Our archives
I arkivets frys- och kylkasematter finns material till över 25 000 filmer
More than 31,000 films are preserved in our specially designed cold storage vaults. Photo: Fredrik Rundqvist.

About the collections

The Archival Film Collections of the Swedish Film Institute have their origins in Svenska Filmsamfundet (“The Swedish Film Society”) which was founded in October 1933. Our archive is therefore one of the oldest in the world.

In our collections we have over 80,000 items on more than 33,000 titles

The vast majority of the collections are made up of analogue film, mainly on 35mm which has been the most common professional production and distribution format since the beginning of film. The analogue holdings includes prints which can be screened in a cinema, as well as original and preservation elements which can be used as sources when making new copies.

Since 2012 the collections also include digital film, more than 11,000 items on 3,600 films. The figures include films originally produced and distributed in digital format as well as older films which has been digitized.

The Film Institute's Library preserves non-film material such as posters, stills, manuscripts and press kits.

The catalogue of our holdings is available on http://www.svenskfilmdatabas.se/en/. http://www.svenskfilmdatabas.se/en/. If you want to know more, contact us by mailing to filmarkivet(at)filminstitutet.se for questions relating to the analogue film holdings, and to digitalaarkivet(at)filminstitutet.se for questions relating to the digital film holdings

Archival Film Collections

Phone: +46-(0)8-665 11 00