Golden Earth Film Award's Best Female Director & Best Female Actor winner of March 2020 Edition

Break of Day Directed by Maria Forslin won the Best Female Director & Best Female Actor Award

Poster of the Film

When rock singer Anna loses her daughter to cancer, she begins a downward spiral of grief and destructive behavior, threatening to forever stray her away from music and love.


About the Director: Maria Forslin is a director, actress, screenwriter and producer from Sundsvall, Sweden. She has acted in several short and feature films and she attended Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC in 2016. In the autumn the same year Maria attended a screenwriting course at Film Västernorrland that lasted a few months.


2016 was also the year when Maria founded her production company Mittfilm which has produced two short films since then, The Clip and Survival. Both of these films are now being screened at different festivals around the world. In 2017 she started pre-production of Gryning (Break of Day), a feature film which was produced in 2018 and ended post-production in summer 2019. She wrote the first version in 2011 and has worked on the script ever since. In fall 2019 she will directed and produced two short films; Hum in Harmony (a horror film with a different kind of theme/twist) and I'm coming! a short romcom.


Maria is extremely ambitious and driven and has an eye for the artistic. In high school, she majored in a media program that included film, photography, graphic design, and audio engineering. She began to write short stories about her own life when she was a teenager.


Maria has written four feature film scripts and several shorts since 2011 and she aims to produce every single one of them.



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