Nominated for New Doc 2017

New Doc is Tempo Documentary Festival’s talent award for promising but as yet unestablished Swedish filmmakers. Nine films are nominated in the competition, and many of them have a Swedish premiere during the festival: Izabela, Promise, Raised by Krump, See the Man, Selfie and Exile.

Izabela is twenty-two and the mother of five year old twins. Like many other Romanies from poor parts of Romania, she has left her children with relatives in her home village to try to raise money elsewhere. In the film Izabela you will see the hard life she lives in Sweden and also when she returns home.

In the film The Promise we will meet Majsan and Helle, who are both over 80 years when they finally get married in church, but it doesn’t take long until they are not able to live together –  but the love is still strong.

In Raised by Krump we get to know an urban dance movement in Los Angeles – called “krumping”. Some of the area’s most iconic dancer explains how dance and the community around it has helped them on the right course in life. Also in the film See The Man dancing have a great importance for the personal development for these football players in Östersund FK.

The contemporary phenomenon of posting photos of yourself in various poses has become a form of feminist activism on social media and this is examined in Selfie – Pose, Click, Upload, Repeat. The filmmaker in Exile, however, goes back in time and through her grandmother, who was born in Tornedalen, she seeks the common roots in northern Sweden and in the minority language Meänkieli.

Nominated for New Doc 2017

Babushka by Margarita Sheremet

Izabela by Ylvaa Johansson and Anna-My Novotny

Knaster by Neil Wigardt

The promise by Paula Gustafsson

One Ticket Please of Matiss Kaza

Raised by Krump of Maceo Frost

See the Man by Jose Miguel Jimenez

Selfie – Pose, Click, Upload, Repeat by Gilda Naumanen & Matilda Svedberg

The shame by Josephine Anderson Raattamaa

The price is 70 000 SEK, of which 30 000 in technical support, and will be assigned to a new promising director of an upcoming film project. The prize is awarded in partnership with Filmbasen / Film Stockholm, Cloud Film / Culture in the West, Film i Dalarna, Film in the East, Filmpool Jamtland, Filmpool North and Culture in Halland – Film.

All the nominated films is shown during the Tempo Documentary Festival March 6 to 12, 2017. The prizes will be awarded on Saturday, 11 March.

The entire festival program and tickets will be released on February 8.

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