Funding for producing Swedish film
Funding for producing Swedish feature-length film, short film and documentary film is handled by the Swedish Film Institute’s Production Funding department. This page provides information about the Swedish Film Institute’s various types of funding for film production. Further information can be found on the page for each type of funding.
This funding aims to help develop strong – preferably innovative – fictional film narratives with three different run times: 30, 45 and 60 minutes.
The initiative is directed both at film story-tellers at the beginning of their filmmaking career, irrespective of age, and at established names who want to challenge and rejuvenate the way they convey their art. Applicants must be able to demonstrate at least one well-executed film, for example a short film in any genre, or equivalent.
This funding aims to help develop high-quality, highly attractive film and converged media projects, and to improve their chances of being realised. The funding encompasses short film, documentary film, feature-length fiction film and converged media.
The funding may be applied for by producers, and in some instances also by established screenwriters and directors, particularly in the project's initial stages. The applicant may be a natural person domiciled in Sweden, or a company, a branch of an international company or another legal entity registered in Sweden. Funding above SEK 500,000 can only be awarded to publicly listed companies.
This funding aims to promote Swedish film that is attractive and of high-quality through its cinematic quality, diversity, innovation and international success. The funding encompasses short film, documentary film, feature-length fiction film and converged media.
Applicants may be established Swedish producers, i.e. people domiciled in Sweden, or a company, a branch of an international company or another legal entity registered in Sweden. Funding above SEK 500,000 can only be awarded to listed companies.
This funding aims to support high-quality films with strong box-office potential on the Swedish film market. Prioritising box-office potential also creates predictability in the awarding of funding, which may facilitate private investment in Swedish film.
Applicants may be established Swedish producers, i.e. people domiciled in Sweden, or a company, a branch of an international company or another legal entity registered in Sweden.
Funding for international co-productions
This funding aims to strengthen collaborations between international producers and Swedish production companies, and to increase opportunities for international financing. International collaborations can inspire and contribute to skills development and make it easier for the films to cross borders.
Established Swedish production companies may apply for this funding.
Box-office related funding/PRS
This funding aims to contribute to a strong, dynamic film industry and facilitate financing for new Swedish film.
Production companies registered in Sweden may register the film with the Swedish Film Institute to be eligible for box-office related funding.
Funding for producers
This funding aims to give production companies access to capital raised for investment in new Swedish film.
Production companies registered in Sweden may apply for this funding. Producers become eligible for this funding when films for which they are the main producer are registered with the Swedish Film Institute.
Funding for independent producers
This funding aims to give independent production companies an opportunity to develop their own feature-length film projects at an early stage.
Production companies registered in Sweden may apply for this funding. The company must have film and TV production as its main business and must not be the majority-owned subsidiary of a company that focuses on distribution or broadcasting, or be a part of such a group.
Funding for further training
The further training grant aims to give people working in film and converged media an opportunity to enhance their training.
Established and active film workers in the Swedish film industry may apply for this grant.
Published 07 September 2015