Saga Becker


Meet the Masters
Masterclass by Saga Becker
Tampere 49th International Short Film Festival 
Saturday 9 March 2019, 16:00-18:00

Womarts highlights the equal share presence of women in the arts and creative industries in the European cultural heritage and diversity. Womarts Ambassadors are recognized as outstanding European artists from different fields of arts and culture. The Ambassadors have been invited to host a series of masterclasses in Europe. Wom@rts partner WIFT Finland invited Saga Becker to be  Ambassador, of the project and to held a Masterclass in the frame of the Tampere 49th International Short Film Festival.

“I’ve been a dreamer for as long as I can remember. A dreamer who through thoughts created my own worlds, stories and reality. For a long time I tried to adapt to society’s norms and expectations and it almost destroyed me. After being held back for years I dared to throw myself out and be true to myself and others. What has motivated me since then is my own creativity, my art. The language, images and acting. Daring to be both strong and fearless but vulnerable at the same time is a strength to me. Being skinless is my way of expressing myself. The elements of my art are my own experiences and perspectives. The future is whatever we make it. I want to be the artist and role model I wish had been there for me when I grew up. I have been a strong voice for HBTQ Sweden for a long time and will continue to stand up for human rights and everyone’s equal rights. I intend to use my voice to make a difference because I know it’s possible to both change and influence. I want to be more than just a dreamer.”

Saga Becker (born 1988) is a Swedish actress and transgender woman. Becker is known for her work on Something Must Break (2014) for which she was nominated for a Rising Star Award at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2014 and won a Guldbagge Award for Best Female Lead Role in 2015.

Read more on her imdb profile.