Top Docs

Last year’s top documentary films from around the world, everything gathered in Top Docs.

Film

Jérôme Le Maire, 2016, France, 86 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Over a two-year period, filmmaker Jérôme le Maire captured everyday life in the surgical department of a Parisian hospital. A combination of heavy workloads, intense…

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Matt Tyrnauer, 2016, USA, 92 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

This timely and inspirational documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods from the draconian redevelopment plans of…

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Maya Zinshtein, 2016, Israel / UK / Ireland / Norway, 87 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Filmmaker Maya Zinshtein embeds herself inside the locker room of Jerusalem’s Beitar football club, which became a flashpoint for controversy in 2012 when the signing…

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Alma Har’el, 2016, Great Britain, 80 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

This genre-bending documentary brings Har’el’s signature poetic imagery and fascination with performance in nonfiction to three complimentary stories that seek to demystify the fantasy of…

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Peter Lataster, Petra Lataster-Czisch, 2016, Netherlands, 95 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Director visits March 11 & 12

Imagine that you can’t understand a word the teacher is saying on your first day of school. This is the experience of most of the children…

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Maj Wechselmann, 2017, Sweden/Canada, 76 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Director visit!

My mother survived the massacres of the Jews in Ukraine from 1905 – 1920, to avoid them her family moved to Poland to the town of…

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Dylan Williams, Erik Pauser, 2017, Sweden, 90 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Director visits March 9, Swedish premiere!

In the Swedish film, The Borneo Case, documentary filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of an unlikely group…

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Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon, 2016, Denmark/Finland/Syria, 105 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Syrian radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her friends are caught up in the euphoria of the 2011 Arab Spring. Camera in hand, these artists and…

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  • Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

    In our international competition ten films are competing to win the price for best foreign documentary.

    (10 programpunkter)
  • Tempo Documentary Award

    Tempo Documentary Award is a Swedish documentary film competition. The winner will be presented during the award ceremony on Saturday and 75 000 SEK will be given to the winning director. The competition is organized with the support of the Swedish Film Institute and Influence Film Club.

    (12 programpunkter)
  • Top Docs

    Last year’s top documentary films from around the world, everything gathered in Top Docs.

    (8 programpunkter)
  • Views from the World

    Contemporary depictions of various parts of the world. Personal portraits that simultaneously shows images of society. Films that tell of the big and the small at the same time.

    (7 programpunkter)
  • Music & Arts

    Music, art, dance and literature in great form – Music & Arts offers the best documentaries in its genre. Enjoy fantastic journeys in these areas including the Brazilian Beyoncé fans, rock’n’roll icon Janis Joplin and epic circus art.

    (11 programpunkter)
  • Tempo Short Award

    Tempo Short Award is a competition for best Swedish short documentary. The winner will be presented during the award ceremony on Saturday and 25 000 SEK will be given to the director. The competition is organized with the support of the Swedish Film Institute and Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen. Documentaries are screened together. They represent two short programs. One ticket for each program is needed.

    (8 programpunkter)
  • New Doc

    New Doc is Tempo Documentary Festival talent price for unestablished Swedish filmmakers . The price of 70 000 SEK, including 30 000 SEK in technical support, is assigned a new promising director. The prize is awarded in partnership with Filmbasen/Film Stockholm, Cloud Film/Culture in the West, Film i Dalarna, Filmpool Nord, Kultur in Halland – Film and the National Film Centre .
    Shown as three blocks where one ticket counts for each block.

    (9 programpunkter)
  • Cinemateket Filmhistoriens (O)sanningar

    During Tempo Cinemateket screens four hybrid films on this year’s theme, (un)truth. When we laugh and fascinates over all the illusions of fiction film documentaries is expected to portray the truth.

    But throughout the history of cinema, there has been reasons to question that, since it was known that Robert Flaherty himself implicated fictional elements in his legendary documentary film “Nanook, the cold son” from 1922. Or when in excess films like Orson Welles “F For Fake” and “the Blair Witch Project ‘is seen playing with the documentary preconceived veracity. And then there are the hybrid films. The documentaries that are and vice versa.

    Cinematekets benefits card applies as membership cards at the screenings.

    (4 programpunkter)
  • Work in Progress

    Take part in the creative process and get a unique glimpse in to the editing rooms of some of Sweden’s most interesting documentary filmmakers. Watch renowned film projects before everyone else at our Work in Progress day at Bio Rio on March 5

    (5 programpunkter)