Swedish Film Institute

Film Heritage

The Film Heritage department is Sweden's national film archive. We ensure that films and film-related materials are preserved and made accessible for current and future generations. The department is made up of Library, Film Archive and Rotebro Filmservice.

Director of Film Heritage is Mathias Rosengren.


The Film Institute library is the only specialist film library in Sweden. The library is open to everyone, and registered borrowers can enjoy the collection of more than 50,000 film books and more than 1,000 film journals.  The library also holds a manuscript collection with thousands of original Swedish manuscripts and a wealth of personal and company-related film documents. One of the library's most important functions is as a research resource, and it works in partnership with the Stockholm University subsidiary library for Film Studies to meet the needs of students and those conducting research. Situated in Filmhuset in Stockholm, the library also comprises a major stills and poster archive.

Library Manager is Mats Skärstrand.

Film Archive

The Swedish Film Institute is justly proud to be the keeper of one of the world's oldest film archives. It comprises more than 21,000 Swedish and foreign titles, virtually all the films that have ever been screened at Swedish cinemas. The archive maintains a dialogue with researchers, and works together with the Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images to collect, catalogue, preserve, restore and make accessible Sweden's film heritage.

Film Archive Manager is Lotte Edsbrand.