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Country profile: Sweden

Country profile: Sweden

27 December 2020

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Denmark/Finland/Norway/Sweden/USA

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

The agreement covers one studio based in Denmark, three in Finland, six in Norway and two in Sweden  

04 October 2021

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

The Nordic platform is due to launch in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aiming to reach 12 million subscribers by the end of 2025  

22 September 2021

SF Studios seals a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/USA

SF Studios seals a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures

The Swedish production and distribution outfit will manage the American studio’s Blu-ray and DVD home entertainment products in the Nordic market  

28 July 2021

The New Dawn film fund beckons new voices into the film industry

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

The New Dawn film fund beckons new voices into the film industry

CANNES 2021: The new scheme, initiated by the Netherlands Film Fund and the Swedish Film Institute, has just been announced in Cannes  

15 July 2021

The Göteborg Film Fund announces its first post-production selection

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

The Göteborg Film Fund announces its first post-production selection

CANNES 2021: The new films by Júlia Murat and Hussein Hassan, along with first-timer Philip Sotnychenko, are the first to receive support from the fund  

11 July 2021

Documentary Arica prompts intervention from UN Human Rights Rapporteurs

Institutions / Legislation - Sweden/Chile/Belgium/Norway/UK

Documentary Arica prompts intervention from UN Human Rights Rapporteurs

Lars Edman and William Johansson’s feature documents the devastation caused by a Swedish mining giant in a Chilean desert town  

02 June 2021

Swedish startup Ceretai launches ValueCine, a web platform delivering diversity statistics on audiovisual productions

Industry / Market - Sweden

Swedish startup Ceretai launches ValueCine, a web platform delivering diversity statistics on audiovisual productions

The initiative is being supported by SF Studios, Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI), Vinnova and Herflix  

19 May 2021

Nordic Council of Ministers eliminates all support for Nordisk Panorama in 2022

Industry / Market - Sweden

Nordic Council of Ministers eliminates all support for Nordisk Panorama in 2022

The non-profit organisation, representing Nordic documentaries and shorts, states that the decision came as a big surprise  

18 May 2021

France’s Séraphine wins Best Pitch at the 2021 M:brane Forum

M:brane 2021

France’s Séraphine wins Best Pitch at the 2021 M:brane Forum

For their exquisitely executed pitch of their animation project, producer Valérie Montmartin and director Sarah Van Den Boom were handsomely rewarded  

19 March 2021

M:brane’s lively panel talks include German humour, a Canadian focus and Europeans who want it all

M:brane 2021

M:brane’s lively panel talks include German humour, a Canadian focus and Europeans who want it all

Securing audiences in the European film landscape and getting good laughs all the way to the box office were some of the topics covered in the programme of panels  

18 March 2021

M:brane thinks outside and beyond the cinema box by talking science and nature

M:brane 2021

M:brane thinks outside and beyond the cinema box by talking science and nature

Great insights were to be had in Malmö when a group of visionaries shared their thoughts and ideas on how to show the world to a young audience  

18 March 2021

26 savvy youth projects ready for the 2021 M:brane Pitch Days

M:brane 2021

26 savvy youth projects ready for the 2021 M:brane Pitch Days

A two-day extravaganza of pitching sessions kicked off today at the M:brane youth forum in Malmö, with target ages ranging between 3 and occasionally even 99  

17 March 2021

M:brane presents a youth documentary workshop with straight, honest and fresh opinions

M:brane 2021

M:brane presents a youth documentary workshop with straight, honest and fresh opinions

Connecting creators, professionals and a target audience has been an ongoing, fruitful challenge at the RealYoung workshop, held for the seventh time at the M:brane Forum  

16 March 2021

The 15th edition of the M:brane Forum ready to kick off

M:brane 2021

The 15th edition of the M:brane Forum ready to kick off

Well-prepared and efficient after last year’s halt to proceedings, Malmö’s financing forum for youth media is getting ready to present a reenergised 15th edition  

15 March 2021

According to the Nostradamus Report, it is time to listen to kids

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry

According to the Nostradamus Report, it is time to listen to kids

During the 8th annual seminar presented during the Göteborg Film Festival, Johanna Koljonen focused on Transforming Storytelling Together. And sea shanties  

08 February 2021

TV Drama Vision explores whether the transformation of storytelling can save TV from obsolescence

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry

TV Drama Vision explores whether the transformation of storytelling can save TV from obsolescence

Johanna Koljonen and Walter Iuzzolino discussed current TV creativity, the role of streamers, how TV can survive into the future and how European content can travel  

08 February 2021

HBO Max aims to globalise local content

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry

HBO Max aims to globalise local content

An in-depth discussion at Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision gave a broader understanding of the changes that the launch of HBO Max in Europe will bring this summer  

05 February 2021

Maja Jul Larsen wins the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for Cry Wolf

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry/Awards

Maja Jul Larsen wins the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for Cry Wolf

The writer of the series has snagged the circa €19,000 award following the TV Drama Vision competition that included four other Nordic series  

04 February 2021

Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision looks to the future of the European drama industry

Göteborg 2021 – Göteborg Industry

Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision looks to the future of the European drama industry

The online edition of the platform retains its rich programme of panels and discussions, alongside nine upcoming projects and a showcase of the Nordic series set to air in the next few months  

27 January 2021

Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market plans a digital edition and unveils its selection

Göteborg 2021 – Göteborg Industry

Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market plans a digital edition and unveils its selection

The leading Scandinavian market is ready for its 22nd edition, and will welcome the new projects by Erik Poppe, Bille August and Christian Tafdrup, among others  

19 January 2021

Göteborg's Draken Film launches next phase of its cinema support scheme

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden

Göteborg's Draken Film launches next phase of its cinema support scheme

The VoD service has announced an initiative to boost independent cinema and refresh existing business models  

24 August 2020

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

CANNES 2020: Forget Nordic noir – for the rising genre filmmakers from the North, it’s all about folklore these days  

26 June 2020

Göteborg’s Nostradamus explores the post-pandemic new normal

Cannes 2020 - Marché du Film

Göteborg’s Nostradamus explores the post-pandemic new normal

The annual presentation of the acclaimed report featured industry experts in a discussion on how and when the return to normality could be expected  

26 June 2020

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

CANNES 2020: The Marché du Film webinar, entitled “Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics”, saw the participation of four filmmakers from the region  

26 June 2020

Sweden and Denmark to resume shooting while adhering to new rules

Industry / Market - Sweden/Denmark

Sweden and Denmark to resume shooting while adhering to new rules

The new rulebook, compiled by production company Hobby Film, offers an insight into life on set in the wake of COVID-19  

23 April 2020

Göteborg Film Festival’s VoD platform to support arthouse cinemas in the wake of the coronavirus

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden

Göteborg Film Festival’s VoD platform to support arthouse cinemas in the wake of the coronavirus

The Draken Film platform is launching a selection of newly released films and will donate half of the revenues from new subscribers to independent Swedish arthouse cinemas  

19 March 2020

The line-up is now complete for the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum

Industry / Market - Sweden

The line-up is now complete for the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum

Beware, as the new edition of the forum promises family horror stories and brand-new takes on the witch genre  

03 February 2020

22 July wins the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

Göteborg 2020 - Göteborg Industry

22 July wins the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

The writer of the series, Sara Johnsen, has snagged the circa €20,000 award in a competition that included four other Nordic series  

30 January 2020

Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision is ready to unveil current global trends in series

Göteborg 2020 – Göteborg Industry

Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision is ready to unveil current global trends in series

With an extensive programme, a series of panels and discussions, ten upcoming projects and two case studies, the series platform is still the leading such event in the Nordics  

23 January 2020

Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market gears up for its 21st edition

Göteborg 2020 – Göteborg Industry

Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market gears up for its 21st edition

The leading Scandinavian market is all set to welcome the new projects by Thomas Vinterberg, Magnus von Horn, Eskil Vogt, Teemu Nikki and Charlotte Blom, among others  

20 January 2020

Stockholm Industry Days’ jam-packed schedule kicks off today

Stockholm 2019 – Stockholm Industry Days

Stockholm Industry Days’ jam-packed schedule kicks off today

WIPs, pitches, panels, master classes, a good buzz, impressive attendance – all this and more is in store as part of the market programme of this year’s Stockholm IFF  

12 November 2019

Ruben Östlund lifts the lid on Triangle of Sadness at Film i Väst’s Cannes presentation

Cannes 2019

Ruben Östlund lifts the lid on Triangle of Sadness at Film i Väst’s Cannes presentation

CANNES 2019: At the Swedish film fund’s annual presentation, the 2017 Palme d’Or winner unveiled some interesting and fairly messy details about his forthcoming film  

19 May 2019

Film i Väst launches the first Swedish tax-rebate scheme

Industry – Sweden

Film i Väst launches the first Swedish tax-rebate scheme

With the support of the Västra Götaland County, the regional film fund has announced a pilot incentive programme to attract international co-productions and give a boost to the local industry  

13 March 2019

Göteborg prepares to get its 20th-anniversary Nordic Film Market under way

Göteborg 2019 – Göteborg Industry

Göteborg prepares to get its 20th-anniversary Nordic Film Market under way

After a packed programme of all things cinema kicked off on Friday night, Göteborg is now getting ready to welcome industry representatives to its grand 42nd edition  

28 January 2019

Norwegian and Swedish cinemas have a good 2018

Box office – Norway/Sweden

Norwegian and Swedish cinemas have a good 2018

Last year brought a 7% increase in admissions in Norway and a significant growth in the domestic market share in Sweden  

16 January 2019

FilmNation and NENT to launch new TV content company in the United Kingdom

Industry – UK/Sweden/USA

FilmNation and NENT to launch new TV content company in the United Kingdom

The US-Swedish joint venture is currently recruiting its creative team and will operate under FilmNation's brand  

09 January 2019

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