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Seminar programme 2024

This year’s seminar programme takes place from Monday through to Friday. To attend seminars at BUFF, you need accreditation. Sometimes, you must also pre-register – read more under the respective programme item.



Film in school day: Film for change and the power of storytelling

Language: Swedish Registration fee: 800 Swedish kronor (incl. 25% VAT of 160 kr). Includes lunch and coffee. Register no later than 1 March at  Tickets for the morning seminars can be purchased on the day subject to availability.   Arranged by Film i Skåne, the Swedish Film Institute, Filmregionerna and FOMP.     Welcome to a film educational inspiration day where we focus on the power of conversation and storytelling. Our guest of honour is Nicolas Lunabba, whose debut novel Blir du ledsen om jag dör? has been praised for humanising young people who are pulled into violence and crime. We get to learn the conversation methodology ”Tala film – Tala Liv”.  We get to meet filmmakers whose films can spark conversation and inspire us to tell our own stories.  We get a crash course in filmmaking with your students.   Licensing and services – all you need to know to make film with your students  Annelie Medoc, ICT strategist at Lund’s municipality shares her best tips.    Documentary film and storytelling Lisa Nyed, Commissioning Editor Documentary Film at Film i Skåne, in conversation with filmmakers Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson (Jävla Pappa, 2023) and  samt Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen (En tyst berättelse, 2023).   Work in progress – Rosa Rugosa  Ludvig Rodman, Commissioning Editor Short Fiction Film at Film i Skåne interview the director Stella Rydholm Thal.  The way to finding a language – a conversation with Nicolas Lunabba Fatima Khayari from the Swedish Film Institute speaks with Nicolas about how literature and film gave him a language and opened doors into worlds far way from his own – maybe even a way out of a marginalised and vulnerable position. We shine a light on having no language and violence, and reflect upon how school, sport and culture can work as an antidote to a way into crime.  Workshop 13:00 – Panora 2 Workshop ”Tala Film – Tala Liv” Folkets Bio Filmpedagogerna Non-profit organisation Folkets Bio Filmpedagogerna has worked with film and media education for more than 20 years. Filmpedagogerna will present the interview methodology Tala film – Tala liv. The goal of the methodology is to capture the participants’ individual experiences. During this training session you get to participate in a conversation about film as well as get tips on what to think about when leading such a conversation yourself.  



Work in progress 2024

A recurring item on the programme in which we get to see films that are still in production. At BUFF 2024 we present three films from Sweden and one from Norway.  Accreditation required Language: English   Lilla Spöket Laban Lilla Spöket Laban, the world’s friendliest ghost, is back for new adventures in and around the castle Gomorronsol.   With: Elsa Fröslin, Janca Hodann Söder, Lasse Persson Producer: Elsa Fröslin & Cecilia Forsberg Becker Director: Lasse Persson Scriptwriters: Lena Ollmark, Anders Sparring and Jan Vierth Production company: Art & Bob Film och Drama, in collaboration with SF Studios, Film i Skåne and Slugger.   Nipster Chris, 15, is a nobody without a cause. But things will soon change! Together with her friend Maja she will spend the summer at a camp for youngsters interested in the climate. But what appeared to be an idyllic summer camp turns out to be a front for eco-fascists who want to recruit young people like Chris.    With: Adam Lunneborg, Sarah Olsson, Sunniva Eir Tangvik Kveum Producer: Adam Lunneborg Director: Sunniva Eir Tangvik Kveum Scriptwriter: Sarah Olsson Production company: Carbs Film   Dancing Queen in Hollywood Mina and Markus travel to Los Angeles to dance in in a music video with postar Anna of the North. What starts out as the trip of a lifetime proves to be very demanding for Mina when her parents’ relationship is in crisis. What is she to do when she finds out her father is being unfaithful?   With: Thomas Robsahm Producer: Thomas Robsahm Director: Aurora Gossé Scriptwriter: Silje Holtet Production company: Amarcord   Nelly Rapp The final part in the trilogy about monster agent Nelly Rapp.   With: Niklas Larsson,Johan Rosell, Sofie Forsman & Tove Forsman Producer: Niklas Larsson Director: Johan Rosell Scriptwriters: Sofie Forsman and Tove Forsman Production company: SF Studios   Ser du mig Mo, a 16-year old star football player with a promising future, struggles with his mental health after a deeply traumatic experience – the unsolved murder of his brother.    With: Filson Ali & Daniel Bezares Producer: Helene Granqvist & Daniel Bezares Director: Filson Ali Scriptwriter: Grace Maharaj & Filson Ali* Production company: CAMERA X


Industry afternoon

Accreditation required Language: English Friday’s seminar programme at Spegeln cinema ends with short and exciting presentations. This year we do a deep-dive into scripts, new concepts and explore the future of Nordic children’s and youth film.   Northern Script With: Torbjörn Jansson, scriptwriter and mentor. Matilde Graf, participant Northern Scripts Northern Script is a creative event where budding scriptwriters aged 18 to 29 get help with developing their scripts. One mentor from each of the Nordic countries coaches the scriptwriters before choosing and inviting select participants to an exclusive workshop in Oulu, Finland. Meet Torbjörn Jansson, mentor for the Swedish and Norwegian participants in 2023, and Matilde Graf, the 2023 Swedish participant in Oulu.     Film i Sörmland’s scriptwriters’ residency With: Aland Mohammed, EliSophie Andrée & Daniel Lundquist. With a focus on children’s films, Film i Sörmland gives one scriptwriter the change to develop his or hers script together with playwright EliSophie Andrée. This year’s resident scriptwriter is Aland Mohammed. He has studied scriptwriting for film and TV at Dalarna University. His film Blattesvensk is a fast, crazy and wonderful youth comedy that fills a void within Swedish film. A future Swedish ”Superbad”.    The NoJse report With: Mariella Harpelunde Jensen Mariella Harpelunde Jensen, programme director at BUSTER Film Festival and chairperson of NoJse, presents and hosts a talk around Nordic Think Tank – a recurring event at BUSTER where professionals from the Nordic film industry exchange thoughts. The report from Nordic Think Tank is presented at the Berlinale, this year also at BUFF.    Spellbound With: Torbjörn Jansson   A film story is created jointly and in real time during a playful meeting between a young audience and established filmmakers. Torbjörn Jansson presents Trollbundet: a development concept with a magical children’s perspective, which premiered at Barnefilmfestivalen in Kristiansand, Norway, 2023. In the hot seat: Children’s and youth film commissioner Janne Vierth With: Janne Vierth, Malena Jansson What is the state of Swedish children’s and youth film? Where is it heading? Shouldn’t there be more and better films made for a young audience? We put the Swedish Film Institute’s film commissioner for children and young people against the wall and demand straight answers.