In the Year of the Quiet Sun

The title of the Otolith Group’s film In the Year of the Quiet Sun comes from the reduction of the sun’s surface temperature that occurs every eleventh year. From 1964 to 1965 several nation states around the world printed stamps to commemorate the first scientific solar expedition. While the new stamps turned their faces to the sky, they looked past the unstable situation that Africa’s newly independent states found themselves in .

Otolith Group was founded in 2002 by Anja Equally Sagar and Kodwo Eshun ( London). The award-winning group is working with essay films and bring together history, science fiction and the Tri-continentalism movement.

Nominees for Tempo Short Award

Eight short documentaries are competing in the Tempo Short Award for the prestigious prize for best documentary short film about a maximum of 30 minutes. Of the eight nominees, two of them have premiere screenings during the Tempo Documentary Festival 2017. Read more about the nominees here!  

Nominees for Tempo Documentary Award

The nominations for Tempo Documentary Award is now official! It is one of the biggest competions for long documentaries (over 50 minutes). All the nominated films will be screened at the 18th edition of Tempo Documentary Festival which takes place from 6 to 12 March 2017. Read more about the nominees here!

Nominated for New Doc

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 are Swedish premieres during the festival: Izabela, Promise, Raised by Krump, See the Man, Selfie and shame. Learn more about all the nominees here!  

Kim opens Tempo!

"Kim" opens Tempo Documentary Festival in 2017 and thereby get world premiere! The film is a intimate portrait of Kim Anderzon, a feminist role model who became one of our greatest actors. She created a life where the theater was the focus of both relationships and family. Read more about the movie here!