Film and Society
The Film and Society department includes the units Regions, Children & Young People, the Film House and the Cinemateque.
Acting Director of the Film and Society department is Christina Preisler Schedin.
Regions, Children & Young People
The unit maintains close dialogue with other support funding authorities and organisations at national, regional and municipal level, not least in respect of children and young people, and allocates film educational funding for which local authorities and schools can apply. The unit serves to coordinate regional issues and the Swedish Film Institute's work on behalf of children and young people. Dialogue also encompasses efforts to promote the film experience, resources and sources of information in schools, e.g. for discussions about the foundations of values and democracy. The unit provides film and other educational material via the Film in Schools pages here on sfi.se, and reaches out to teachers and other educationists. The unit also arranges various seminars such as the School Cinema Day. In addition, the unit is responsible for various government initiatives, e.g. support for young women filmmakers.
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 Danial Brännström.
Published 02 November 2015