Dalarna University "Bästa Filmskola"
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One of the most renowned film festivals in Sweden, Sveriges Kortfilmfestival, has awarded Dalarna University the title of Bästa Filmskola - and not only that, but the University went on to win three further awards at the festival.
From left. Jonas Engberg, Therése Herkules, Lama Alshehaby, Håkan Holmberg, Sanne Öberg, Emilia Myrup, Emilie Kastberg, Julia Strandell.
From left. Jonas Engberg, Therése Herkules, Lama Alshehaby, Håkan Holmberg, Sanne Öberg, Emilia Myrup, Emilie Kastberg, Julia Strandell.

"There is a great deal of long and hard work that led to this success," states Thorbjörn Swenberg, Senior Lecturer in Moving Image Production.

Once again, Dalarna University was able to demonstrate the level of quality of its Media Studies programmes. By the end of the festival, it was walking away with four awards - the distinction of being called Bästa Filmskola, and then awards in various categories for the films "Där finns inte jag" and "P.A.P.P.A".

"It's a tremendous achievement for our students, our former students - and all of us who teach and work in such a fantastic environment," states Axel Grigor, Programme Coordinator for Film and TV Production.

Sveriges Kortfilmfestival (Sweden's Short-Film Festival - SKFF) is Sweden's oldest film festival and is held every second year in Stockholm. It aims to create opportunities for everyone to show their films, take part in competitions, and attend seminars and lectures. Supporting the event is the national organisation Sveriges Film- och videoförbund.

"It feels really great. We are proud and thankful," stated Therese Herkules, Lecturer in Moving Image Production at Dalarna University.

The short film production "Där finns inte jag" was also selected to represent Sweden at UNICA, which stands for Union internationale du Cinéma, an international film organisation.