Maja Borg was born in Norrköping, Sweden, in 1982 and is an internationally award-winning visual artist and film director working across documentary, fiction and experimental film. Shooting and directing local projects since her childhood, she has gone on to work on films in Europe, Asia, The Middle East and USA. Maja studied Film and Television at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in spring 2006 with in First Class BA.
She has made films for TV (SVT, Channel 4) and has been commissioned by various funding bodies in UK and Sweden. In 2007 she made the widely acclaimed and exhibited short Ottica Zero (2007, Bridging The Gap commission / Scottish Documentary Institute & Scottish Screen) which gave rise to the development of her first feature, Future My Love (2012). She has also collaborated as director of photography and editor with several other filmmakers, notably Anna Linder and Carl-Henrik Svenstedt. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
"The work of Maja Borg exists at the intersection of documentary, fiction, and experimental film, fusing the languages of these genres into a compelling, visually rich and politically astute body of work."
(Lina Dzuverovic, Director of Electra – contemporary art agency, London)
Filmography as Director
2012 Future My Love 93'. (Scotland/Sweden)
2009 On Your Back Woman! Experimental, 7'. Part of the Dirty Diaries collection, produced by Mia Engberg. (Sweden)
Numerous international festivals: Oberhausen 2010 etc.
2008 Staden (the City) Experimental, 7'. (Sweden)
2007 Ottica Zero Documentary, 13'. Scottish Screen & Scottish Documentary Institute. Swedish distributor: FILMFORM. Nominated for best Scottish Short, Edinburgh International Film Festival. Honourable Mention, European Film Academy Short Film 2007. Prix UIP, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2008. Oberhausen 2008. Raindance 2008. Cucalorus 2008. Momentum Biennale, Norway 2009. Special Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary, Temecula 2008. Exhibited at Circus gallery, Berlin (Curator: Silvie Jo Buschmann) 2010. Eskilstuna Museum of Art 2010.Nordic Delight, Institut Suédois à Paris.
2007 Happy Birthday You're Dead Documentary, 24 mins. Commissioned by Channel 4. Broadcast December 2007 and August 2008. (UK)
2007 Construct – Two Moments in Beauty Experimental, 6' (Scotland)
2006 Al Hudud (The Border) Documentary, 20'. Co-Director (Sweden)
2006 Se pa Lucia (Look at Lucia) Documentary, 52' (Scotland/Sweden)
Awarded the Adam & Company Production Prize, 2006. Anders Sandrews stipend, Upcoming Artist, Sweden, 2006. The Clason-Harvie Bursary, 2006. Helen A. Rose Bequest for distinguished work, 2006. Nominated for RTS Student Television Awards 2006. Awarded Scottish Students on Screen Factual Award 2007
2005 To She In Me Experimental, 6' (Scotland)
Selected for the Culture Bound 7, East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute, London 2006. Pavilion Intermix, Leeds International Film Festival, 2005. Nominated for RTS Student Television Awards 2005. 'The Dream Factory' Swedish Film Institute 2006. Zebra Poetry Award screenings, Berlin 2006. NUFF Norway 2007. Memories in Motion, Germany 2007.
2003 Hidden... Documentary, 27' (Scotland)
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland 2003. London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2003. Pink Apple Film Festival, Switzerland 2004. Milan Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Italy 2004. Paris Lesbian Film Festival, 2005.
Published on Monday, 21 May 2012 18:58