Plattform Produktion, based in Gothenburg and Stockholm, is one of the most innovative and cutting-edge production companies in Sweden. After having met at the University of Gothenburg, producer Erik Hemmendorff and director Ruben Östlund founded the company in 2002. Erik Hemmendorff is one of the ACE producers (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen).
Plattform Produktion is a collective platform that produces and co-produces features, documentaries, short films, books and art exhibitions. Since 2010 Axel Danielson, Mikel Cee Karlsson and Kalle Boman are partners of the company, where Erik Hemmendorff serves as CEO and directors include Ruben Östlund, Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck, Simon Vahlne, Fijona Jonuzi, Ninja Thyberg, Mikael Bundsen, John Skoog, Cecilia Björk and Kalle Boman. The administration team also includes Therese Melander, Ludwig Källén, Emma Sahlgren and Silva Hildbrand.
Plattform Produktion has won over a hundred international prizes worldwide including the Palme d’Or for THE SQUARE (2017). The company’s resume also includes FORCE MAJEURE (2014), which premiered at Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2014. It received the Jury Prize and went on to win six Swedish Guldbagge Awards, including Best Film. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and shortlisted for an Oscar. Other notable films include PLAY (2011), INVOLUNTARY (2008), THE GUITAR MONGOLOID (2004), 53 SCENES FROM A CHILDHOOD (2011), THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE OF JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ (2010) and GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS (2009).
Plattform Produktion has also produced several award-winning short films including INCIDENT BY A BANK (2009), winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin 2010, TEN METER TOWER (2016), which premiered at the Berlinale before moving on to compete in over 100 festivals including Sundance and Palm Springs, winning both the Jury and Audience Awards in Clermont-Ferrand as well as 14 other prizes. Millions saw the film online as it went viral through the New York Times’ website. It has been acquired by the Finnish Museum of Modern Art and exhibited at the Venice Biennale. FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!! (2016) competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016.