Magazine article Screen International

Film I Väst, Nordisk Film, SVT Join Forces

Magazine article Screen International

Film I Väst, Nordisk Film, SVT Join Forces

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New joint collaboration aimed to boost visibility of Swedish films and co-produce new features.

Film i Väst, Nordisk Film and Swedish Television (SVT) are to team up to co-produce new feature film projects.

In a statement, the three bodies said they identified "a lack of projects of this type in the Swedish film market".

Together, the trio will jointly promote the development and production of films that will consolidate and develop the Swedish film brand for the domestic and international audience.

Each approved project will be eligible for $3m (25m Swedish Kronor) from the three co-producers.

"Our effort can be seen as a vitamin shot into the Swedish film sector that needs to improve production values in order to reach a broader audience," said Tomas Eskilsson, CEO of Film i Väst.

"The aim is to raise the market share of domestic film on the Swedish repertoire. …

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