Katja Wik | Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival
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April 21, 14:00-16:00
Katja Wik

Film director

Sweden

How working with Ruben Östlund and Roy Andersson inspires to create your own film.

Writer & director Katja Wik is known for her former work as a casting director for feature films Force Majeure (2014), PLAY (2011) and Involuntary (2008) by Ruben Östlund, as well as Roy Andersson films and numerous commercials. Her short film debut Victim-Mentality Rhetoric won the Startsladden Audience Award at Göteborg Film Festival 2013. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Film from University of Gothenburg, Valand Academy.

Selected filmography

Director:

The Ex-wife (feature, 2017)

Victim-Mentality Rhetoric (short film, 2013)

Assistant director:

PLAY (feature, 2011, dir Ruben Östlund)

Incident by a bank (short film, 2010, dir Ruben Östlund)

Casting director:

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (feature, 2014, dir Roy

Andersson) Force Majeure (feature, 2014, dir Ruben Östlund)

PLAY (feature, 2011, dir Ruben Östlund)

Incident by a bank (short film, 2010, dir Ruben Östlund)

Involuntary (feature, 2008, dir Ruben Östlund)

Moderated lecture by Swedish director Katja Wik on her own work as a casting director for cult film directors Ruben Östlund and Roy Andersson, as well as her own experience of being a film director.

Moderator: Volia Chajkouskaya