Swedish Film Institute

Swedish Film Institute – we promote film

The Swedish Film Institute works to promote film across the board – from idea to finished product, during launch in Sweden and around the world, and by preserving films for posterity in our archives.

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A remit from the Swedish state and film industry

The Film Institute was founded in 1963 by the Swedish state and the various professional bodies of the film industry. Its remit – to support the production of new films, the distribution and screening of worthwhile films, to preserve and promote Sweden's film heritage and to represent Swedish film at an international level – is defined in the Film Bill and in the annual document of grant appropriations from the Ministry of Culture.

The Film Institute is, as of 1 January 2017, solely financed by state funding.

Government-appointed board

The Film Institute is managed by a board made up of nine members appointed by the government. The board in turn appoints the CEO, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Film Institute.

The organisation is divided into five departments: Film Funding, Film and Society, Film Heritage, Communications & PR and Administration.

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