LGBTQ in film
This toolkit includes recent films with a LGBTQ theme that can be borrowed from SI and shown at film festivals or other occasions.
Sweden has a long history of voicing LGBTQ personalities in film. Already in 1917 the first film with queer content was released – Mauritz Stiller’s The Wings (Vingarne). The film industry has become more and more progressive over time. During the past decades the representation of LGBTQ people in Swedish film has increased. Swedish directors have delivered groundbreaking films such as Fucking Queers (Bögjävlar) from 1977, and more recent international successes like Something Must Break (Nånting måste gå sönder) and With Every Heartbeat (Kyss mig), films that have won awards for their cinematic value, innovation and bravery.
Instructions and manuals
The Swedish Institute (SI) and Cinema Queer International Film Festival present a film programme with both short and feature length films, both fiction and documentary, covering topics such as the early days of the HIV epidemic and the struggle for transgender rights.
Embassies and consulates can borrow the Blu-Ray films from SI by filling out the application form below.
For a list of speakers that can be contacted for events as well as a list of international LGBTQ film festivals please contact Asta Rantanen.