Festival Year: 2018
Bo Landin, founding director of Scandinature Films. In 1976 Landin set up/hosted the environmental program for Swedish National Radio. In 1984 he set up/hosted the environmental program for Swedish Television, setting a benchmark for environmental films on world television. Films from this period include Prix Italia winner Arctic Tragedy, winner of the Grand Prix at the European Environmental Film Festival Cubatao – the Valley of Death. Between 1990-2002 Bo Landin was the host/producer of Swedish TV4’s natural history program. International productions (Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC, WDR/Germany, France 5 and others) include: Laponia, Wolverine – the last phantom, Cheetahs – running for their lives (Genesis Award winner – Best cable documentary US 1998) and Nagarhole – tales from an Indian Jungle, Taiga – forests of frost and fire (Grand Prix winner European Wildlife Film Festival 1999), The Death of a Bison Bull (Grand Prix winner Eco Film 1999), Last Roar of the Tiger and Indian leopards: the killing field; and as producer/director/writer for science documentaries like Secrets of the Pharaohs, Voices from the Desert – the Dead Sea Scrolls, Surviving the Ice Age, Viking Voyages and internationally award winning films like Yellowstone – America’s Eden, Tundra Hunters and Living with Wolves. Recently Bo Landin directed films like Ice Hotel, Ultimate cruise ship: Freedom of the Seas, Nature’s Dance (Discovery Channel) and Iceland Volcano Eruption, Into Iceland’s Volcano and World’s Largest Cruise Ship (National Geographic Channel). In 2005 Bo Landin produced/directed his first feature film; Macbeth, set in a landscape of snow and ice, with actors performing in Sami language. The film won the Grand Prix at the 2006 European Minority Film Festival in Germany. His 2009 feature documentary Learning from Light – the Vision of IM Pei has won acclaim at film festival worldwide.
Festival Year: 2018