Participant profile: Sven Baldvinsson

Iceland calls now, so we can meet screenwriter Sven (Sveinbjörn) Baldvinsson.

Sven Baldvinsson

Sven Baldvinsson

Sven is a screenwriter working in Denmark and the U.S as well as in Iceland, his home country.

He has written three produced feature films and multiple episodes of television drama. In the U.S. he has worked for and with such companies as Propaganda Films, Hawn/Sylbert and Spring Creek.

In recent years he has taught screenwriting at several venues in Europe. He is the author of several books of poetry and prose as well as writing music and/or lyrics on a number of recordings.

He has been on the board of Bandalag íslenskra listamanna (The Icelandic Federation of Artists), Rithöfundasamband Íslands (The Icelandic Writers Union) and a member of the selection committee for the Nordic Prize for Literature.

He is the vice president of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe, a board member of the Félag leikskálda og handritshöfunda (Association of Icelandic Playwrights and Screenwriters) and a member of the European Film Academy.

Recently Sven was appointed Head of Screenwriting at the Norwegian Filmschool.


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