ANDREA ÖSTLUND likes telling stories about complex characters and relationships. She has a unique voice and a great sense of humor. Andrea has held a number of different positions within the film industry and is today one of Sweden’s most acclaimed directors. 

Her extensive work ranges from writing the celebrated children’s play “Katten från Rom” (“The cat from Rome”) and award winning shorts that have travelled over thirty festivals from Krakow to Sao Paolo to prestigious drama series such as “30 grader i februari” (“30 Degrees in February”).

Her latest work includes directing season three of SVT’s biggest drama series; “Vår tid är nu” (“The Restaurant”) as well as the second season of crime series Rebecka Martinsson for TV4/Cmore. Andrea has a Bachelor degree in Film Directing and she is a senior lecturer at Academy Valand Film in Gothenburg. 

Vår tid är nu / The Restaurant (director) season 3 - 2019
Rebecka Martinsson (director) season 2 - post production
Vår tid är nu / The Restaurant
(director) season 2 - 2018
30 grader i februari / 30 degrees in February (director) season 1 and 2 – 2012 and 2016
Coacherna (director) - 2012
Gynekologen i Askim (director) - 2011
Majken (director) - 2008
Scen 3: Daniel och Alex (writer/director) - 2008
Ellas lördag (writer/director) - 2007
Katten från Rom / The cat from Rome (writer) - 2007
Flickan som slutade ljuga (writer/director) - 2004
Peptalk (director) - 2004
Mellanrum (director) - 2003
Kalle och bollhavet (writer/director) - 2002


30 grader i februari
Best Television Drama at Kristallen 2012

Gynekologen i Askim
Nominated for Best Television Drama 2011

Special mention at the 7th Festival Signes de Nuit Paris France – 2009
Best Performance – Lena Granhagen – Almería en Corto Spain – 2009
Second Prize in Narrative Category at the Befilm the Underground Film Festival New York US - 2009
Warsaw International Film Festival Nominee for Best Short - 2009
Selected at Clermont Ferrand - 2009
Won The Audience Award at Gothenburg Film Festival – 2008
Selected at Nordic Panorama – 2008

Scen 3: Daniel och Alex
Competed for Startsladden - 2008
Selected at Shortfilm Corner in Cannes - 2008
Selected at Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival - 2008
Selected at Short Kinklai Litauen - 2008
Selected at Cork Film festival - 2008
Selected at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2008
Selected at Holebi Film Festival Belgium - 2008
Selected at Nashville Film Festival - 2008
Selected at InDpanda International Short Film Festival Hong Kong - 2008
Selected at Molodist Kiev International Film Festival - 2008
Selected at Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival - 2008
Selected at Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival - 2008

Photo credit Ines Sebalj

Photo credit Ines Sebalj