Swedish Film Institute

Film and Society

The Film and Society department includes the units Regions, Children & Young People, the Film House and the Cinematheque.

Regions, Children & Young People

The unit maintains a close dialogue with other support funding authorities and organisations at national, regional and municipal level, not least with respect to 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 Cinematheque

The Cinematheque 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.

The Guldbagge Awards

The Guldbagge Awards Ceremony is the Swedish Film Institute’s largest public event, focusing on the highest achievements in Swedish film production over the past year. The ceremony is broadcast live on SVT, and the awards are divided into 19 categories including the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gullspira children’s film award is also presented at the ceremony. A nominating committee chooses which films and people are nominated for the different categories of Guldbagge Award through a judging system. A special jury chooses the winner from the nominees in each category.

Film Forum

Film Forum is the Swedish Film Institute’s forum for discussions, debates and masterclasses about film, for the industry and those with an interest in film.


The Film Institute’s two movie theatres, Bio Victor and Bio Mauritz, are fully equipped reference cinemas. They can be hired for film screenings, conferences and other types of event.