Theme: Persona

Who do you think you are? And who do I think I am? And who do I actually want you to think that I am? The theme for the nineteenth edition of Tempo Documentary Festival is persona.

 

  • Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

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

    (3 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.

    (7 programpunkter)
  • Top Docs

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

    (3 programpunkter)
  • Views of 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.

    (1 programpunkter)
  • Music & Arts

    Music, art, dance and literature in great form – Music & Arts offers the best documentaries in its genre.

    (4 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.

    (3 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.

    (1 programpunkter)

Theme: Persona

Cecilia Björk, 2018, Sweden, 75 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!

A Good Week for Democracy is a sharp, humoristic and unsentimental look at the largest political media event of the year in Sweden: The Almedalen…

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Denis Côté, 2017, Switzerland, 93 min, Top Docs

Jean-François, Alexis, Cédric, Ronald, Benoit and Maxim are bodybuilders who will do all it takes to keep their bodies in exceptional form. Without commentary, this…

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Theresa Traore Dahlberg, 2017, Sweden, 16 min, Tempo Short Award, Director visit!

We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using…

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James Crump, 2017, USA, 92 min, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

Antonio Lopez is considered the most influential fashion illustrator of the last century. His drawings colored the zeitgeist of the frivolous New York and the…

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Professor Bengt Bok and Erik Gandini speculate and marvel over their diametrically opposed methods of documentary processes. And documentary ethics.

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Tova Mozard, 2017, Sweden, 20 min, Tempo Short Award, Director visit!

In the movie ‘COPS’ we meet four people who portray the police profession, through narrative and staging. A film by Guldbaggen-nominated artist Tova​ ​Mozard.

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Tristan Milewski, 2017, Germany, 92 min, Views of the World

It is raining men. They come from 89 nations and float on a cruise ship along the Spanish east coast. Sun, sea, naked skin, and…

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Agnès Varda och JR, 2017, France, 90 min, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

A heartwarming and poignant road movie about the joint project of 88-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda and 33-year-old photographer JR, who share a love for the…

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Sandrine Bonnaire, 2017, France, 62 min, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

Marianne Faithfull has seen it all: success and celebrity at 17 years of age in Swinging London, life with Mick Jagger through the tumultuous Rolling…

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Håvard Bustnes, 2017, Norway, 92 min, Top Docs

‘Whatever has happened to Greece?’ wonders filmmaker Håvard Bustnes out loud at the start of this disturbing documentary. In recent years, its image as a…

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Sophie Fiennes, 2017, Great Britain, Ireland, 115 min, Music & Arts

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and…

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Radio Atlas is back at Tempo with two newly translated sound pieces! Radio Atlas was born from the desire to break language barriers and make…

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Julia Gumpert och Ulrika Bandeira, Olivia Kastebring, 2018, Sweden, 18 min, Tempo Short Award, Director visit!

All female dance group, JUCK, made a name for themselves in 2013 with a video that became a viral hit all over the world. The…

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Anna Eborn, 2017, Sweden, 89 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!

Lida is 81 years old and lives in a dying Swedish settlement in Eastern Ukraine. While she and her little sister Maria were in a…

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Mette Aakerholm Gardell, 2018, Sweden, 83 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!

When people who identify as homosexuals move into retirement homes, they hide often photographs of their loved ones and their lives. Research shows that homosexuals…

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Staffan Julén, 2017, Sweden, 90 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!

Svetlana Aleksijevitj, the 2015 Nobel-Prize winning Belarusian author whose oral histories have explored the psyche of the Russian people, is now working on a book…

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Meet Chzech director Helena Třeštíková, who has worked since the 1970’s with documentary film, and has over 50 titles under belt making her one of…

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Marta Prus, 2017, Finland, Germany, Poland, 74 min, Top Docs, Director visit!

‘You’re not a human being, you’re an athlete’, 20-year-old Rita is told by one of her two merciless coaches. She is preparing to represent Russia…

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Julia Stanislawska, 2018, Sweden, 58 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!, World premiere!

An intimate portrait of Rikard Wolff, one of Sweden’s greatest performers and a prominent figure in Sweden’s gay culture. A poetic film about music and…

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Sam Pollard, 2017, USA, 100 min, Music & Arts

At his peak, Sammy Davis Jr. was the world’s most famous Jewish entertainer. Davis was many other things – a child prodigy as a singer…

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Why are we drawn to personal portraits on film? How do filmmakers use people to tell their story? How is material selected for a reliable…

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Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring och Christina Tsiobanelis, 2017, Sweden, 94 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!

An intimate love story and filmic journey through the first years of the career of a contemporary feminist icon. With her uncompromising lyrics against all…

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Hiu-chan Huang, 2016, 88 min, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Anu is a tomboy. Although she was married off at a young age – as was customary in Taiwan in the 1970s – and had…

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Göran Hugo Olsson, 2017, Sweden, 80 min, Tempo Documentary Award, Director visit!

That Summer centers on the film project Peter Beard initiated together with Lee Radziwill about her relatives, the Beales of Grey Gardens. Lost for decades,…

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Nicole Nielsen Horanyi, 2017, Denmark, 104 min, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Director visit!, Swedish premiere!

In 2011, a single mother named Amanda meets Caspar on Facebook, and there is an immediate spark between them. As their relationship develops, Amanda discovers…

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Towa Shimizu, 2017, Sweden, 16 min, New Doc, Director visit!

The director of the film asks his mother over the phone ‘what is it to be Japanese?’ Starting with a quote from JG Ballard conversations…

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