Accessing the film collections
Aktörer från Komtessan Charlotte
Komtessan Charlotte / Countess Charlotte (Paul Welander, 1912).

Accessing the collections – research

The collections in our holdings are made available for research primarily through our collaboration with the National Library of Sweden, where the films, after being transferred to tape or digital formats, can be individually consulted by researchers free of charge.

Researchers can also access our collections in our viewing tables. We charge a handling fee of SEK 1 000 for feature-length films and SEK 500 for short films. We also charge SEK 500 per hour for assisting the reaseracher with our film handling equipment. 

We have a special agreement on research access with the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University - Section of Cinema Studies.

Researchers can also order prints from our collections for screenings in one of the Film Institute theatres. For more information on the booking of the theatres, please contact In addition to the rental fee for the theatre, we charge the same handling fees as given above. Prints from the collections must be booked with the archive at least four weeks prior to the screening.

Information on our holdings is available via