Til Stede / from soil to soul

"Til Stede" takes the audience behind the scenes and conveys how it feels to be in a creative process as a musician. How a place, soil, food, people and instruments intertwine in this process.

The film is based on the theme of folk music and puts old hardanger fiddle traditions from Telemark, Norway, in a new perspective. Through a meeting between three women, "Til Stede" reflects on what it is like to be human today: the need to be in contact with nature, the urge to create something of your own and express yourself, and the desire for community and feeling alive.

With: Marianna Sangita A. Røe, Johanna Seim, Ana Julie Verbelen

Premiere: August 14th 2022, Bø Kino (Telemarkfestivalen)


  • Official Selection at Nordic/Docs 2022
  • Finalist in the category of “Best Woman Filmmaker” at Boden International Film Festival 2022
  • Official Selection at Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2023
  • Official Selection SOUND on SCREEN Music Film Festival 2023
  • Official Selection at Dokfilm 2023 


Original Music: Marianna Sangita A. Røe, Johanna Seim. Director of Photography, Assistant Director and Production Manager: Patrick Webb. Editors: Emil B Andersen, Johanna Seim. Additional Editor: Jonathan Sarrabia. Trailer Editor: Idun Kvasbø. Production Sound Mixers: Liew Ceng Teng, Patrick Webb. Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer: Michael Holz. Sound Editor: Elisabeth Sommer. Additional Sound Editor: Kuan-Chen Chen. Colorist: Fredrik Harreschou. Producer and Director: Johanna Seim.

Produced with grants from: Sørnorsk Filmsenter AS v/Ingrid Falkenberg Dokka, Vestfold og Telemark Fylkeskommune, Midt-Telemark kommune, Sparebankstiftelsen Telemark-Grenland.

Photo credit: Patrick Webb