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Ylva Forner

Filmmaker Ylva Forner has got extensive experience as screenwriter, director, producer and actor.

Her anticipated feature film debut, the erotic queer melodrama The Schoolmaster Games, is premiered in April 2022. It has generated a great buzz and was described as ”stylistically perfect” by Gothenburg Film Festival.

“My strength lies in that I can offer a unique tone to very different kinds of projects. I love big feelings and big drama. I want to invite the audience to worlds they hopefully leave thinking new thoughts and feeling more feelings” says Forner.

Forner’s career started in Barcelona, Spain where she studied directing at Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya, and acting at La Casona – Formación del Actor. Following her studies she wrote and directed her first short films Polvo (2001)which premiered at the Rooftop Film Festival in NYC, and Deshielo (2004).

Forner’s acting career also started to take off, but she came to realize that she was more drawn to filmmaking and continued her film studies at Manuspiloterna Runö Folkhögskola and attended a specialized advanced course in show running for TV series at the renowned Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also received the prestigious scholarship SWEA Los Angeles Scholarship, which led to her spending some time in the US, giving her the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of the film and TV industry in Los Angeles.

2008 saw the release of her first Swedish short film Greetings från Slussen, Sthlm, and the following years she continued making shorts that explored human encounters, among else Gaming (2013) which was selected for the Palm Springs Shortfest.

Forner is currently developing several of her own film and TV projects, as well as working on a project with B-Reel (more details to be released soon), while always on the lookout for new exciting assignments as a director.

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The Schoolmaster Games had its world premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival earlier this year, where it was described as “stylistically perfect”. The erotic queer melodrama will now premiere in Swedish cinemas April 22.

Ylva Forner’s debut feature is an adaptation of the novel with the same name by Kristofer Folkhammar, about a schoolmaster who plays secret erotic games with a student.

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Filmmaker Ylva Forner has got extensive experience as screenwriter, director, producer and actor.

Her anticipated feature film debut, the erotic queer melodrama The Schoolmaster Games, is set to premiere in April 2022. It has already generated a great buzz and was described as ”stylistically perfect” by Gothenburg Film Festival.

“My strength lies in that I can offer a unique tone to very different kinds of projects. I love big feelings and big drama. I want to invite the audience to worlds they hopefully leave thinking new thoughts and feeling more feelings” says Forner.

Forner’s career started in Barcelona, Spain where she studied directing at Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya, and acting at La Casona – Formación del Actor. Following her studies she wrote and directed her first short films Polvo (2001)which premiered at the Rooftop Film Festival in NYC, and Deshielo (2004).

Forner’s acting career also started to take off, but she came to realize that she was more drawn to filmmaking and continued her film studies at Manuspiloterna Runö Folkhögskola and attended a specialized advanced course in show running for TV series at the renowned Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also received the prestigious scholarship SWEA Los Angeles Scholarship, which led to her spending some time in the US, giving her the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of the film and TV industry in Los Angeles.

2008 saw the release of her first Swedish short film Greetings från Slussen, Sthlm, and the following years she continued making shorts that explored human encounters, among else Gaming (2013) which was selected for the Palm Springs Shortfest.

Forner is currently developing several of her own film and TV projects, as well as working on a project with B-Reel (more details to be released soon), while always on the lookout for new exciting assignments as a director.