Syriatypes, art and activism online

As a Syrian artist and activist – how do you pick up the threads of an old life and move forward when you’re in exile and without networks? How do you get a sense of identity when the media portrays your country merely as a land of bloody conflicts, jihadist nests and victims?

Syriatypes is a transmedia project, an interactive space, giving voice to the non-violent and equal rights minded men and women, who took an active role in the revolution and still have stories to tell. The idea was born out of the need to communicate something else then the stereotypes of victims and war, and the lack of a space where this could be done. Syriatypes is a platform developed by artists and activists, for artists and activists. Engage in Syrian projects, meet the persons behind them and be part of creating the next or spreading their work – Syrians and the world needs other stories then those told by mass media.

Meet the artists and people behind the platform. Hear their stories and ask questions about their reality. Get a sneak-peak of the platform and, if you want to, get engaged.

Syriatype is a House of Real project, created and produced by Marie Skovgaard, Maxim Abou Diab, Anna J Ljungmark and our Syrian friends.

The project is financed by Kvinfo and IMS.

Read more about the artists: Ossama Halal, Diala Brisly och Omar Imam.
Diala Brisly has unfortunately been denied entry to Sweden and will therefore not attend. Read more about the news here.

Participants: Ossama Halal, Diala Brisly and Omar Imam together with the initiators Marie Skovgaard and Anna J Ljungmark (House of the Real).

Moderator: Antony Merjan 

In collaboration with Filmregion Stockholm Mälardalen and support of European Union, European Regional Development Fund. 

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!