Swedish film selection

The Swedish Institute 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.

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 this year.

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 ten 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 2021

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

To apply, 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.