The objective of the support is to strengthen the public Swedish film and to increase the equality and diversity of narratives by giving female screenwriters the opportunity to develop high-quality film projects with the potential for a large audience. A total of thirteen female screenwriters were chosen and the preliminary work for ten full-length feature films with a planned budget of over SEK 30 million has now begun.
Petra Revenue, a writer from Manusfabrike, was one of those chosen.
How does it feel to be one of the chosen few?
'It feels really great. The other projects are also really strong, so it seems like a rewarding experience to be a part of. I look forward to developing a film that many people can relate to.'
Why did you apply?
'I applied because I had an idea that I wanted to develop into a film that would reach a large audience. Applying without a producer was also one of the reasons, because sometimes I am too receptive too early in the process. I felt a strong need to develop this project in a different way than before. The opportunity to meet interesting people along the way and within a cohesive context were also contributing factors.
What is the film about?
'Fru Sax Sällsamma Sorgeprocess is an (un)romantic comedy about a widow who tries to mourn normally, but is plagued by a passion that she does everything in her power to avoid throughout the film. It deals with the fact that 70 has become the new 50 and not everyone can live up to it.'
Some of the chosen screenwriters. Photo: Hampus Svensson/Filminstitutet/TT