Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
The artist Tova Mozard sits with her mother and grandmother on the main stage at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm. As if in a therapy session, the three unveil a series of powerful stories about what is inevitably and unintentionally passed on from generation to generation, between mother and daughter. Mozard experiments with privacy in a theatrical surrounding and stages a situation in wich reality is unavoidable.
The Big Scene was produced by Memfis Film and nominated for Best Short Film at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards in 2012.
Curiosity and unveiling narratives are two main motifs in Tova Mozard’s work. Since graduating with an MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2003, Mozard has built a growing repertoire of photography and video work, which has been shown in solo and group shows throughout Sweden and internationally. Many of her videos show a fascination with people on the fringes of society. During her time in Los Angeles, she sought out unique people drawn to the bright Hollywood lights and dreams of superstardom. In these videos, Mozard explores the relationship between the camera, the entertainer/narrator and her self as artist/documenter. The Big Scene finds Mozard turning the camera around to face her own childhood and family history.