amateur film, radio and music projects around the punk rehearsal studio ”Lokalen”.
In 1986 I started the production company Apollon Bild & Film together with Fredrik Boklund to primarily produce music videos and commercials. After ten quite successful years and about 500 productions as well as many swedish and international awards we decided to go separate ways.
I then hooked up with Tre Vänner to produce my first feature film ”The Unknown” in 1999. It won a Silver Melies in Luxemburg. That was my first contact with FFF. At Tre Vänner I produced the films ”One Step Behind” and ”7 Millionaires” and the TV-series Cleo and Police Officers as well as The Man Who Smiled and Firewall with Rolf Lassgård as Kurt Wallander.
Since 2005 I am owner, producer and managing director at Anagram Produktion AB that produces films, Tv and stage shows in many different genres. There I have been involved in producing the films; Morgan Pålsson-Worldcorrespondent, Almost Elvis, Mr. Governor, Four More Years, Gone, Hassel 12 and Eat, Sleep Die and the TV-series; The Gynaecologist from Askim, The Strong Man, At The End Of The Milky Way, SVT Christmas Special, HippHipp! and HippHipp-Christmas Special. I am part of the international producers networks EAVE and ACE and have produced the european coproductions; The Investigator, Forbidden Fruit, Lapland Odyssey, POP!, The Crazy House and Happy End. I am a board member in Media Evolution and take active part in the Swedish association of Film and TVproducers as well as being a consultant at the board of FFF.
I’ve studied lots of different things, including film making, sound theory, Swedish, literature and subcultures. Aside from that, I have travelled a bit and so far speak Swedish, Norwegian, English and German fluently, and French “kind-of-OK-ly”. Right now I have some film projects and texts on the way while working as a bartender in Malmö.
LIFFF is wonderful stuff. It’s where the best kinds of people gather to watch the best kinds of films. There is nothing like it and being part of it is probably the best thing I’ve ever done. This is awesomeness.
Camilla has numerous film productions behind her, ranging from short fiction, art films and documentaries. Lately the Wallander TV series and the feature film Lovestain (Kyss mig).
She has worked mainly as project manager for film or culture, but also as director and photographer and lately project accountant, controller and line producer.
She is a graduating student of the Creative Producer program, has two years of Film Studies from Lund University, and one semester of project managing from Malmoe University, and a Film project-managing course in Ystad. Her practical experience comes from the European Film Collage in Ebeltoft, Denmark.