Joanna Rytel

Joanna Rytel
Works and lives in Stockholm


1999-2004 University of Art, Konstfack-Stockholm                                                                

1998-1999 University of Photo and Film-Gothenburg                                                          

1996-1998 Domens Artschool-Gothenburg

Joanna Rytel graduated in 2004 from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She has developed a complex artistry, which always points out our time's most poignant issues of gender, power and identity. She approaches these issues with great integrity, putting the personal at stake, making her form of address accessible to those outside the usual art and film worlds. Some of the controversial topics she explores are honor, racism, feminism, relationships between animals and people, taboos and sexuality in the public sphere, abortion and porn. Considering how loaded these topics are, one might guess that Rytel would handle them with political correctness. Far from it. The politically correct answers are left out, and the reaction becomes stronger when viewers are deprived of their passive role and become a part of the answer.


London Short Film Fetsival


"Bestof Female Troubles" Cinema Palace-Brussels

Delhi Shorts International Film Festival

Morelia International Film Festival-Mexico

Stockmotion Filmfestival

Porny Days Film Kunst Festival

Cinémathèque Leipzig

Atlanta Film Festival 

International Film Festival Message to Man-St Petersburg

Anibar Animation Filmfestival-Peja, Kosovo

VisuElles film festival in Ottawa

Mecal, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona

Galleri Industigatan 12

Grrl haus cinema Berlin

The 42nd Hong Kong International Film

The 42nd Atlanta Film Festival Glasgow Short Film Festival

Independent short movie Festival in Brussels - 'Courts Mais Trash

INDIELISBOA 2018 International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon

Glasgow Short Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival

30 Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival

Vienna Porn Filmfestival

Anthology Film Archives , New York

Berlin Pornfilmfestival

Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen



Biografen ZITA

Malmö feministiska filmfestival

Göteborgs Film Festival

NexT International Film Festival in Bucharest

Busan Art Film Fest in Korea

37th Uppsala International Short Film Festival

34th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

Vilnius International Short Film Festival 

Independent short movie Festival in Brussels - 'Courts Mais Trash

Stockholm Feminist Film Festival 



Gothenburg Film Festival-Moms On Fire has been selected to compete in the 2016 edition of the Göteborg Film Festival short film competition Startsladden and wins the audience award for Best Swedish Short Competition. 

Berlin International Film Festival-Moms On Fire wins the Teddy Award on Berlinale. The Teddy Award is an international film award for films with LGBT topics, presented by an independent jury as an official award of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Moms on Fire has won 2 awards at the Annecy Film Festival!!
* Festivals Connexion Jury Distinction (2016)
*Jury Distinction (2016)

Annecy IFF, France (Festivals Connexion Jury Distinction)

Berlinale, Germany (Teddy)

Chicago International Film Festival (Silver Hugo)

Anilogue Animation fest, Budapest Best of Anilogue Award

StopTrik Grand Prix Maribor Audience Award, Slovenia

Stop Motion Animation Award, Stoptrik IFF

Riga IFF, Short Riga International Competition Award 2016

Anifilm, Trebon, Czech Republic

33. Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg

Animatou, Geneve, Switzerland

Budapest Pride, Hungary

23.Queerfilmfestival Bremen, Germany

Cortas Vila do Condo, Portugal

Freiburg Gay FF, Germany

Göteborg IFF, Sweden

Hong Kong International FF, Hong Kong

Kiev Short Film Festival, Ukraine

Krakow FF, Poland

Newport Beach FF, USA

NexT International Film Festival, Romania

Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway

XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Germany

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel

Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine

Queer Lisboa International Queer Film Festival, Portugal

Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy, Finland

Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation, Germany

Nordisk Panorama, Sweden

MIAFF Montreal International Animation Film Festival

Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

20th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2016

Seattle International Film Festival

Queerfilmfestival Bremen

International Animation Film Festival, Baden Switzerland

Cherry Picks at the Berlin Film Society

QUEERSICHT Filmfestival 2016 Bern, Switzerland

Way Out West, Sweden

Riga IFF, Latvia

Austin Gay & Lesbian FF, USA Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico

QueerFilmFest Rostock

Lago Film Fest, Italy

Szczecin European Film Festival

Portico Media | Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF)

Pravo Ljudski Film Festival

Long Night of Short Films, Bucharest

Queer-Streifen film festival

Sequence Short Film Festival, Toulouse

International Competition at Fantoche 2016

Cartoon d’Or

Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival

Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation

Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art

29th Helsinki Intl Film Festival - Love & Anarchy

Night of Animation in Lille

20th QUEERSICHT queer film festival, Bern

Leuven International Short Film festival in Belgium

17th QFF Mezipatra, Prag

2016 edition of Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival

Film Fest Gent, Belgium

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival

20th Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival

Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland

Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Oscars kvalificering

58th Nordic Film Days, Lübeck

25th Curtas Vila do Conde

Animateka International Animated Film Festival

Les Femmes s'Animent ( LFA) 

identities. Queer Film Festival, Vienna

11th Vilnius International Short Film Festival

European Film Festival of Lille, France

Festival Anima - Folioscope ASBL

Mezipatra IFF, Czech Republic

Sao Paolo IFF, Brazil

Mix Copenhagen, Denmark

Queer Film Fest München, Germany

Subversive Film Festival, Metz


Zombie Queer Pride-Liège
Warehouse peanut factory- London
The conference 'Law's Pluralities' 'Beholding the child'- Justus Liebig University Giessen-Germany                                   Cinematic Intimacies: ‘Church of Carnality’ –Sydney


Swedish Oscar Nominations, Guldbagge Awards-Nominated for best shortfilm
Le Lavoir Public-Lyon
This human world film festival International Film Festival -Vienna
Uppsala international short film festival
Bio Rio Filmform News-Stockholm
Nordox Nordic Documentary Film Festival-Guangzhou, China
9th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
Nordisk Panorama-Inkost klubben-Malmö
Kulturhusfestivalen 29 Augusti - X, Umeå, Sweden
Weld-CRINGE - a night of dysfunctional comedy-Stockholm
60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Screening of Me seal, baby at Passager-Kristianstads konsthall
43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam
Tempo Documentary Film Festival- Stockholm
Poo Up House Art-Helsinki
Guadalajara International Film Festival
SEX FILMER OM SEX - Metropolbiografen i Eksjö
Family, freedom and creativity – Swedish film on the frontlines på UCCA
(Ullens Center for Contemporary Art), Beijing, Shanghai Film Museum, Guangzhou-Times Museum
BLOT EXOTICA, EROTICA, ETNOGRAFICA Etnografiska museet-Stockholm
Porny Days filmartfestival at Cinema Riffraff-Zurich

BLOT EXOTICA, EROTICA, ETNOGRAFICA Etnografiska museet-Stockholm
36:e Göteborg International Film Festival
Gallery Nordin
Galleri BOX
30th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
32nd Uppsala International Short Film Festival
ZOOM SWEDEN 2013 –Skopje
Cinema Riffraff-Zürich
Cinema Bourbaki-Luzern
60th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
Tempo Documentary Film Festival- Stockholm
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum- The Beginning is Always Today
8.Porn Filmfestival-Berlin

Nordisk Panorama- Oulu
Pushing the Boundaries, Gartenbaukino-Wien
Bunkier Sztuki gallery-Krakow
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts-Austria
Göteborgs Konsthall-QUEER EYES del 4
15th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival-Ankara
Verkstad rum for konst-Norrköping
8th Regensburg Short Filmfestival
Bergen Konstmuseum

Fotografiska, 3xVideo-Stockholm
Werkleitz Festival ZOO, Lux Cinema- Halle/Saale
Nordic Art Express-Temnikova & Kasela gallery -Tallinn
Fishfabrique - St. Petersburg
Superbia Luxuria,Wandas Salonger-Gothenburg
Stenersen Museet-Oslo
57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Videorama Werkleitz Festival Zoo
Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm
Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Trajector Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

KINOKINO Senter for kunst og film-Sandnes
7th CON-CAN Movie Festival Corto-Tokyo
The 36 Badalona Film Festival-Barcelona
14th International Short Film Festival Winterthur
Damascus International Film Festival
Nordisk Panorama, 5 Cities Film Festival-Bergen
Expresión en Corto International Film Festival-Mexico
Luru Kino-Leipzig
Bongoût Gallery-Berlin
Moderna Museet, Kulturnatta-Stockholm
Moderna Museet, Videor of Joanna Rytel-Stockholm
Centre Culturel Suedois, Nordic Delight-Paris
Pornfilmfestival Berlin
60th Berlin International Film Festival
Visions Du ReelFestival international de cinéma
Cinemat Bio Rio-Stockholm
Odense International Film Festival
Montreal Festival of new cinema
Raindance Festival-London
City of Women Festival-Ljubljana
Pink Screens Film Festival-Brussels

Malmö Queer & Art Film Festival
PornFest Isra-hell
Pornfilmfestival Berlin
Objektiv Feminist Filmfestival-Stockholm
Documentary Film and Video Festival CPH:dox-Köpenhamn
Tempo Documentary film festival-Stockholm
Ankara International Film Festival
Images festival in Toronto-Canada
28th Uppsala International short film festival
Skånes Konstförening-Curare Art Movement
Catodica 4 International video art festival-Trieste
The Museum of Contemorary Art-Detroit
H & R Block Artspace-Kansas City

Act Out: Performative Video by Scandinavian Women Artists
Center of Art History and Artistic Research of Évora University-Portugal
Färgfabriken, 6808-Stockholm
Videoex festival - Zurich
Göteborg Museum Of Art, Stena Salen
Liljevalchs ,Vårsalongen-Stockholm
Pasarokalo Filmfestival-Athen
The renaissance society, Black is, Black Ain’t-Chicago
Festival 404 -Trieste
25th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Bergen kunsthall, Fatal Nordic Attractions-Landmark-Norway
IFC center, The Swedish Experience-New York

Zurich Filmfestival
ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Playback-Paris
11th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
12th Split Film Festival
Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art
Impakt Filmfestival-Utrecht
50% image ,Montevideo-Amsterdam
Dark Mirror ,Montevideo-Amsterdam
53rd International Short Film Festival-Oberhausen
"Intothepill at her (his)tory, Cycladic Museum Athens, Greece".
Konsthallen Bohusläns Museum,-Performance day

Shadow  Filmfestival-Amsterdam
Film and Danza Festival-Buenos Aires
Apexart-New York
1.60 Insurgent Space-Albania
Göteborgs konstmuseum-Artfeminism
Hälsinglands Museum-Artfeminism
Dunkers konsthall-Artfeminism
Lilljevalchs Konsthall-Artfeminism
Tensta Konsthall-The project room

Natalia Goldin Gallery-Stockholm
Göteborgs International Filmfestival
Liljevalchs Vårsalong-Stockholm
Milliken Gallery,The Mirror between us-Stockholm
Röda Sten, Women on tour-Göteborg
Bohusläns museeum, Showroom-Uddevalla
Tirana Biennale 3-Albania

Le lieu unique-Nantes
Centre Culturel Suèdois-Paris
Kulturhuset , After shopping-Stockholm
VideoZone 4 Video Art Biennial-Tel Aviv
Gallery Konstfack-Stockholm
Jönköpings Länsmuseum, Den fria viljan

Gallery Soc-Stockholm
Gallery 60-Umeå
Kulturhuset, SAM project-Stockholm
Kodama Gallery-Osaka
Side 2 Gallery-Tokyo
Gallery Enkehuset-Stockholm
Sourze videomagazine