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. But we also offer services to external clients, who want to have duplication, restoration, grading and processing of analogue films carried out.

Our services

• Optical printing
• Duplication and grading of 16mm and 35mm – b/w and colour
• Blow-ups from 16mm to 35mm
• Processing of 16mm and 35mm – colour positives and b/w negatives and positives

Photo: Mark Standley

Don't hesitate to contact us regarding analogue duplication, restoration, grading or processing!

Other services

We also offer other film-related services, such as cleaning and film repair. We also have storage space for external clients to rent.

The Rotebro laboratory also provides services for external clients, not least other FIAF archives, who either want to acquire prints of already preserved Swedish films or to have work done on unpreserved films. Below is a list of the FIAF affiliates for whom we have been working since 2012:

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)

Laboratory services

External storage

Paula Davila Alvarez