Thérèse Ahlbeck

Member of the Writers Guild of Sweden and a board member of Swedish Filmdirectors. Founded the production company Tiny Lumberjack in 2014.

Thérèse Ahlbeck has integrity and artistic willpower which, connected to her warmth and psychological insights, gives her a natural authority as director.
— Lone Scherfig, director of "One Day", "An Education", "Italian for beginners" , "The kindness of Strangers" et al.
With great talent, skills and profound sharp-sightedness she portrays stories and characters with intelligence and humor.
— Part of the jury´s motivation when the Municipality of Kristianstad rewarded Thérèse Ahlbeck with the Cultural Prize, 2016.
To get a chance to dive into Thérèse´s creative world and amazing script has been profoundly rewarding. I am convinced that we can create wonders together.
— Alexandra Rapaport, actress and producer ("Gåsmamman", "The Hunt", "Heder")
Thérèse bjuder på sig själv, vilket får andra att slappna av och ge mer av sig själva. Hon har lätt att leva sig in i andras historier och därmed förstå hur hon ska handskas med svåra ämnen.
— Karin Frankel, projektledare för Talking Heads, om Thérèse Ahlbeck som intervjuare och samtalsledare på Talking Heads, 27th Göteborg Film festival
Janna & Liv” has been voted by the Academy´s Student Academy Awards Executive Committee as one of the five finalists in this year´s competition for the Honorary Film Award. Having made one f the top five films in this category is testament to your ability as a filmmaker.
— Rich Miller, Awards Administration Director, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Internationally awarded.
Member of the Writers Guild of Sweden
Board member of Swedish Filmdirectors.
Scholarship from Konstnärsnämnden 2018
Received The Cultural Prize in Kristianstad 2016
Teaches Screenwriting since 2015
Teaches Film Directing since 2014
Founded Tiny Lumberjack in 2014.
Participant of Pure Fiction 2014
Student Academy Award Nominee 2010
Received The Cultural Scholarship in Kristianstad 2009


Film Directing 210 hp
Dramatiska Institutet (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola)

Screenwriting for Film and Television
Institutet för högre TV-utbildning (IHTV) 

Participant of Script Development Program
MEDIA Programme of the European Community

Script Development Course
Dramatiska Institutet

Screenwriting for Interactive Media
Dramatiska Institutet                                                

Film Production
Stockholm Film School   

Journalism school
Skurups Folkhögskola    

B.A. majoring in Science of Art 261hp
Lunds University
Science of Art (Major)                   
Science of Film and Theatre                                  
Media and Communication Studies      
Political Science                                                                      

Social Science Program with extended study course in language. (German)
Söderportskolan, Kristianstad