Magazine article Screen International

Swedish Film Institute Names Doc Commissioners

Magazine article Screen International

Swedish Film Institute Names Doc Commissioners

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Klara Grunning and Antonio Russo Merenda appointed documentary film commissioners.

Klara Grunning and Antonio Russo Merenda have been appointed documentary film commissioners at the Swedish Film Institute, taking over from Cecilia Lidin.

It means the production funding section for documentaries will double, with two commissioners dealing with applications for funding.

Swedish documentaries to gain international recognition in recent years include Oscar-winner Searching For Sugar Man and Concerning Violence.

Hjalmar Palmgren, head of the Production Funding unit, said Grunning will join early next autumn, and Lidin has agreed to stay on in her current post until then.

Grunning has been a film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute since 2010, arranging funding for documentaries, many of which have been Danish-Swedish projects. …

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