5.30–8 p.m.




Regular admission

See Through – a collection of intimate stories, with Julian McKinney, Shih Yi-Fan, Lina Ma. Córdoba Beltrán, Frida E. Elmström, Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid, Liesbet De Loof, and Ian Cardinali. 

Film screening & discussion

Join us for a group film screening of exam works with the graduating Master film students from HDK-Valand. Seven filmmakers from Colombia, Sweden, Taiwan, Belgium, Norway and Italy embarked a cinematic journey, introducing the audience to fragments of a relationship, a trip into space, and a parrot named after Prince William.  

In a dynamic combination, they investigate stories of memory, grief and moral dilemmas. Their works dwell, imagine, and play with the political and personal, taking on human-animal power structures, representation and judgement, love and tension in everyday life, crossing borders and cultures.

In their work, the group has experimented with modes of filmmaking in different ways, looking through the camera, thinking through making. The works span from documentary to fiction, as well as an art installation genre. The screening will be complemented with a following discussion with the filmmakers together with Mirka Dujin, director and senior lecturer in film at HDK-Valand.  

Screening part 1:

Julian McKinney
Madeline pops, 10 min, essay film

Shih Yi-Fan
Where the Moon goes, 17 min, fiction

Lina Ma. Córdoba Beltrán
Polutopia, 23 min, documentary   

Q&A with the filmmakers
Moderator: Mirka Dujin

10 minutes break


Screening part 2:

Frida E. Elmström
Capture, 14 min, documentary   

Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Extra, 13 min, fiction

Liesbet De Loof
Triplette, 8 min, video, and art-installation 

Ian Cardinali
Over the Shelter, 14 min, fiction

Q&A with the filmmakers
Moderator: Mirka Dujin

Group picture© Liesbet de Loof

Julian McKinney (b. Lund, 1976) is a filmmaker based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His background in film includes working as a curator, festival organizer, translator, reviewer, dramaturg and teacher.

Shih Yi-Fan (b. Taipei 1990) is a filmmaker from Taiwan, based in Sweden. Coming from a background of documentary directing, Shih is often inspired by real-life stories and explores the boundaries between grey zones, imagination and multiple realities. 

Lina Ma. Córdoba. Beltrán (b. Bogotá 1989) Afro Decolonial feminist. As an artist, she sees filmmaking as a tool for social change. Her artistic research is focused on the intersection of decolonial feminist practices and collaborative filmmaking.   

Frida E. Elmström is a filmmaker born in Stockholm, 1991. Her filmic works ranges from documentary to stop motion animation. In 2020 she received the Guldbagge Award for best scenography (About Endlessness). 

Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid (b. Harstad 1995) is a journalist and filmmaker. Her work often addresses currents and debates that reflect the present, as with her latest film Not That Kind of Guy. In 2022 she received Høstutstillingsprisen at the Norwegian National Art Exhibition (BBQ & Apocalypse). 

Liesbet De Loof is a cinematographer, born in Belgium, based in Sweden. She has a bachelor in audiovisual technology and worked as a lighting technician for fiction before continuing in cinematography. 

Ian Cardinali (Rome, 1996) has a BA in Film from Kent University (UK). Alongside working as an assistant director for fiction film projects, he has developed his own practice as a filmmaker. In his work he usually reflects on existentialism, childhood and environment.