The Film/Society department includes the units Film & the Community, the Film House, the Cinemateque and Strategic Intelligence & Statistics.
Director of Film/Society is Tove Torbiörnsson.
Film & the Community
The unit Film & the Community works strategically with Swedish audiences. Funding is distributed to distributors, screening organisations, film festivals, cinemas, regional resource and productions centres and to local authorities and schools. The aim is to ensure that people across Sweden have access to a wide variety of current films and the opportunity to see films in cinemas. The unit also works with teachers and other education professionals through the Film in Schools pages on the Film Institute's website, which present film guides and other materials relevant to film education.
Head of Film & the Community is Elisabeth Wengström.
The Film House
Naturally, the Swedish Film Institutes building in Stockholm (the Film House) is a meeting place if you work with any aspect of film, being director, actor, film researcher or journalist. In the Film House two cinemas and the foyer are for rent for film screenings, conferences and events.
Head of the Film House is Christina Preisler Schedin.
The Cinemateque is the Film Archive's screening showcase, where parts of the collection are screened to an interested audience in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. The task is both historical – to screen films in the way they were originally intended – and also contemporary, through screenings of foreign films that have not been given Swedish distribution.
Head of the Cinemateque is Lova Hagerfors.
Strategic Intelligence & Statistics
The unit Strategic Intelligence & Statistics analyse trends in cinema visits and film consumption in Sweden and the rest of the world. Their findings can be found in the statistic section, and in the annual publication Facts and Figures.
Head of Strategic Intelligence & Statistics is Johan Fröberg