Founder, Executive Director (CFO)
Johan Patrik Fredrik Matton, born in Stockholm, Sweden, has contributed to the independent film community in New York with many diverse projects and roles. He has produced several feature-length independent films for which he has won Best Pictures at grand festivals. Amongst them the award-winning film 'Till We Meet Again (2016) and the documentary Lives of Bernard Herrmann, including interviews with Alec Baldwin.
As a founder and president of Nordic International Film Festival, he uses his experience from screenwriting acting and producing to help filmmakers in New York to showcase their independent films and focusing on smaller independent filmmakers and he helps them achieve distribution and an audience.
John attended and graduated from the renowned Circle in The Square Theatre School on Broadway and have since his graduation won several best-acting awards for his performance in dramatic films and series.
Johan continues to produce and acts in Independent films both in New York and Europe and with his production company Changing Film Productions but his focus is on Nordic International Film Festival and how to make it a growing festival.
Ingrid Rudefors is the former head of Stockholm Film Commission. Ingrid started out as production coordinator in New York in the early 1990s working on feature films with directors like Hal Hartley and Mike Figgies and producers like Eric Fellner and Ted Hope. After moving back to Sweden in the mid-90s she worked as line producer and PM on several award-winning Swedish feature films. During 2010 -2015 she served on the board of directors for “Association of film commissioners Int.”, which has giving her a network of film industry friends from all over the world.
Ingrid has also written three screen-plays with grants from the Swedish Film Institute and directed and produced six award-winning short films.
She has programmed for many renowned festivals including Long Beach International Film Festival and Sonoma Film Festival.
Founder, Creative Director
Linnea is a Founder and Creative Director of Nordic International Film Festival, and since Nancy Drew was her childhood hero, she uses her detective skills to seek out emerging filmmakers all over the world.
Linnea was born in Smygehamn, the most southern point of Sweden as the youngest of 3 sisters, and started performing at a very young age.
Linnea Larsdotter is used to work both behind and in front of the camera. Her strengths as a producer include everything visual, from location scouting to graphic design. Linnea was one of the co-producers of the award-winning film Till We Meet Again, which she also acted in, and was awarded 'Best Actress' for her performance. Her visual concept designs have helped find both investors and distribution for feature films and series both internationally and domestically.
Having lived in five countries, Linnea's adaptive skills provides a great asset in mixing cultures in her project, both as an actor, producer and at Nordic International Film Festival.
Associates & Staff
Graphic Designer / Visual Identity
Per Anders Brolin
Videographer / Media
Catherine Lyn Scott/London Flair
Publicist / PR - USA/World
Marianne Djudic/Taste PR
Publicist / PR - Sweden/Nordic Region
Head of VR
Head of Jury (Juror at the Academy Awards)