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  1. Malin Buska wins Best Actress award in Montreal

    Malin Buska has recently won the Best Actress award at the Montreal Film Festival for her role as Queen Christina in The Girl King by Mika Kaurismäki. The film also won the Public Award.

  2. Hasse Ekman showcased at MoMA September 09 – September 18, 2015

    Thursday 10th September 2015 sees the centenary of the birth of Hasse Ekman. To mark the occasion, ten of the films he wrote and directed will be screened at one of the world’s most famous museums, New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Behind this initiative, named The Other Swede in the Room, is Swedish film scholar Fredrik Gustafsson, who also selected the ten films.

  3. Sami film awarded production funding in August

    Gabriela Pichler and Jonas Hassen Khemiri collaborate, Ninja Thyberg updates the image of the horse-loving girl and sami coming of age drama by Amanda Kernell in West Bothnia are among the films awarded funding in August.

  4. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Sweden’s candidate for the Academy Award nominations

    The Swedish Oscar Committee has chosen Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence as Sweden’s candidate for the Academy Award nominations. The film is also selected for European Film Award – People’s Choice Award, with Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund as one of the other nine nominated.

  5. Swedish film in Toronto, San Sebastián and Busan

    Swedish film is being represented broadly at international film festivals. A record number of Swedish films, five, are ready for the Toronto International Film Festival, and Swedish films are also appearing in San Sebastián and Busan.

  6. Neneh Cherry, Mark Cousins and Sarah Jessica Parker receive funding

    Stockholm My Love is an alternative journey through Sweden’s capital, seen through the eyes of Northern Irish director Mark Cousins and legendary cameraman Christopher Doyle, featuring Neneh Cherry. Among the latest 30 projects receiving funding from the Swedish Film Institute are films by Suzanne Osten, Stefan Jarl, Fanni Metelius and Ella Lemhagen.

  7. Success for Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words in Cannes

    It has been a good year for Sweden and Ingrid Bergman in Cannes. Not only does the legendary actress adorn the festival’s poster, but the film about her life, Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words, by Stig Björkman, received a special mention when the L’Oeil d’Or award was announced.

  8. Facts and figures 2014

    Streamed film has made a serious breakthrough. Families with children are an increasingly important target group for cinemas. Interest in Nordic movies is rising internationally. However 2014 was also a tough year for producers, and a year of success as well as new obstacles to gender equality in Swedish film. This is all clear from the Swedish Film Institute’s report Facts and figures 2014, which is now available.

  9. A new film policy for Sweden

    The Swedish Government has chosen to terminate the Film Agreement, and will instead take sole responsibility for Sweden’s film policy. This new government-controlled film policy will come into force on January 1, 2017.

  10. Summer night stories, wild action, Swedish-African identity and a sex raft revisited receive production funding

    Kickstarter sensation Kung Fury offers crazy action with tongue firmly in cheek. In addition 10 feature-length films – including Banjul by Dani Kouyaté and The Acali Experiment by Marcus Lindeen – and 14 short films have been awarded production funding by the Swedish Film Institute in recent months. Four films have been granted automatic funding.

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