Uppsala Region International Film Residency
This film residency programme enables a professional filmmaker working in Europe the possibility to reside in the county of Uppsala for a four week period. The aim of the residency is to offer an international filmmaker time for creative development of an ongoing project as well as teaching opportunities and exchange with regional filmmakers and students. In collaboration with Uppsala Short Film Festival, the filmmaker is also expected to have a presentation/screening during the festival week.
Professional filmmakers from Europe are warmly welcome to apply.
The deadline for application is 2nd May 2023.
The residency provides accommodation at Region Uppsala folkhögskola/Wik* and at Nordens folkhögskola Biskops-Arnö*. Both colleges are situated in the countryside, at 20 km and 45 km respectively, south of Uppsala. Since 2021, Region Uppsala folkhögskola/Wik offers a one year course in Storytelling, while Biskops-Arnö is well renowned for its documentary film courses.
The residency programme will be held in Uppsala, Sweden between 2-29 October 2023.
What the residency entails
The residency provides accommodation at two colleges for one person only, including half board during the weeks, as well as three hotel nights in Uppsala during the festival week. Flight costs to and from Sweden as well as a grant of 25.000 SEK for the duration. Local travel expenses and insurance costs are not covered.
In return, the programme requires the recipient to lecture or hold a workshop for regional filmmakers, and do the same for groups of film students at both colleges. In collaboration with Uppsala Short Film Festival the recipient is expected to have a presentation/screening during the festival week, an event which will be planned together with the festival.
*Adult education college
Apply before 2 May 2023 at the latest
Apply with a short letter describing yourself and your profile as an experienced filmmaker, and why you’re applying for the residency programme. Tell us what you would like to develop within this four week period. Enclose a CV and your filmography.
When applying, please attach links to previous films you have made and include a presentation, synopsis and moving images of what you would like to develop during the residency.
Send your application to Kultur och Bildning by 2nd May at the latest, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org entitled “Film Residency”. The recipient will be announced shortly after the last day of application. Representatives from Region Uppsala and Uppsala Short Film Festival will be on the selection committee. An evaluation of the residency programme should take place before the beginning of December.
Louise Bown, Film Commissioner, email@example.com,
+46 18-611 62 85, +46 70-598 62 85, Region Uppsala, Sweden
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