Mantaray Film

About Mantaray Film

Mantaray Film produces complex, character-driven DOCUMENTARY FILMS based on strong visual language and unique access. Our films range from deeply personal stories told from an inside perspective to films of investigative style. We have invested in the accounts of women, both in front of and behind the camera and is today one of the foremost documentary production companies in Europe today.

Since 2011, Mantaray Film runs its own DISTRIBUTION, enabling the screening of films and audience/director discussions in smaller towns all around Sweden as well as the major cities.

We regularly CO-PRODUCE films with selected production companies in Europe and beyond. 

Movies in Mantaray Film are developed with the support of the
Creative Europe Media 


Mantaray Film AB
Kattgränd 10
118 25 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 640 43 45



Stina Gardell


Stina Gardell is a director and producer of documentary film, educated at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2005, she founded the production company Mantaray Film and has, as a producer received a number of prestigious film awards e .g. Guldbaggen, Kristallen, Ikaros and Silverfjärilen. Internationally, Stina Gardell has twice been rewarded Best Documentary at Prix Italia, in 2007 for The Nun and in 2012 for He think’s he is the Best. The latter also got a special mention at Prix Europa.

Stina Gardell has previously worked as a producer for the Swedish pubilc service broadcaster, where she produced 11 radio documentaries and directed 5 documentary films, among others, See Me, 2000, The Perfect Arab, 2004 and Cornelia, the Rainbowchild, 2005. She is also the producer/project manager of the outreach initiative ”Mobila dokumentärredaktionen”.



Frida Neema Järnbert

Production Coordinator / Head of Archive

(Frida Neema Järnbert is currently on maternity leave and will be back from February 1st 2021.)

Frida Neema Järnbert is a production coordinator and researcher specialized in archives. After gaining experience at PALME (2012) she took on the responsibilty as Head of Archive for Mantaray Film's INGRID BERGMAN - IN HER OWN WORDS (selected for Cannes Film Fesival 2015). 

Frida has a bachelor's degree in film studies and is educated in film- and documentaryfilm production at Stockholm Filmskola respective Luleå University of Technology.



Pär Lindström


Pär Lindstrom has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics at Stockholm University. He has been working for NGO's with emergency and developing projects in Africa and Northern Iraq. He has thereafter worked as a photographer, director and producer for ten years. Eduacted at Bishop Arnö Folkhögskola.

Works as an office manager for Mantaray Film since the spring of 2009, whose main task is to manage the financial planning, control of the company and film projects, finances and marketing associated with distribution.