Petter Ringbom is a Swedish filmmaker based in New York. His debut feature documentary, "The Russian Winter," a film about musician John Forté's Russian odyssey after his release from prison, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. His follow up feature doc, "Shield and Spear," a film about art, music and freedom in South Africa twenty years after the end of apartheid, premiered at Toronto's Hot Docs in 2014, and won the Silver price at UK's Passion for Freedom Awards. Ringbom's short film, "May Fly," starring Gustaf Skarsgård, was nominated for the 1KM Film Award at Stockholm Int'l Film Festival. His films have also screened at Moscow Int'l Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, IDFA, BAM, Gothenburg Film Festival, Durban Int'l Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Hammer Museum. His art video collaboration with Karl Haendel, "Questions for My Father," was hailed as a "genuine sleeper" by the New York Times, selected for the Art Video program at Art Basel Miami and installed at Wexner Center for the Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts and Susanne Vielmetter Projects. Ringbom was a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow for 2013, a Gotland Film Lab resident at the Ingmar Bergman Estate in 2015, and a Berlinale Talent in 2017.