Johan Hallström

Actor/ Film Programmer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Swedish film programmer and actor based in London, Stockholm and New York. After finishing a Masters at Birkbeck University of London I have worked at the British Film Institute(BFI) as lead on events on their Ingmar Bergman retrospective, The Nordic Film Festival in New York as Film Programmer and Festival Coordinator, London Korean Film Festival and Nordic Baltic Film Festival in London. Prior to that I have worked for Stockholm Film Festival doing numerous Q&A´s as well as for Tempo Documentary Festival where I was responsible for the international guests such as directors and producers. As an actor I have worked in Feature films, Short films, TV-Series,Theater, Commercials and Voicework for both advertising and Animation. I also worked as Short Film Programmer and Projects Officer at Virgin Media Dublin International Film festival 2020.

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  • Film Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Programming
  • Events
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Marketing
  • PR

Companies I’ve worked with

  • British Film Institute (BFI)

    British Film Institute (BFI)

    • Arts and Culture
  • N

    Nordic International Film Festival(NIFF) New York

    • N

      Nordic Film Festival, London, UK

      • V

        Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

        Work history


        Aug 2019 - Dec 2019
        • Dublin, Ireland
        • Full Time
        • Short Film Programmer for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020.


        Film Programmer 2019, Jury member/ Presenter 2018

        Nordic International Film Festival(NIFF) New York

        Sep 2018 - Oct 2018
        • New York, United States
        • Freelance
        • Member of jury for short films and feature films, presenting award for best Nordic short at closing night gala and doing Q& As


        Programme Assistant

        British Film Institute (BFI)

        Jun 2017 - Mar 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I was assistant to Lead Programmer Justin Johnson and lead on events for the Ingmar Bergman retrospective, working closely with marketing and the programming team focusing on getting younger audiences interested in Bergman. I was also part of preselection team for the London Film Festival(LFF) and did research for Q&As and earlier and upcoming seasons.


        Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Digital and printed marketing, creating events such as the screening of A man called Ove at The Regent Street Cinema, getting sponsors and presenting films.