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Film Financing, Production, and Distribution in Sweden: A Prototypical Motion Picture Industry or Imperfect System?

Bjorck, Kaj LU (2012) FMPM06 20121
Film Studies
Abstract
This paper provides an in-depth overview of the past developments and systematic underpinnings of Sweden’s motion picture industry. It is meant to present an understanding and onward assessment of film financing in Sweden. The chief issue under discussion is the ongoing viability of public funding in Swedish productions and how it has been used as a protective measure towards Hollywood’s ever-growing dominance. At the forefront of this discussion is the Swedish Film Institute. This is Sweden’s own national film fund and professed board of approval for feature film financing. Additional consideration is given to the pan-Scandinavian fund, known as the Nordic Film and TV Fund, and two further pan-European initiatives, the MEDIA program and... (More)
This paper provides an in-depth overview of the past developments and systematic underpinnings of Sweden’s motion picture industry. It is meant to present an understanding and onward assessment of film financing in Sweden. The chief issue under discussion is the ongoing viability of public funding in Swedish productions and how it has been used as a protective measure towards Hollywood’s ever-growing dominance. At the forefront of this discussion is the Swedish Film Institute. This is Sweden’s own national film fund and professed board of approval for feature film financing. Additional consideration is given to the pan-Scandinavian fund, known as the Nordic Film and TV Fund, and two further pan-European initiatives, the MEDIA program and Eurimages. The aforementioned funds are looked at from a filmmaker’s perspective with importance placed on maximizing public film financing. Svensk Filmindustri, Sandrews, and to a certain extent Europa Film are all profiled and used as examples in this paper. The combined parts of this research offer a reflection on the vitality of Sweden’s motion picture industry and insight into where it could be headed. (Less)
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author
Bjorck, Kaj LU
supervisor
organization
course
FMPM06 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Swedish Filmmaking, Sweden’s Motion Picture Industry, Swedish Film Institute, Public Film Financing in Sweden, Svensk Filmindustri
language
English
id
4023494
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2013-10-29 14:06:06
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  abstract     = {This paper provides an in-depth overview of the past developments and systematic underpinnings of Sweden’s motion picture industry. It is meant to present an understanding and onward assessment of film financing in Sweden. The chief issue under discussion is the ongoing viability of public funding in Swedish productions and how it has been used as a protective measure towards Hollywood’s ever-growing dominance. At the forefront of this discussion is the Swedish Film Institute. This is Sweden’s own national film fund and professed board of approval for feature film financing. Additional consideration is given to the pan-Scandinavian fund, known as the Nordic Film and TV Fund, and two further pan-European initiatives, the MEDIA program and Eurimages. The aforementioned funds are looked at from a filmmaker’s perspective with importance placed on maximizing public film financing. Svensk Filmindustri, Sandrews, and to a certain extent Europa Film are all profiled and used as examples in this paper. The combined parts of this research offer a reflection on the vitality of Sweden’s motion picture industry and insight into where it could be headed.},
  author       = {Bjorck, Kaj},
  keyword      = {Swedish Filmmaking,Sweden’s Motion Picture Industry,Swedish Film Institute,Public Film Financing in Sweden,Svensk Filmindustri},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Film Financing, Production, and Distribution in Sweden: A Prototypical Motion Picture Industry or Imperfect System?},
  year         = {2012},
}