Award winning director Lina Maria Mannheimer began working as a director in Paris in 2009, where she launched her 5-year-long project that became the films “The Contract”, “The Five Senses” and “The Ceremony”.

“Mating”, Mannheimer’s first film in Swedish, started as an experiment. It became a film that expanded the ability of documentary film to capture contemporary life, by merging it with digital communication technologies. Mannheimer works in different forms and formats, but her profound interest in portraiture is constant. She excels in illuminating vastly different but always complex and multi-layered human lives.

selected works:

Parning / Mating - 2019
Ceremonin / The Ceremony - 2014
The five senses - 2010
Kontraktet / The Contract - 2010

awards and nominations:

Parning / Mating
Nominated at the NORDIC:DOX Award (Winner of the Special Mention) - 2019
Best Nordic Doc’s Award Göteborg Film Festival - 2019
Docudays, Kiev
Docville, Leuven
Nordic/Docs, Frederikstad
Oslo Pix
Biografilm Festival
Cinemajove Festival
Atlántida Film Fest
ERA New Horizons FF
Kitzbuhuel International Filmfest, Nominated Best Documentary
Tempo International Documentary Festival, Nominated Best Nordic Film
Nordic Panorama, nominated Best Nordic Documentary
Nordic International Film Fest, New York
Doqumenta Film Festival

Ceremonin / The Ceremony
Nominated at the NORDIC:DOX Award - 2014
Nominated to the Dragon Award at Gothenburg Film Festival - 2014
Nominated to the SXSW Gamechanger Award - 2015
Nominated to the Grand Prix at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland - 2015
Nominated Best Nordic Film at Tempo International Documentary Festival
Festival dei Popoli
!f, Istanbul Independent Film Festival
SXSW, Austin
Documentarist, Istanbul
Filmfest München
Guanajuato Int. Film Festival
ERA New Horizons Film Festival
Split Film Festival
Helsinki International Film Festival
Mix Brasil, Sao Paulo
DOXA, Vancouver

The five senses
Stockholm International Film Festival, in competition, I km film - 2010

Kontraktet / The Contract
Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney - 2012
South by Southwest, Austin, SXGlobal international shorts programme - 2012
Winner Best International Short Film Documentary at Monterrey International Film Festival, International Competition - 2012
Nominated to the SXSW Grand Jury Award - 2012
Tempo International Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm, in competition, New Docs - 2011
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, in competition - 2011
Go Short – Int. Short Film Festival Nijmegen, in competition, Documentary Award - 2011
Planete Doc Review, Warsawa, ART DOC competition - 2011
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, International Competition - 2011
Boston International Film Festival, in competition - 2011
Outfest, Los Angeles, in competition - 2011
Winner of Best International Short Film Documentary at Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Mexico – 2011
Nordisk Panorama, Århus, New Nordic Voices - 2011
28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival - 2011
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic - 2011
IDFA, Paradocs section - 2010
CPH:DOX - 2010
Uppsala International Film Festival - 2010



Credit: Maciej Kulczyńśki

Credit: Maciej Kulczyńśki