Jerry Carlsson graduated from Valand Academy in 2014, as a Director & Producer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Independent Filmmaking. He has also studied Screenwriting at Alma Manusutbildning, Art History at Stockholm University and Filmmaking at Dramatiska Institutet. Jerry finished his Master of Fine Arts in Film at Valand Academy in 2015 and the same year
he founded the culture production company Verket Produktion.
His award winning short films have been screened in numerous international film festivals, including Locarno Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, where his short film "Skuggdjur" recieved both the Special Jury Prize and the Canal+ Award in 2018.
In 2015 Jerry was selected for the European Film Promotions programme "FUTURE FRAMES: Ten filmmakers to follow" at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. FUTURE FRAMES is a programme that highlights 10 young groundbreaking european film directors. The same year he also participated at Berlinale Talents.
In 2016 Jerry Carlsson received the Carl Larsson Grez-sur- loing scholarship and he is currently developing the feature film "Bränder" that was selected for the feature development programme STHLM Debut omgång 5.