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Film Funding in Sweden

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Summary

Sweden has a vibrant film community working on a variety of different projects -  mostly TV and lower budget features, complemented in recent years by a number of inward investment films and TV shows.

Key Facts about Sweden:

Population: 5,375,276

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

Films produced 2010: 29

Co-productions 2010: 14

 

Tagged: Production Accounting, Software, Vista, Movie Magic, Accounting, Training, Budgeting, Scheduling

Film Funding in Sweden

 

Swedish Production Industry

Sweden has a vibrant film community working on a variety of different projects - mostly TV and lower budget features, complemented in recent years by a number of inward investment films and TV shows. These include productions for which Sargent-Disc has provided payroll services, such as:

  • Wallander (TV - Left Bank Pictures)
  • The American (Film - Focus Featrues)
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Film - Sony)

 

Swedish producers are actively seeking to work on co-productions with other countries and on higher budget productions. Crews are primarily Swedish, supplemented with Finnish and Norwegian labour. In the last two years there have been co-productions with 16 countries, from as far afield as Peru and Taiwan, although primarily other northern European countries:

  • Germany - 13 Co-productions
  • Denmark - 10 Co-productions
  • Norway - 9 Co-productions
  • Finland - 8 Co-productions

 

Swedish Cinema

Swedish cinema admissions were solid in 2009 and 2010. Domestic films performed well - headed by the phenomenally successful Stieg Larsson adaptations, which sold 2.75 million tickets - nearly 16% of all tickets in 2009. Sweden is also a strong market for festival product and children's films. Although the number of cinema screens reduced to 831 in 2010, there was a four fold increase in DCI compliant 2K digital cinema screens (144)

 

Film Production Funding

Sweden does not have tax incentives for film production, however finance is available for domestic and co-production films through the SFI and a network of regional screen agencies. Swedish co-productions made with European partners may be able to access partner country incentives through the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production.

 

Swedish Film Institute (SFI)

The SFI was set up in 1963 to promote Swedish filmmaking and culture and is one of the oldest film agencies in Europe. The SFI receives SEK517 million (€56.5 million) in annual funding - made up of SEK379 million (€41.5 million) from the cinema admissions levy, and SEK138 million (€15 million) from the Ministry of Culture.

Funding decisions are recommended by the Institute's production commissioners in four categories - feature films, shorts, documentaries and children's films - and ratified by its Board. It supports eight-to-twelve co-productions each year, in which it can invest up to 80% of the Swedish financing, subject to the proportion of Swedish spend. Funding applications are submitted by the Swedish production partner and need to show:

  • The usual artistic, technical and financial requirements
  • A potential for long-term artistic and financial partnership between the Swedish and foreign producer
  • A 'substantial' proportion of Swedish participation - artistic, technical and financial [1].

A film is deemed to be Swedish if its producer is Swedish and it involves "substantial" participation of Swedish actors and other artists. The nationality requirement for the producer can be waived if the film is 20% financed by Swedish capital [2].

In December 2011, at the invitation of the SFI, Sargent Disc (SD) presented Movie Magic Budgeting, Scheduling and Vista Accouting as part of a two day training programme on Movie Magic Budgeting to 85 established producers, production managers and accountants. Films looking for SFI funding are required to submit their budgets in a fixed format, which is available as a Movie Magic Budgeting template. 

 



Film I Väst (FIV)

FIV, located in Västra Götaland on the west coast, is the most prominent Swedish regional screen agency to invest in domestic and co-production films. Investment is capped at SEK 3 million (£277,580) and can represent up to 20% of the film's budget. 50% of the film will usually need to be made in the region to qualify [3].

 

Filmpool Nord (FN)

FN offers both production funding and film commission services, including co-production financing for features, short films, documentaries and TV productions. It has co-produced 50 features and hundreds of documentaries since it was founded in 1992. Recent productions include As It Is in Heaven and Let the Right One In [4]. Studio facilities, service companies and a pool of professionals are available for visiting filmmakers, as well as location guides.

 

Film I Skåne (FIS)

Founded in 1995, FIS promotes film and video work in Skåne - the peninsula in the very south of Sweden. It has an annual budget of around SEK14 million (€1.5 million) to deliver film education, screening and production support, with funds available for shorts, documentaries and features [5].

 

Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen (FSM)

FSM is the regional film development body for Stockholm and the surrounding Mälardalen region. It has a film commission and some funding for developing and investing in film and TV production projects [6].

 

Agencies

More information on Swedish national and regional film agency support - for domestic, co-production and inward films and television - is available on the national and regional film agency websites detailed in the table below.

 

Agency

Contact

Web address

Swedish Film Institute

Anna Serner (CEO)

www.sfi.se

Film i Dalarna

Anita Carlsson

www.filmidalarna.se

Film på Gotland

Ylva Liljeholm, Paola Ciliberto

www.filmpagotland.se

Film Gävleborg

Karin Forsgren, Hanna Krantz

www.lg.se

Film i Halland

Birgitta Olsson

www.filmihalland.nu

Filmpool Jamtland

Yiva Liljehold, Paola Ciliberto

www.filmpooljamtland.se

Film oJönköpingslän

Svante Rosberg, Anna rydell

www.filijonkoping.uk

Filmarc

StinaAlmqvist.

www.filmarc.net

Filmpool Nord

Per-Erik Svensson

www.fpn.se

Film i Örebro län

Jerry Eriksson

www.regionorebro.se

Film i Skåne

Ralf Ivarsson

www.filmiskane.se

Filmregion Stockholm - Mälardalen

AnetteMattsson

www.fpsm.se

Film i Sörmland

Gunnel Nelzen

www.dll.se

Film i Uppland

Louse Brown

www.lul.se

Film i Värmland

Carina Ekman

www.filmivarmland.se

Film I Väst

Tomas Eskilsson

www.filmivast.se

Film I Västerbotten

Fredric Larsson

www.filmivasterbotten.com

Film I Vasternorrland (Scenkonstbolaget)

Ingrid Bergman

www.scenkonstbolaget.se

Film i Västmanland

Ann-Charlotte Johansson

www.ltv.se/

 

A list of film agencies providing support and services for domestic, co-production and inward films and television.

 

Movie Magic Budgeting

Industry standard software is available to help when putting together a budget. Movie Magic Budgeting 7 , for example, has been designed to assist with complex budgeting scenarios. It allows for elements to be pulled through from Movie Magic Scheduling, helping to save time and ensure accuracy. It also allows for multiple incentives, credits, and rebates to be applied, compared, and analysed.

 

Advisors

For advice, guidance and facts about international production incentives, and to compare them online, visit the incentive solutions section of the Entertainment Partners website or contact them directly here:

 

EP incentives

Entertainment Partners
Incentives Solutions Group

Joseph Chianese, Senior Vice President
Tel: 818.955.6242
Email: jchianese@entertainmentpartners.com

 

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