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Cinema in the Welfare State : Notes on Public Support, Regional Film Funds, and Film Policy in Swedish Film

Hedling, Olof LU (2016) In The Wiley-Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas Series 9. p.60-77
Abstract
The present article will place recent Swedish cinema against the background of the evolving public film policy and support – transnational, national and regional – during the last five decades. Particular emphasis will be put on the period since the mid-1990s. Accordingly, a brief presentation and critical analysis of various important aid bodies like the Swedish Film Institute (SFI), the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and main regional funds like Film i Väst will be among the article’s objectives.
The contextual focus, however, does not exclude the discussion of particular films, directors, actors or production companies. Rather, the purpose is to map how certain kinds of films, filmmakers and even locations appear to have been somewhat... (More)
The present article will place recent Swedish cinema against the background of the evolving public film policy and support – transnational, national and regional – during the last five decades. Particular emphasis will be put on the period since the mid-1990s. Accordingly, a brief presentation and critical analysis of various important aid bodies like the Swedish Film Institute (SFI), the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and main regional funds like Film i Väst will be among the article’s objectives.
The contextual focus, however, does not exclude the discussion of particular films, directors, actors or production companies. Rather, the purpose is to map how certain kinds of films, filmmakers and even locations appear to have been somewhat systematically endorsed or made possible by the system. Simultaneously, other forms of films and stories and film-maker types have perhaps, in a similar way, been dissuaded. In short, the article will attempt to chart some of the ways in which the various public aids have played an important part in rendering what can be called the contemporary national cinema. (Less)
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Swedish and European film policy, regional film funds, auteurism, national cinema
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas Series
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Hjort, Mette and Lindqvist, Ursula
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18 pages
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John Wiley & Sons
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978-1-118-47525-6
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  author       = {Hedling, Olof},
  editor       = {Hjort, Mette and Lindqvist, Ursula},
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  title        = {Cinema in the Welfare State : Notes on Public Support, Regional Film Funds, and Film Policy in Swedish Film},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2016},
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