About Svenska Filmstudion

Svenska Filmstudion is a film company producing feature and music documentary films. Several of our productions have been financed by the Swedish Film Institute and most of them are commissioned by the Swedish Television and co-financed by the regional film fund Film i Väst.

We also take on co-productions with international financing and have represented Sweden on film festivals worldwide and on the international tv-market. The objective is to produce high quality documentaries internationally with a global distribution.

Our films have both been nominated for and won several international prizes, and have received good critics, both in Sweden and in international media.

Svenska Filmstudion was founded in 2009 by the directors Carl Pontus Hjorthén, Martin Jönsson and director/producer Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm.

Contact info

Svenska Filmstudion
Amiralitetsgatan 19a, 414 64 Göteborg

Phone: 0046 (0)707 130 500

E-mail: info@svenskafilmstudion.com

SVENSKA FILMSTUDION Martin Jönsson and Carl Pontus Hjorthén

Internationally acclaimed film makers from Gothenburg, current with A New Life about the Gothenburg colorists and their world. (Premiere Dec 2014, Co-prod Film i Väst and SVT)
They started together with the musician, music and film producer Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm (ex The Soundtrack of Our Lives) Svenska Filmstudion 2006.

In the past they have made the the films The last Proletarians of Football about IFK Gothenburg’s victorious 80s and the Swedish welfare state. Awarded with Paladino d’Oro, Best Football Film 2011, Palermo, Italy and Göteborg Award Film 2011. Nominated for Best Feature film, CineFoot, Rio de Janeiro 2013. Official selection at a number of festivals including Kicking + Screening New York, Liverpool, London, Thinking Football, Bilbao, 11mm, Berlin, and OffsideFestival, Barcelona. Co-produced with Film i Väst and SVT. The Secret Documentary Classic about growing up with a gay father in the 70’s and 80’s, a family drama in Gothenburg’s theater and television world. Repeated by SVT 24 times. Official selection Stockholms Filmfestival, DOCSDF Mexico, EDOC Ecuador. Co-produced Film i Väst and SVT.
Mari Carmen España – The end of Silence, roadmovie about Spain’s relationship with its history. TV broadcasted in Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden and Slovenia. Winner of the Audience Award at Docúpolis Barcelona 2008. FIPA nominee 2009, Grand Reportage, Biarritz. Special Jury Mention, 2009, DOCSDF Mexico City. Official Selection: Göteborg International FF, Polar Film Festival, Finland, EDOC, Ecuador, MuestraCine, Guatemala, MiradasDoc, Tenerife, etc. Co-produced with SVT and WDR Germany.

Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm, född 27 april 1970 är en svensk producent, kompositör, textförfattare och musiker.

1982 spelade han som 12-åring in Depeche modes första konsert i Sverige och gav ut på “cassette bootleg”.

Han var basist och låtskrivare i det svenska bandet The soundtrack of our lives fram till dess upplösning i december 2012 då bandet tog en paus på obestämd tid. Bandet har hittills släppt sex fullängdsalbum varav fem på Warner Music. TSOOL blev kontrakterade av Universal music i USA och gavs ut på den legendariska etiketten Motown. 2001-2005 tillbringade bandet mycket tid i USA och framträdde bl.a. på CBS Late Show with David Letterman, NBC:s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno med flera. Därtill har bandet uppträtt på flera av de största rockfestivalerna och spelat med Rolling Stones, U2, Robert Plant and Oasis.

Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm blev med Tsool Grammynominerad i USA 2003. Jernholm har också vunnit tre svenska grammisar med bandet: “Bästa nykomling” (1997), “Årets artist” (2002) och “Årets grupp” (2009).

Han driver inspelningsstudion Svenska Grammofonstudion. Studion är en av Skandinaviens största inspelningsstudios med åtta kontrollrum och mastering. Han har arbetat som producent/mixare/tekniker med ett stort antal svenska och utländska artister.

Han skrev 2008 musiken till filmen Mari Carmen España Tystnaden slut (SVT, WDR och NRK). Musiken framfördes av Göteborgs Symfoniker.

Sedan 2006 samproducerar han P3 Live Session från Svenska grammofonstudion i Göteborg tillsammans med Sveriges Radio. Radioprogrammet vann 2008 pris på Radiogalan i kategorin årets musik.

Gustafsson Jerneholm arbetar sedan 2009 som TV-producent för avsnitt av veckans konsert för SVT tillsammans med Fredrik Egerstrand. De har tillsammans gjort filmen om Laleh, Jag är inte beredd att dö än.


Martin Jönsson, född 11 september 1967 är en svensk journalist och regissör.

Jönsson läste journalistik 1988-1990 och frilansade därefter på bland annat Göteborgs Posten. 1992 var han med och startade Radio Rix och gick därefter vidare och startade uppTV4 Göteborg 1994. Där arbetade han som reporter, redaktör, webbchef och programledare. Efter att ha gjort ett inslag för Kalla Fakta hösten 2003 var han med och byggde upp SVTs sändningsorganisation för Uppdrag Granskning i Göteborg, där han under perioden 2004-2006 var programredaktör. Därefter har han haft ett antal uppdrag både för TV4 och SVT i Göteborg

2008 debuterade Martin Jönsson som regissör med Mari Carmen España: Tystnadens slut. Filmen som han gjorde tillsammans med Carl Pontus Hjorthén är en road movie om Spanien efter Franco. 2010 visades Jönsson och Hjorthéns dokumentärfilm Hemligheten om Carl-Ivar Nilsson på SVT. Tillsammans gjorde de 2011 dokumentären Fotbollens sista proletärer.

Martin Jönsson har även agerat producent i inhouseproduktioner på både SVT och TV4; t ex Bildt – Excellensen (SVT 2013) och En lek med eld (om brandkatastrofen i Göteborg. TV4 2008). Jönsson arbetar på SVT Debatt.

Under 2015 kommer Jönssons film GRIPSHOLM att ha premiär.

Carl Pontus Hjorthén was born 1970 in Stockholm, and is a Swedish film director and actor.

After finishing studies in phonetics at Gothenburg University, Hjorthén has lived in Spain for many years, but currently lives in Sweden again. In collaboration with Martin Jönsson, he has made several films, including The Secret (2009), a personal story about growing up with a famous gay father, and The Last Proletarians of Football (2011), about IFK Göteborg’s successes in the 1980s. Mari Carmen España – The End of Silence (2009) about Spains relation to it’s history. A New Life (2014) is about Inge Schiöler and Gothenburg colorists.

Hjorthén Is current as director of the feature documentary Europe’s Brasilia about Sagal Hussein from Hjällbo. A film about a young boxer growing up in one of Swedens most segregated suburbs.

In addition to his work as a film director, Hjorthén works as artistic director for the Moldox International Documentary film festival, a film festival for Social Change in Moldova, far away from the mundane Europe, in a small town named Cahul, close to both Romania and Ukraine.

Prizes and awards includes Audience award Barcelona, Fipa Nominee, The Gothenburg prize and the cultural scholarship of the city of Gothenburg 2016.





MOLDOX is an annual international documentary film festival for social change, which is being held for its second year in Moldova, Cahul, between 23-28 th of September, 2017.

Moldox is funded by the Swedish Institute in the framework of the Creative Force project.

The festival shows over 30 internationally award-winning documentaries and holds workshops for Moldovan filmmakers and tries to pick up strong film projects in a country that has been so poor for so many years, so there virtually hasn’t  existed any film industry at all, since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The long term ambition of Moldox is be of some help at bringing such an industry to life in Moldova.

This years Opening Ceremony startED with a selection of black and white documentaries, produced in Moldova, that with an orchestral accompaniment by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic marking the beginning of the cinema.

MOLDOX Festival screens some of the best social documentary films from around the world in a place where they undoubtedly wouldn’t reach otherwise. This year, the theme of the festival was “POWER.” As such, the screenings, discussion panels and Q&A’s with invited directors focused on the following topics: “Power of Women”, “Power of Opposition”, The Power of Religion” and “Power of Passion”. A special selection of films with the title “Nostalgia” was also prepared, which discussed life under the USSR. In total the festival screened 20 feature films and 15 short films,  in 3 different venues: the Grand Hall of the Palace of Culture, Brother’s Pub and the National Theater of Cahul. The films are screened for the public free of charge.

The second component of MOLDOX is MOLDOX LAB – a workshop space hosting 5 documentary film and photography workshops. The workshops are intensive (6 days) and range from beginner to professional level filmmakers. These include:

  • Exploration Workshop – for beginners, exclusively for young enthusiasts of Cahul region;
  • Action Workshop – for beginners all over the country, especially for NGO members;
  • Photography Workshop – for advanced photographers across the country;
  • Women Filmmakers – for advanced female directors from Moldova, Ukraine, Romania;
  • Inspiration – for advanced Moldovan filmmakers with projects in later stage of development or production. A pitching session in front a jury panel composed of top notch European film professionals will hand in awards for the best projects which will follow the development or go to pitch their films at top European pitching forums

At the completion of each lab participants will have a finished piece to exhibit at the closing event of the festival.

From 22nd till 23rd of September in the frames of MOLDOX Festival  “The Conference of Moldovan Documentarians” will be held. There will be taking place  masterclasses and networking events  for 10 top documentarians from Moldovan Diaspora, and 10 that are based in Moldova with famous directors from Europe, USA and presentations of the National Film Center ,Creative Europe.

MOLDOX Festival is an event organized by SVENSKA FILMSTUDION, “MOLDOX” Association and „CONTACT-Cahul”.


Read more at: www.moldoxfestival.com

and: www.facebook/MoldoxFestival