Director of Production Funding & Promotion is Hjalmar Palmgren.
The Film Institute's production funding is aimed at professional producers, screenwriters and directors. It is distributed by film commissioners who work independently and evaluate projects both from an artistic and a financial viewpoint.
Currently, there are six commissioners: two for feature films, one for short films, one for documentary films, one for International Co-productions and drama series, and one for Moving Sweden. The feature film commissioners can also award funding to films for children and young people and for documentaries. The commissioners have varied backgrounds, but are united in the fact that they each have a long and genuine experience of film production. Their mandate period is three years, with the possibility of a limited extension.
The Production Funding unit also included a production controller, who works closely with the commissioners, helping them to analyse the financial and technical aspects of any given project.
The film commissioners can take independent decisions on development funding, but for production funding the decisions are taken by the CEO. The commissioners put forward proposals backed up by relevant information to enable the CEO to reach a decision.
The following funding can be applied for from the Production Funding unit:
- Production funding
- Audience-related funding
- Market oriented production funding
- Development funding
- Training funding
The International unit aims to promote Swedish film internationally, and members of staff spend much of the year travelling and visiting film festivals around the world. Its goal is for at least one Swedish film per year to be screened at the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Amsterdam (IDFA) and Clermont-Ferrand. International also works to promote Swedish film exports. The unit ensures that three issues of the magazine Swedish Film, which markets and provides information about Swedish films, are published each year.
Head of International department is Pia Lundberg.
MEDIA Desk Sweden
MEDIA is the EU's support programme for the audio-visual industry in Europe: film, television and interactive media. MEDIA Desk is the Swedish information office for the programme, and is partly financed by the EU. Two members of staff provide information about the MEDIA programme's funding and courses, give advice and tips to applicants, answer questions and help out in the actual application process itself.
Head of MEDIA Desk Sweden is Ulrika Nisell.