The new film policy

In May 2015, the Swedish government decided to cancel the 2013 Film Agreement to pave the way for a new national film policy, which means that the Swedish state is now assuming overall responsibility for national film policy.

The 10% cinema ticket contribution is being abolished, and VAT on cinema screening is being raised from 6% to 25%.

The Film Bill will be submitted to Swedish Parliament in spring 2016, and the new film policy will come into force on 1 January 2017.