Swedish film selection 2022

The Swedish Institute (SI) is pleased to offer a selection of Swedish films – feature length, documentary and short – for non-profit cultural screenings. For Swedish embassies and consulates we have together with the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) compiled complete sets of DCPs for screenings at cinemas and public auditoriums.

We will offer you to download films in a DCP format for physical screenings and for cinemas. We are also currently looking at opportunities to create film events online, more details will follow. The Blu-ray box will not be distributed in 2022.

Building blocks

This year’s collection is highlighting contemporary Swedish feature films that have attracted attention both in Sweden and at some major international film festivals. The seven films are selected for their artistic qualities in collaboration with the cultural counsellors at several Swedish embassies. Current themes such as democracy, freedom of expression, gender equality and social equality are in focus.

The film portal

Presentations of all titles in the Swedish Film Selection
The film portal contains press photos, film trailers, posters and press material in digital format.

Instructions

The Swedish representations are encouraged to initiate specific, tailor-made film events in their region. SI supports the representations and is open to discussing ideas, possibilities and requirements. For a successful film event, please carefully read and follow these instructions:

How to create film events 2022

Technical information

Questions and answers (Swedish and English)

Subtitling

The films are all subtitled in eight languages; English (uk), French, Spanish (las), Portuguese (pt), Turkish, German, Russian and Chinese (sim).

Embassies that need subtitles in additional languages and wish to hire local translators can apply for financial support. Find application form below. Contact Lars Hedenstedt for more information about the full procedure.

Information for other organisations

The film packages are made available for Swedish embassies and consulates only. Anyone can access information about them, but to order or view the films you will need a password. If you are not a foreign mission and wish to show a Swedish film outside of Sweden, please contact your local Swedish foreign mission. If you represent a Swedish foreign mission but do not have a current password, please contact films(a)si.se.

All inquiries from established international film festivals regarding movies other than the ones offered by the Swedish Institute should be referred to the international department of the Swedish Film Institute.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

Kindly note that you need to apply separately at the Film Portal to retrieve the requested films. Below application form does not give you access to the films. This application concerns financial support for film events surrounding the screening. 

To apply for financial support for events surrounding the screening, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the material.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact person at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please send an email to films(a)si.se or Lars Hedenstedt.

Digital Lucia celebration

Celebrate Lucia digitally with us! Find our films and more to help you get in the right mood during these challenging times.

Building blocks

Swedish Lucia Celebration (2020)

Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (download from Vimeo, 1080p, 1.2 GB, approx. 15 minutes, 16:9 format)
Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (download from Vimeo, 720p, 636 MB, approx. 15 minutes, 16:9 format)

Kindy use the film as a whole and without adding local material or in any way editing it. Above film can be used for social media. If you are to use the material in any other way – check if a local licence is needed (list of organisations equivalent to the Swedish STIM). 

Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (English text, download from vimeo, 16:9 format)
Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (clean for local language, download from vimeo, 16:9 format)
Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (English text, download from vimeo, 1:1 format)
Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (clean for local language, download from vimeo, 1:1 format)

Swedish Lucia celebration with Arabic text – trailer (download from vimeo, 1:1) and full film (download from vimeo, 16:9)

The films with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta were produced with precautionary measures due to the ongoing pandemic.

Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (2020)

Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters  (1:1 format with English text and voice over)
Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (16:9 format with English text and voice over)
Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (1:1 format without text )
Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (16:9 format without text)

Scipt in English for Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters, slide by slide

Above film files Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters without text as well as the Script for film without text able Swedish embassies and consulates to add local language with the help of local graphic designers if needed. Kindly note that the Swedish Institute does not have the capacity to help out with adding text in local language.

Additional material (2020)

Cover image for IGTV (Swedish Lucia celebration)

Cover image for IGTV  (Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters)

Lucia song list (from Swedish Lucia celebration)

GIF with Lucia candles

Quiz questions for social media

Playlist Lucia Spotify

Pre-existing material

Films
Recipe for glögg 
Lucia for dummies

Images and stock video
A selection of Lucia photos
Stock video to create your own Lucia film

Text
Web article

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Michael Skoglund.