about the director

Petter+RingbomBiography: Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. His debut feature documentary, The Russian Winter, a film about American musician John Forté, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and screened at IDFA, Moscow International Film Festival, and Gothenburg International Film Festival. His short film May Fly premiered at Stockholm International Film Festival and screened at festivals around the world. Ringbom’s video collaboration with the artist Karl Haendel, Questions for My Father, has been shown at Harris Lieberman Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, and was selected for the Art Video program at Art Basel Miami in 2012. After studying at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, Ringbom partnered in the creative agency Flat, where he served as an art director for clients like MoMA, Red Cross and Knoll. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and New York University and served on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Shield and Spear (2015).

Filmography:
May Fly (2009);
Questions for My Father (2011);
The Russian Winter (2012);
Shield and Spear (2014).

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