Swedish Film Institute

Board and management

The Board of the Swedish Film Institute Foundation is made up of nine members appointed by the government. Members serve for a three year term, which may be extended. The board meets roughly seven times per year.


Claes Ånstrand (Chairman)
Claes Ånstrand (born 1945) is head of consulting company LoveOne, commissioning social development and system development for IT. He is also chairman for Rådet för Etisk plattform, creating openness and transparency in the health care industry.

Anna Bråkenhielm
Anna Carrfors Bråkenhielm has worked in TV production since 1991. She was the CEO of Strix Television from 1996-2005. Anna founded Talpa Scandinavia and Silverback, and was the CEO of the company between 2006 and 2010. She is currently the CEO of Passion for Business, a business and lifestyle magazine for women which she founded. Anna is also a member of the board of Brombergs Förlag publishers, and the Swedish government Council for Cultural and Creative Industries. Anna Carrfors Bråkenhielm was born in 1966. 

Lars Strannegård
Strannegård holds Bo Rydin's and SCA's professorship in business economics, with special focus on leadership, since 2012, at Handelshögskolan in Stockholm, and was prorector at the university 2012-2014. In June 2014 he became head of the university. Strannegård is a member of the board at The Bergman Estate on Fårö and The Swedish Arts Council (Statens Kulturråd). He is the co-founder of Röda Sten Konsthall.

Charlotta Denward
Charlotta Denward is the Head of Nordic Productions at Svensk Filmindustri. Prior to taking up the post in November 2012 she was the head of the Swedish Film Institute's Production Funding department. Charlotta Denward has also worked as a film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute, and for seven years she was a producer at Filmlance, the film production company. Her wide experience of the film industry also includes a post at Folkets Bio, working as a projectionist and cinema manager, a purchasing role in films for children and young people and involvement with film education projects in schools.

Peter "Piodor" Gustafsson
Peter "Piodor" Gustafsson is a producer at Another Park Film AB. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Feature Film Commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute, since when he has worked as a programme commissioner for dramas, documentaries and the arts at Sveriges Television, CEO and creative producer at Happy Life Animation AB and as a producer at SF.

Maaret Koskinen
Maaret Koskinen is a Professor of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University. She has been Head of the Department of Cinema Studies, chair of the Swedish Federation of Film Critics, a member of the Swedish Broadcasting Commission and the Guldbagge gold jury, and has published books including the August Prize nominated I begynnelsen var ordet. Ingmar Bergman och hans tidiga författarskap on Ingmar Bergman’s early writings, and Ingmar Bergman’s THE SILENCE. Pictures in the Typewriter, Writings on the Screen for University of Washington Press (2010). Maaret Koskinen was born in 1951.

Katarina Krave
Katarina Krave is the head of finance and negotiation at Film i Väst, the regional film fund located on the Swedish west coast. She has worked at Film i Väst since it was founded back in 1992. She is also a board member of Cine-Regio, the European network of regional film funds.

Per Strömbäck
Editor of Netopia – the Forum for Digital Society, Per Strömbäck is also a spokesperson for the Swedish Games Industry (Dataspelsbranschen). With a background as a games developer and publisher, he has worked in the industry since 1996. Prior to that and pre-Napster, he worked in various capacities in the music industry both with record companies and as a festival organiser, tour PR- and artist manager. Per Strömbäck is the author of "The Dream of Alexandria – the Dilemma of Digital Distribution" ("Drömmen om Alexandria – den digitala distributionens dilemma", Timbro 2013) and the editor of "The Myth of the Internet " ("Myten om Internet", together with Pelle Snickars, Volante 2012) and "Free? On Quality, Money and Conditions for Creativity" ("Gratis? Om kvalitet, pengar och skapandets villkor", Volante 2009). 

Staff representative, Swedish Film Institute

Krister Collin 
Sara Yamashita Rüster

Executive management

The board appoints the CEO, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Film Institute. 

Management group

Anna Serner (CEO)
Elisabeth Bill (Legal Matters)
Johanna Blückert (Administration)
Kristina Börjeson (Film Production)
Rebecka Ioannidis Lindberg (Communications & PR)
Christina Preisler Schedin (Film and Society)
Mathias Rosengren (Film Heritage)
Danial Brännström (the Cinematheque)