Göran Hugo Olsson


Born 1965 in Lund, Sweden. Göran Hugo Olsson was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s leading filmmakers internationally. He is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and manufacturer of his own innovation - the A-Cam, a Super-16 film camera. He was editor and co-founder of the short documentary television program ”Ikon” (SVT). His previous film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) became a huge hit in festivals, theatres and TV broadcasts worldwide. Olsson has since 1999 been a member of the Editorial board of Ikon South Africa - a platform for creative documentary in South Africa by township filmmakers in cooperation with South African national broadcaster SABC.

Selected filmography
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975/ 100 min/2011/ supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Television, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond, Media Programme of the European Union, ZDF/ARTE, NRK, YLE, RTS and ERT. (2011 World Documentary Editing Award, Sundance, Best Editing, Best Music, Swedish Film Awards)

Am I Black Enough For You/ 87/ 58min/2008/ supported by the Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute, the Nordic Film & TV Fond, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Arts Grants Committee in co-production with SVT also in collaboration with YLE, DR, NRK and ETV. In collaboration with TVF International and Drakes Avenue Pictures.

Fuck you, Fuck you very much / 50 min/ 1998/ Feature documentary with support from the Swedish Film Institutte and the Nordic Film & TV Fund. In collaboration with SVT, YLE and NRK. Theatrical distributor Folkets Bio.


Concerning Violence
Göran Hugo Olsson. 2014. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United States of America. vo English. s Spanish. 85’