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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2011 - 12.21 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2011


Fourteen-year-old Frida has fallen in love for the first time—with Philip, who is older than her. He’s about to graduate from high school and plans to leave town. But before he goes, Frida has something important to tell him.



Frida, 14 anni, è innamorata per la prima volta. Lui è Philip, un ragazzo più grande che sta per diplomarsi e progetta di lasciare la città. Prima che lui vada via, Frida ha qualcosa di importante da dirgli.


Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Short Film
Duration 17'
Production Year 2011
Nationality Sweden
Directed by Amanda Kernell
Screenplay Amanda Kernell
Script Amanda Kernell
Director of photography Petrus Sjövik
Main cast Iza Westman
Wim Swerts
Carl Englén
Theresa Eriksson
Produced by Hanna Westerlind, Mathias Fjellström

this means forever regAmanda Kernell
Amanda Kernell was born in 1986 in Umeå, located in the far north of Sweden. Her roots are in two cultures, due to her Swedish mother and Sámi father. Since 2006, Kernell has directed several acclaimed shorts for the production company Direktörn & Fabrikörn, including THE HOLIDAY SISTER (SEMESTERSYSTERN) which was Best Short at the 2009 BUFF children and young adult film festival, and SHARING ALL (ATT DELA ALLT) which received the 1 km Film Award that very same year. Amanda Kernell has studied writing for the stage and audio-visual media at Biskops-Arnö and has completed the Filmpool Nord course Screenwriting for low-budget feature films. In 2009, she was accepted by the National Film School of Denmark for their prestigious 4-year Film Directing programme.


Amanda Kernell
Amanda Kernell è nata nel 1986 a Umeå, nell’estremo Nord della Svezia. Le sue radici affondano in due diverse culture: la madre è svedese, il padre Sami. Dal 2006 ha diretto numerosi cortometraggi per la società di produzione Direktörn & Fabrikörn, tra cui THE HOLIDAY SISTER (SEMESTERSYSTERN), miglior cortometraggio al BUFF 2009, e SHARING ALL (ATT DELA ALLT), che ha ricevuto il 1 km Film Award quello stesso anno. Amanda ha studiato scrittura teatrale e media audio-visivi a Biskops-Arnö, e ha completato il corso Filmpool Nord di sceneggiatura per il cinema low-budget. Nel 2009 è stata accettata dal National Film School di Danimarca per prendere parte al prestigioso programma quadriennale di regia.


Direktörn & Fabrikörn Handelsbolag
Köpmangatan 10, 931 31 Skellefteå - Sweden
+46 70 9986523
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Festival contact
The Swedish Film Institute
Box 271 26, S-102 52 Stockholm - Sweden
phone +46 86651136
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