I have a screenplay I'd like to get filmed. How do I go about it?
Only Swedish producers can apply for funding. For a co-production, first get in touch with a Swedish producer. Find producers in the Film Worker Catalogue (Filmarbetarkatalogen) at the top of filmnyheterna.se. The producer then contacts one of the Swedish Film Institute's film commissioners to apply for funding.
You might also want to check out our international promotion magazine Swedish Film. Producers are listed in the pages at the back.
I'd like to get in contact with Sweden's leading film festivals. What should I do?
All Swedish film festivals that have received funding from the Film Institute are listed under the International pages.
What funding does the Film Institute provide, and how are decisions made?
Find most answers on our Funding page.
Where can I find information about fundings from the EU MEDIA Programme?
Contact Ulrika Nisell at email@example.com or Anders Wilhelmsson firstname.lastname@example.org at MEDIA Desk Sweden.
Which Swedish films are currently in production?
Contact Sweden's three main film production centres: Film i Väst (in Swedish), Filmpool Nord and Film i Skåne.
How do I make contact with a specific Swedish actor?
Find out which film the actor last took part in and the company that made the film. Contact either the film's distributor or its production company. You can also contact that actor's agent. Agents, production companies and distributors are listed in the Film Worker Catalogue (Filmarbetarkatalogen, in Swedish) at the top of filmnyheterna.se.
How can I find information about a specific Swedish film/director?
Here are some databases with useful information:
The Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images
The Internet Movie Database
Also check the the international department pages for updated information on Swedish films touring the festivals.
How do you go about seeing a film from the Archival Film Collections?
You can request to see a film at Cinemateket by sending an email to email@example.com.
You can also pay for the hire of a theatre in Filmhuset. Read more about how to access our collections.
I want a picture of a specific actor.
For a cost of SEK 300 you can order pictures from the Film Institute's stills archive if you email firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I join the mailing list for the Swedish Film Institute's press releases?
Contact Martin Frostberg email@example.com or Jan Göransson firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the list.
How can I find the Film Institute's logo?
Contact Pia Lejbro.
How long is the film commissioners' mandate period?
Three years, which may be extended for a limited period.
I want to know all about Ingmar Bergman! Help me!
Find all the answers about Ingmar Bergman at Ingmar Bergman Face to Face. You can also visit Bergman Week.
Is there any film club that screens older films?
Yes, our own Cinematheque. Daily screenings in Göteborg, Malmö and Stockholm.