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Åsa Faringer

 

Film Director, Script Writer, Producer

Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Active as director, producer and scriptwriter since 1989 with feature long film and documentary film for cinema and TV.

Currently writing a script for feature longfilm at Original Film AB with support from The Swedish Film Institute.

Swedish Academy Award/Guldbagge for Best Director.

Teaching film directing and scriptwriting.

Studied as Film Director at the Film School in Mexico City (Centro de Capacitación Cinematografica – CCC). University degree in Spanish language and literature at the University of Mexico City (UNAM). Studied script writing for film and theatre at the Biskops Arnö folkhögskola. Science of theatre (Teatervetenskap) at the University of Stockholm. Several courses in acting and drama.

 

 

  • Jury member at The Berlin International Film Festival, the Huesca International Short Film Festival, Spain, and the Valencia International Film Festival, Spain.

  • Teacher of Film Script and Directing at the Stockholm Film School, 1995-99.

  • General Director of The Independent Filmmakers Association (Oberoende Filmares Förbund), Sweden, 2002-2003.

  • Recipient of 10-years grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden) – 2006-2016 for Film Script Writing.

  • Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts  (SADA) – External Expert for contracting University Lecturers, Sweden.

  • Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts  (SADA) – Academic Examiner for Graduating Students in Documentary Filmmaking, 2013, Sweden.

 

  • Swedish Academy Award (Guldbagge) for Best Director , Stockholm, 1995 (”Daughter of the Puma” - together with Ulf Hultberg), as well as eleven additional awards at International Film Festivals in different countries.

  • European Community Award, Prix Iris, for Best European Documentary, 1996 (”Black is beautiful?” – together with Ulf Hultberg).

  • Awarded the National Labor Organization's (LO) Culture Stipendium, Sweden, 2001, for ”Street Love” - directed by Åsa Faringer.

  • Winner of The Best Film, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003 (“Street Love” – directed by Åsa Faringer).

  • The Cultural Award of the Year – Premio Condor - 2007, Sweden.                                                                                                               

Other Experiences, Grants, Awards - short list (see down for complete list)

  • 10 years’ Grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (10-årigt Konstnärsstipendium, Konstnärsnämnden) for Film script writing 2006-2016.

  • Several hiv- and culture project all over South Africa supported by Olof Palme International Center.

  • Several Travel Grants from Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden) including research- and culture projects in South Africa.

  • Outside Expert for contracting University Lecturers, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola) 2014.

  • Academic Examinater for Graduating Students in Documentary Filmmaking, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola) 2013.

  • Teacher in Film Script and Directing at the Stockholm Film School, (Stockholms Filmskola) 1995-1999.

  • The Cultural Award of the Year – Premio Condor 2007.

  • The Cultural Award of the year,

    The Swedish Trade Union Confederation ​(LO:s Kulturstipendium) 2001

  • Swedish Academy Award for Best Director (Guldbagge för Bästa

    regi) (Daughter of the Puma) - together with Ulf Hultberg) 1995.

  • European Community Award, Prix Iris, for Best European Documentary (Black is beautiful? – together with Ulf Hultberg) 1996.

  • Winner of The Best Film, San Francisco International Film Festival (Street Love – directed by Åsa Faringer) 2003.

    Jury member Film Festivals

    Berlin International Film Festival, Kinder Film

    The Huesca International Short Film Festival, Spain

    Valencia International Film Festival, Spain

    Member of boards

    Martinskolan Waldorf school (Söders Waldorfskola) Sweden Member of the board and Deputy Chairman of the Board 2011-

    Member of the board and Chairman of The Independent Filmmakers Association (Oberoende Filmares Förbund) Sweden 1999-2003

    Member of the board Stockholm Film School (Stockholms Filmskola) 1995-99

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2019         WALDORF 100 YEAR, short 19 min director.

2018          THE PRICE OF LIFE, 75 min, doc, co-producer, director.

 

2015          THE ART OF KILLING A POLITICIAN, long, 72 min, doc, Swedish-Guatemalan co production.                      

 

2011          DREAMS & DRAMA, 22 min information film For The Olof Palme International Center.                           

 

2010          I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE, 34 min information film  For The Olof Palme International Center.               

       

2009          ONE WAY TO CHANGE,  23 min information film For The Olof Palme International Center.

                                                                 

2007          BLACK PIMPERNEL (Svarta Nejlikan), 89 min,feature; Danish-Swedish-Mexican co-production:, co-producer and                        assistant director.

                                                                                                 

2007          IN THE BEGINNING (I Begynnelsen), short, feature, director, producer.                                                           

 

2007          VISITS IN HELL (Nedslag i Helvetet), 46 min documentary: co-director and co-producer.                                 

                                                 

2001          STREET LOVE, feature-length docudrama: director.                                                                                                           

 

1996          ALIKE AND DIFFERENT  (Lika och Olika), short documentary: co-director.                                                                    

 

1996          BUT DADDY BOUGHT AN ACCORDION (Men pappa köpte dragspel), short documentary: co-director.                  

                                                        

1995          THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO LIVE AND DIE (Här vill jag leva–härvill jag dö), short documentary: co-director.                

                                                   

1995          BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL? (Svart är vackert?), short docudrama: co-director.                                                               

 

1994          DAUGHTER OF THE PUMA (Pumans Dotter), feature film: co-director.                                                                   

 

1989          MEXICO – A BIG CHAOS (Mexiko – ett stort kaos), short documentary: director.                                                      

 

1989          ACAPULCO – FOR WHOM? (Acapulco – för vem?), short documentary: director.                                                     

 

1989          THE LAND OF CONTRADICTIONS ( Motsättningarnas land), short documentary: director.          

 

 

STAGE PERFORMANCES DIRECTED BY ÅSA FARINGER

 

2011          FÄLTPOST 41 121, monologue/cabaret, 60 min.                                                                                                        

 

1996          TRISS I ESS, cabaret, 60 min.    

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