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Sara Broos receiving the Bo Widerberg Award 2014.

Sara Broos. Photo Joakim Roos. 

Alma Film is an independent production company for documentaries, essay films, art installations and music videos. Run by Sara Broos. Founded in 2003. It is also a place for workshops and masterclasses on film, art and philosophy in the countryside in Sweden.

Contact: broosfilm@gmail.com

+46(0)70 6807767

 

Sara Broos Bio 

Sara Broos is a Swedish artist and filmmaker with a personal approach to storytelling that makes her films deeply intimate and relatable. Know for her exploration of personal and emotional themes to convey complex human experiences.

Sara Broos was born in the countryside in Sweden and lives and work in Värmland and Berlin.

She began her artistic journey with a passion for both writing and filmmaking. She pursued her education in literature, art and film, allowing her to merge these artistic forms.

What sets Broos apart is her deep, introspective approach to her subjects. Her films and texts often delve into the intricacies of human relationships, identity, and the human experience. She captures raw, emotional moments, showcasing the vulnerability and authenticity of her subjects.

She has directed and produced short films, video installations and documentaries.

She has received several awards as a filmmaker and her first feature length documentary, For You Naked (2012) received The Dragon Award at Gothenburg Film Festival and Best Nordic Documentary at Nordic Docs in Norway. Her latest film Reflections (2016) a mother daughter relation has been shown in competition at Gothenburg Film Festival, Tempo Documentary Festival and Krakow Film Festival.

 

Her films have been produced in co-production with Swedish Television and Region Värmland and with support from The Swedish Film Institute and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Screened at festivals like Karlovy Vary, Idfa, Tribeca Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival, Vilnius Film Festival, Kiev Short Film Festival, Planet Doc, Doc Point, Sao Paolo, St Petersburg, etc. She is also head of an advanced level script writing course at Alma Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmography

1999 Alma Löv Story Documentary

2002 I am beautiful Video installation

2003 Time To Be Short Fiction

2004 Stories from life Video installation 

2005 One More Exp

2005 Watching Exp

2005 Cry On co – Music Video

2006 Roadside Short Fiction

2007 Shooting Star Exp2008 I dont know much Exp

2008 Time To Go Exp

2009 The Letters Video Installation 

2011 Scenes From The Countryside, Documentary

2012 För Dig Naken/ For You Naked Documentary, 74 min

2015 Homeland, Short documentary, 14 min

2016 Speglingar/ Reflections Documentary 76 min

2017  - 2018 Ute på Ön, Keltiska Havet, Jesus Absolut, music Videos Ossler 

2022 Sasha - Life of A Dog Documentary 180 min 

2023 View From A Window with Gunvor Nelson Exp 64 min 

2023 Faces Video Installation Exp 30 min

2023 Moments of Being Exp 20 min 

2023 Skärvor/ Shards (in production) Essay Film 58/72 min 

 

Awards  

1995 National essay competition LO (workers organisation)

1996 Sven O Anderssons Journalist Prize Stockholm 

1996 1 st Prize National Essay competition (Edbergstifelsen)

1997 Nomination Literary Award (Lilla Augustpriset)

1997 Scholarship Gymnasienämnden Karlstad

1998 First price Essay Competition European Council

1998 Prize for work against racism -  Swedish Government

2005 Time To Be – Best Short Film Copenhagen Short Film Festival

2006 Film Star Film i Värmland Regional Film Commission Karlstad

2009 First prize SVT (Swedish Television) Pitch Competition Stockholm

2012 Dragon Award Best Swedish Documentary Gothenburg Film Festival

2013 Best Nordic Documentary Nordic Docs Fredrikstad

2013 Special Jury Mention For You Naked Side By Side St Petersburg 

2013 Grant Swedish Arts Grants Committee 

2013 Special Jury Mention For You Naked Copenhagen Mix 

2013 The Wettergren Scholarship for Education  

2014 Bo Widerberg Prize  

2015 Gustaf Fröding Prize  

2020 Helmiastiftelsen, Culture Scholarship 

2023 The Swedish Arts Grants Scholarship 2 years 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

1997 History of ideas Lund University

1997 Human Ecology and sustainability Lund University

1998 European History & Politics Malmö University

2000 B.A Honours Literature Lund University

2001 MA Journalism Stockholm University (JMK)

2005 Cinema Studies Karlstad University

2005 Screenwriting 20 p Valand Academy

2009 M.A Teacher Education Karlstad University

2012 M.A Honours Personal Storytelling Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

2023 Online program  "Love Me Through The Screen" Sophie Lee 

Berlin Art Institute 

Courses and workshops 

1998 Project management European Council Bonn, Germany

2004 Screenwriting course David Wingate, Trollhättan

2004 Berlinale Talent Campus, Berlin

2004 Film Genres Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

2005 Screenwriting for Interactive Media Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

2007 Structure Masterclass John Truby Stockholm

2008 Sources2 – Screenwriting/development

2008 Story Seminar Robert McKee Stockholm

2009 Pitch training Harry Gutormsen National Film School of Denmark

2010 Directing Pernille Grumme National Film School of Denmark

2010 Directing Mark Travis National Film School of Denmark

2015 Balkan Documentary Center, Sofia, Prizren, Jihlava 

 

 

Work

95-97 Guide Mårbacka Museum of Nobel Prize Writer Selma Lagerlöf (Season) 

95-01 Columnist Värmlands Folkblad, Daily newspaper (Once a week) 

1996 Workshop leader international workshop European Council Altenmarkt Austria

1997 Workshop leader international workshop European Council Lamego Portugal

1998 Workshop leader international workshop European Council Viittakkiivi Finland

2001 Consultant language SEB - bank head office Stockholm

2002 Teacher high schools Stockholm

2003 Columnist Swedish National Radio Karlstad

2003 Production Assistant The Crossing, Feature film (Dir Martin Asphaug) Oslo

2002-2015 Head of screenwriting course Broby Grafiska - Collage of Cross Media 

2005 Workshop leader Nordic Youth Film Festival Tromsö, Norway

2006 FAD Feature film Thy Beauty (dir. Stina Bergman)

2007-2009 Talkshow host SVT Swedish National Television (Eftersnack).

2015 - Artistic Leader Alma Screenwriting course. 

2017 - present  Program host Värmland Bokfestival, Region Värmland 

2022 - 2023 Program coordinator and project manager 

Alma x Netflix Writing Academy - Two program (for novel writers and journalists

and Sámi screenwriters).

 

Speaker at conferences, seminars, festivals, production companies etc 

Ord & Bild, Gothenburg Film Festival, Fröding Minneskonsert, Opening Carlstad Conference Center, Svenska Handelskammaren, Temp Dokumentärfestival, Partners Reklambyrå, etc. 

2022 - 2023 Teaching at Malmö University - Dokumentärt Berättande 

2023 Exhibition at Kulturhuset / Stadsteatern PERSONAL FILMS 

with Gunvor Nelson 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press photo by Johan Bergmark

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Gunvor Nelson & Sara Broos 

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