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.
Exploring Emotions Through Film
Sara Broos is a Swedish artist and filmmaker known for her poignant exploration of personal and emotional themes within her works. With a unique blend of visual art and documentary filmmaking, she has gained recognition for her ability to convey complex human experiences through her creative endeavors.
Early Life and Education
Sara Broos was born in the countryside in Sweden and lives and work in Värmland and Berlin.
She embarked on 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 seamlessly in her career.
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 has a knack for capturing 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
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
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
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
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
Press photo by Johan Bergmark
Gunvor Nelson & Sara Broos