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Gustav Hillbom

Sweden / Website


Artist and filmmaker. Born 1982 in Gällivare, Sweden. Living and working in Sikeå and Umeå, Sweden.

2008 – 2012 Fine Arts, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2010 Fine Arts, Parsons The New School, New York (exchange)
2006 – 2008 Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm
2005 – 2006 Umeå Konstskola, Umeå

2014 Ovärdet, documentary film
2009 An attempt to decode, videoinstallation/video art
2008 Interlaced, animation/video art

Grants and awards
2013 Stiftelsen Karin och Gösta Rittners Stipendiefond
2013 Sparbankstiftelsen Norrlands ateljestipendium Ricklundgården Saxnäs
2012 Eva och Hugo Bergmans minnesfond, Kungliga Akademien för de fria konsterna
2011 Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs stipendiestiftelse
2008 Stiftelsen Dialog-89



Ovärdet (Orig.) / 2014 / Sweden / 30 min

A son loses his father because of alcoholism. The people in a mining town in northernmost Sweden see their community slowly disappear into a hole, little by little. These two situations beyond control create pain and anguish; however, is it possible to compare an act of personal mourning with collective suffering?





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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