Ylva Gustavsson - Film Director

Me, Beylula Kidane Adgoy who plays Amina in Förortsungar and Catti Edfeldt at the international Film-festival in Berlin 2007

Embla Hjulström with fans in Kristiansand, Norway

I was born i Stockholm, Sweden 1963. In 1995 i Graduated from Dramatiska Institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm) Film/TV directors program 1995.
Since then I have been working as a director, scriptwriter and film editor. I also teach film directing at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Art. For more info. se the CV-page above.

In 2006 me and director Catti Edfeldt finished the feature film FORORTSUNGAR (english title: Kidz in da Hood).  It was awarded with five national film-awards (Guldbaggar) in January 2007 and was chosen for the Generation competition at Berlin International Film Festival in February 2007. Now, in 2010 the film has been screened in many countries all over the world and has won a lot of awards.

In 2008 I made a short film called Pillow Talk. It was first screened at Gothenburg International Film Festival in the competition Startsladden.

This year I´ve directed a 30 min. shortfilm called “Blott du mig älskar/As long as you love me”, The 
film was produced by Amphi Produktion as a part of a project about violence in same sexed relationships.

Currently I am writing a script called “Greta Garbo and me”. It is a romantic comedy witch I hope to shoot in 2011. 
The collaboration between me, script writer Hans Renhäll and director Catti Edfeldt has also continued. We are working on a new film for kids. The working title is “Viva Vera”. 


Me and Catti Edfeldt with the Childrens Jury Award for best film at Gijon Int. Film Festival

Kidz in da Hood - World Tour 2007