These are strange times we live in, and we are all affected by them in different ways. At Stockholm Film School we are taking all necessary measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and following the recommendations of the authorities. For us, this has meant, among other things, cancelled events and that a great part of our education now is held on distance.
While we at Stockholm Film School and all of you others deal with the situation with the spreading of virus in different ways, we thought we could offer you some tips that can make the quarantine, social distancing or these generally stagnant times feel a little more bearable. Take care of you and everyone around you! Soon spring will come.
- On our Youtube channel we have put together a playlist with a selection of 31 films with English subtitles or English spoken language produced at the school over the years. There are larger projects mixed with shorter exercises, there is drama, sci-fi, romance and thriller. Press Play and enjoy!
- From March 16th, Talking Shorts will present a festival program of seven films on the theme of “dystopia” each week. The online festival My Darling Quarantine is completely free of charge!
- The documentary film festival IDFA is releasing almost 200 selected documentaries for streaming online, completely free of charge.
- Cineasterna is a fantastic online service with lots of great film. Totally free of charge. All you need is a valid library card from a Swedish library. Start flicking through the library here!
- Filmbasen invited the director Rojda Sekersöz to a talk about her filmmaking, work processes and her way to become a director. The talk was livestreamed on April 16, but can now be seen here!
- Also don’t miss the film breakfast by Filmbasen, which will be live streamed via Zoom, with Kalifat director Goran Kapetanovic, on May 6. The number of places is limited. Register here!
- The Swedish Film Institute has filmed a number of talks held in their series Filmrum, some of them were held in English – see the talks here!
- The Corona crisis leaves traces and affects many major film events around Europe. Cineuropa is continuously updating about cancelled or postponed film events, due to covid-19. Stay updated here!
- Also, read about how the film industry in Sweden and Denmark resume to shooting with new corona-adapted guidelines.