Masterclass with Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Niki Lindroth von Bahr has been involved in the creation of some of the very best shorts from the Nordic countries in recent years, and has picked up more awards at festivals than she probably knows what to do with (her short The Burden accumulated 82 alone!). She’s currently working on a new Netflix production, and we catch up with her on the set to hear about her career to date, creative processes, and what makes her tick.

Niki Lindroth von Bahr is an artist and animation director based in Stockholm. Her award-winning short films The Burden (2017), Bath House (2014) and Tord and Tord (2010) have been screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto and Sundance. Since its premiere in 2018, The Burden has won 82 awards, including the Cristal for Best Short Film in Annecy, Best International Short Film in Toronto and Sweden’s Guldbaggen for Best Short Film. Niki Lindroth von Bahr received her master’s degree in fine arts from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Art in 2016. She is represented as an artist by the Stene Projects Gallery in Stockholm and as a director by Nexus Studios in London. Niki is also a costume designer and has worked for artists like Fever Ray and David Bowie.


Masterclass online release 20 Sep. Watch it on Youtube!