Mia Engberg

Mia Engberg is a filmmaker and a researcher at the Stockholm University of the Arts Her research project The Visual Silences explores methods and aesthetics of a non-voyeurist cinema. .
Sweden °1970
research interests: Silence, darkness, cinema, feminism, punk rock, buddhism

Mia Engberg is a filmmaker and researcher based in Stockholm. She has written, directed and produced a number of films ranging from short documentaries about gay skinheads and straight edge vegans to poetic feature films exploring autofiction and the notion of time and passion. She was the curator and producer of Dirty Diaries – 12 shorts of feminist porn, an art project exploring the female gaze and queer identities. Engberg is currently working on a trilogy of feature films exploring the visual silence aesthetics; a cinematic language approaching silence and darkness. Belleville Baby, the first film in the trilogy, premiered at the Berlinale 2013 and received a number of awards among others the Guldbagge award. The second film, Lucky One, was awarded with the Eurimages Audentia Award 2019. 


Mia Engberg is currently a PhD student at the Stockholm Uniarts where she has been researching the visual silence with support from Vetenskapsrådet.  

The third part of the project has the title Darkness as material and will be completed 2022. 


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