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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?



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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