Photochemical laboratory

SFI Laboratory Rotebro

When the last full-scale commercial photochemical laboratory in Sweden folded in 2011, the Swedish Film Institute decided to set up its own operation in Rotebro.

The main reason for setting up our own photochemical laboratory was to be able to continue with analogue duplication of films in our own collections, especially films still only existing on nitrate stock. 

Our services

We offer external clients services such as cleaning, splicing and basic repair. Contact

Photo: Mark Standley


During the period 2012-2019 the SFI Rotebro laboratory also carried out work for external clients, in particular international film archives who wanted to acquire prints of preserved swedish films or to have non-preserved films from their own collections duplicated. 

Below is a list of the FIAF affiliates for whom we where working between 2012 and 2019:

Academy Film Archive (Los Angeles)
BFI National Archives (London)
Bundesarchiv (Berlin)
Cinemateca Brasileira (São Paulo)
Cinémathèque de la Ville du Luxembourg
Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Bryssel)
ECPAD (Ivry)
Filmarchiv Austria (Wien)
George Eastman Museum (Rochester)
International Olympic Committee (Lausanne)
Jugoslovenska Kinoteka (Belgrad)
Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin)
Narodni Filmový Archiv (Prag)
National Film Archive of Japan (Tokyo)Nasjonalbiblioteket (Mo i Rana)
Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley)
Thai Film Archive (Bangkok)
Yale Film Study Center (New Haven)
Österreichisches Filmmuseum (Wien)