10 December

    Christmas market in Uppsala


    Cold, but a fun day together with local authors in central Uppsala. Thank you all for coming and buying my books.

    2 December

    Book release at Scala Theatre in Stockholm



    1 December 2022

    My second book is out now!


    A feel-good for teens primarily aimed at girls aged 12-15. But, it’s truly a pageturner for all ages according to my editors Gabrielle Sjöstedt and Mikaela Hincks.


    30 October 2022

    Best Romantic Short

    Salvaged Love wins Best Romantic Short at the Shanghai Short Film Festival! The festival received more than 800 films and works from filmmakers from all over the world. In the fair and impartial decision of the judges, Salvaged Love won their professional recognition and praise.

    18 October 2022

    Salvaged Love to Shanghai

    Shanghai Short Film Festival has updated the judging status of the submission Salvaged Love to Selected.

    16 October 2022

    It’s a wrap! 


    Cinematographer Andreas Gejke in action. Photo: Rikard Lagerberg. 

    We did it! Four great, intensive days of filming has come to an end. Many thanks to the cast&crew – no film without you!

    7 October 2022

    Preproduction wrapped

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    Three months of casting, location and crew scouting have come to an end and my film enters the next phase – shooting! 

    More to come…

    4 July 2022

    The journey for Salvaged Love continues…

    Salvaged Love has been selected for the 2022 West Sound Film Festival in the US. As an official selection, the film will be screened in Bremerton, Washington on the weekend of August 5th–7th.
    This is the third time one of my films is screened at the West Sound Film Festival. 

    5 May 2022

    Salvaged Love to India!

    Salvaged Love has been selected for the Short Fiction Non-Competition Section of the 7th Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF) to be held at NANDAN, the Film Centre in Kolkata from 15 to 18 May 2022.

    5 April 2022

    Screening at Slottsbiografen

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    Slotts cinema from 1914 is the best place for watching films. This week, Salvaged Love was screened together with eight other shorts in the categories fiction, documentary, art. Followed by Q&A and drinks it was a fantastic evening. Grateful to be in the business and for the people I get to work with and meet.

    11 March 2022

    Funding for a 5th film

    The financial support recently received from Kulturenheten Region Uppsala marks the start-up of my fifth short film production. Thank you!
    Watch this space as the project unfolds. Time to roll up my sleeves.

    22 January 2022

    Script mentoring

    Since the end of 2021, I’ve been coaching seven brilliant local filmmakers in screenwriting. Sponsored by Kulturenheten Uppsala as part of the Swedish Film Institute’s new talent programme, the mentorship will run until spring 2022.

    8 October 2021

    Salvaged Love to FilmBath

    My latest short film, Salvaged Love, has been selected by the programming team to be shown at the 31st FilmBath Festival 2021, 29 Oct – 4 Nov in Bath, UK. The festival screen selected shorts before films instead of ads/trailers.

    The festival decided that Salvaged Love would be really well-suited to show before the screening of the Swiss drama My Little Sister at 20:45 on 1st November, at The Little Theatre Cinema. Full details, see their web site below. Congratulations to the team! 

    FilmBath Festival

    20 August 2021

    WOFFF 2021!


    Proud to be part of the Women over 50 Film Festival in England where my film Salvaged Love will be screened in October this year. 

    15 July 2021

    Winner of Best Short in Berlin!


    Salvaged Love wins Best Short Film Award at the Berlin Short Film Festival in Berlin at July 15 2021.

    24 June 2021

    International premiere for Salvaged Love


    My fourth short film Bärgad kärlek (Salvaged Love) produced 2020, has been selected for inclusion in the Berlin Short Film Festival running between July 5-15. This means international premiere! Many thanks go to an amazing cast & crew and to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. Berlin Short will run on Eventive, July 5th-15th.

    28 May 2021

    Author’s talk

    Författarsamtal 2021

    Thank you Kunskapsskolan in Uppsala for inviting me to talk to classes in year 4 to 5 about writing. Great kids and great questions in relation to writing and creating ideas. I hope they learnt as much as I did that that day.

    13 May 2021

    Second book for teens

    My second book is written and sent off to various publishers in Sweden. It’s a coming-of-age novel about Em who sets a building on fire and is forced by her dad to do a writing course. She’s sent off to live with her grandma close to where the course is held. Instead of writing Em dives into an unfinished love story she finds. It turns out to be about her grandma. In the meantime, she falls in love with the ice cream van driver and together they set out to find out how the story ends but of course – nothing turns out the way she hoped for or expected. 

    22 January 2021

    Member of the month

    The author association Uppsala Författarsällskap picked me as the member of the month for January. Read the interview here (in Swedish):

    Månadens medlem Gisela Nadasy (external website)

    30 December 2020

    Watch my film A Kiss here

    22 October 2020

    Distribution deal for A Kiss

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    The award-winning short film A Kiss will be distributed through UK-based ShortsTV. The three-year deal struck in early October covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and North America.

    19 October 2020

    Local premiere for Salvaged Love

    Final take on the first day. Katahrina Bothén and Jakob Fahlstedt. Photo: Rikard Lagerberg

    Salvaged Love (Bärgad kärlek) has been selected by the Uppsala International Short Film Festival as one of the region’s best films of 2020.

    Watch it under the category Film i Uppland on the Kortfilmfestivalen Play channel here: 

    6 September 2020

    Coming soon…

    Poster A4

    Graphics by: Peter Lakowitz

    17 April 2020

    A Kiss selected to West Sound

    The short film A kiss is selected by the West Sound Film Festival in Washington, US (former Port Orchard) to be screened in August. This is the second time a Nadasy production has been chosen by the festival. 


    2 February 2020

    It’s a wrap! Salvaged Love 

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    Two amazing days shooting my fourth short film with incredibly talented and enthusiastic crew members. Now we’re setting sail for post-production: editing, sound, graphics, music and grading.

    7 December 2019

    California dreaming…


    …or not. A Kiss is screened in beautiful Ojai at the Short Film Festival in California on December 14 and 15 at The Ojai Retreat & Inn from 11am 4pm. 

    #akiss, #giselanadasy, #ojaishortfilmfest

    6 December 2019

    Author visit at Sverkerskolan


    Semla, tio dagar extra allt got best reviews by class 3C at Sverkerskolan in Uppsala.

    The students had drawn beautiful pictures from the book, asked me some great questions and they all wrote ideas for a book number two. Thank you!

    1 December 2019

    A Kiss goes to India

    Official Selection Laurel MSIFF-19
    15 November 2019

    Curious minds

    My first author’s visit for Semla was at Saltängen school in Stockholm.

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    Over 30 school children gathered today to hear the backstory to Semla. They peppered me with questions about writing, characterisation, storytelling, and other things too. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet my readers.

    11 October 2019

    Second screening in Africa 

    Very proud to have my next screening of A Kiss at Abuja International Film Festival in Nigeria. 


    Congratulations and – as always – kisses to my team.

    27 September 2019

    Semla at Bokmässan

    Sweden’s largest book fair, held 26-29 September in Gothenburg, was the perfect place to introduce my children’s book Semla. 


    Publisher Idus had arranged a nice, warmly space which invited many interesting conversations about stories and the trade.

    11 September 2019

    Full house at Zita cinema

    Sold out when En Kyss (A Kiss) was screened together with the wonderful shorts Stroke at Midnight and Ett Sista Farväl att the independent Stockholm cinema Zita. 

    Poster Zita

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    The screening was followed by a Q&A together with talented filmmakers Casper Andreas and Niclas Ribbarp.

    4 September 2019

    A Kiss to Live at Heart

    Official Selection SVART 2019

    The Örebro Film and Music Festival Live at Heart screened A Kiss twice in the short film section What is Love.

    23 August 2019

    Yet another award for A Kiss..


    A Kiss received the Indie Filmfest Award of Merit in August. 

    5 August 2019

    Semla in the bookshop

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    Very happy to pass the local bookshop Uppsala Bokhandel, and find my book, Semla, tio dagar extra allt, displayed in the window.

    5 August 2019

    Distribution deal for After school


    A two-year distribution deal has been signed with Largos Film to show After School (Efter skolan) on


    Watch After School it here

    15 June 2019

    Semla out now in Swedish


    Illustration: Peter Lakowitz

    My children’s book Semla – Tio dagar extra allt, is available to order online and out in bookshops from 4 July.

    The story about a young girl struggling to come to terms with her sister leaving home is based on an original idea for a TV series pitched at the children’s film festival BUFF in Malmö. It is written for 6- to 9-year-olds, but older children might enjoy it too.

    Semla is published by Idus Förlag and features fabulous illustrations by Peter Lakowitz. Thanks also to my team of proofreaders Mikaela Hincks, Gabrielle Sjöstedt and Anna Sundelin.

    24 May 2019

    Jury service at Youth Festival in Uppsala

    It was a pleasure to sit on the jury for the FOCUS Film Festival in Uppsala together with filmmaker Gustav Skogens and festival producer Sigrid Hadenius.

    After having watched several excellent short films during this past week, we came to the same conclusion that this year’s winners are in the Catagory Tungvikt: Inte riktigt en våldtäkt and in the Category Mellanvikt: Kids Looking for Attention.

    More about Focus Film Festival (ext. website)

    16 May 2019

    Honourable Mention for A Kiss


    A kiss won an Honourable Mention at Sunderland Shorts 2019. Festival Director Anne Tye, says: ”It was very well received by our audience and was a very close runner up.”

    18 April 2019

    Sara Lewerth nominated Best Actress

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    Sara Lewerth and cinematographer Roy Rossovic on set. Photo: Rikard Lagerberg

    Wonderful actress Sara Lewerth starring in A Kiss has been nominated one of the prestigious Golden Reel Awards at the 2019 Vaughan International Film Festival Award. Best Actress will be announced mid-May.

    14 April 2019

    Screening of A Kiss in Ismailia

    Watching A Kiss in Egypt was a memorable experience. Hat off to the organisers and volunteers at the the 21st Ismailia International Film Festival. The hospitality and service was way and beyond expectations. The seven days were spent travelling between the hotel and the different venues for screenings. A Kiss was screened twice during the week at prime time together with other superb short fiction films. 

    25 March 2019

    A Kiss to Sunderland in May

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    The 2019 Sunderland Short Film Festival has for the second time accepted one of my films. A Kiss will be screened in mid-May. 

    23 March 2019

    Winner of Best International Drama 2019

    A Kiss was named Best International Drama 2019 at the inaugural Oxford International Short Film Festival on March 23. The festival was held in the beautiful grounds of St John’s College at the University of Oxford in the newly refurbished auditorium. Many thanks to lead actor, Henrik Norman, for taking the supporting role this time round.

    6 March 2019

    Canadian premiere for A Kiss


    My third short will screen at the Vaughan International Film Festival in May. Much love and congratulations to my wonderful team.

    3 March 2019

    A Kiss to Egypt

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    A Kiss has been selected to the 21st edition of Ismailia Film Festival in Egypt. The festival runs between 10-16 April. 

    20 February 2019

    UK premiere for A Kiss

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    A Kiss has been selected to screen at the Oxford International Film Festival on 23 March.

    Oxford International Film Festival (external web site)

    1 February 2019

    Swedish publishing deal for Semla


    Illustration: Peter Lakowitz

    The original screenplay for Semla is going to be published as an illustrated children’s book by Swedish publisher Idus Förlag.

    Semla – 10 Days in February is written for six- to nine-year-olds and tells the story of a young girl who does everything in her power to stop her older sister moving away from home.

    Told in 10 chapters, it is a book about loving your sister more than anyone else and having parents who hide the truth.

    Illustrated by Peter Lakowitz and proofread by Mikaela Hincks, Semla – 10 Days in February is due to be released in autumn 2019.

    29 October 2018

    Full house in Uppsala


    What a week that was with two successful screenings of A Kiss of at the Uppsala International Film Festival. Once again many thanks to my team, the festival organisers and a wonderful audience.

    23 October 2018

    Premiere of A Kiss in Uppsala

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    A Kiss will have its first public screening at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2018 as one of eight best films produced in the region this year. 

    Read more (festival web site)

    Festival catalogue

    5 October 2018

    Talking shop in Uppsala

    On Thursday October 11, I will give a talk on the art of pitching for Kulturenheten – Region Uppsala. I can’t wait to meet other local filmmakers and exchange experiences and tips on one of the most difficult tricks of the trade.

    Read more here (in Swedish)

    17 September 2018

    Productive workshop in the wild

    Film i Öst’s Archipelago Script Lab was truly inspirational, with a world of energy and talent gathered on one island. Thanks to Soni Jorgensen for an excellent workshop, Film i Öst for arranging it all, and Kulturenheten Uppsala for sponsoring me. Rolling up my sleeves now…

    7 September 2018

    Archipelago Script Lab 2018

    Film i Öst has picked me and nine other screenwriters to take part in a four-day workshop on a remote island off Sweden’s east coast. The scriptwriting lab, led by Soni Jorgensen, is bound to be an adventure all of its own let alone the stories we have to tell. Watch this space. 

    17 June 2018

    Distribution deal for After School

    International short film distributor and TV channel ShortsTV has bought the broadcasting rights to After School. The three-year non-exclusive deal means ShortsTV is licensed to air After School in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

    ShortsTV is the world’s first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies.

    6 May 2018

    Sunderland Shorts screens After School

    After School received a warm welcome on the final day of the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, cheered on by an engaged audience who had escaped the heat for some prime-time comedy before the award ceremony.

    6 April 2018

    After School is going to America!


    After School has been officially selected for the 2018 Port Orchard Film Festival. The film will be screened at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard, Washington, on the weekend of 4-6 May.

    26 March 2018


    Slottsbiografen rolls out the red carpet

    Cast and family and friends alike turned out for the premiere of A Kiss at a closed screening in Slottsbiografen on Monday night. Co-stars Sara Lewerth and Henrik Norman were joined by director of photography Roy Rossovich, sound editor Oskar Álvarez and makeup artist Jenny Guerrero. A great mix of documentary shorts and works in progress played to a full house at the event arranged by Kulturenheten – Region Uppsala.

    15 March 2018


    Sneak preview for A Kiss

    A year after filming, A Kiss gets its sneak preview at Slottsbiografen on 26 March along with other regional films funded by Kulturenheten – Region Uppsala.

    February 2018

    Press coverage

    Interview for the newspaper ETC in October 2017 before the kick-off of the Uppsala International Short Film Festival.

    ”Det skulle kunna vara en scen ur en kortfilm. Två för varandra okända kvinnor möts på perrongen i Uppsala. Det är början på min och manusförfattaren Gisela Nadasys resa till Knivsta”, skriver Matilda Nilsson i ETC. 

    Read the article in full. (In Swedish)