Producers on the Move

Helen Ahlsson, film commissioner of the Swedish Film Institute #Cannes2016

Looking back on the experience of being a participant of Producers on the Move.

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Helen Ahlsson, film commissioner of the Swedish Film Institute at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

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FRED Film Radio, this year, followed closely the Producers on the Move networking platform. Therefore, it is a pleasure to be joined by a former participant, to tell us what impact this initiative had on her subsequent career. Helen Ahlsson started as a film producer and was a “Producer on the Move” ten years ago, in 2009. Now, she is a film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute. In this interview, she tells us how being a film producer helped the way in which she selects the film projects to finance with the film commission in Sweden, and more.

20 of the most energetic, emerging producers from across Europe are selected to participate in the networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes International Film Festival. EFP has set a high standard for participation and creates a tightly focused working environment involving project pitchings, 1:1 meetings as well as extensive promotion of the producers via profiles in the international trade papers. The aim of this initiative is to assist European producers in finding partners for their upcoming projects, to strengthen industry networking opportunities and to offer a platform where the producer’s potential is recognised.


  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Helen Ahlsson
  • Interviewee role
    film commissioner
  • Film title
    Swedish Film Institute
  • Festival section
    Marché du Film
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