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The Swedish Film Institute wins the 2018 San Francisco Silent Film Festival Award

The Swedish Film Institute has won the 2018 San Francisco Silent Film Festival Award for their work in preserving old films.

According to the festival, the Swedish Film Institute has “long been a leader in the preservation and restoration of classic cinema and has made Swedish film heritage accessible to the world.”

The festival is one of the major festivals dedicated to silent films, and restored Swedish silent films have been shown at the festival over the years.

Previous winners of the award include the British Film Institute, Library of Congress, and Cinémathèque française.

The Swedish Film Institute will receive the award during the festival, which takes place from the 30th of May until the 3rd of June. A new print of Gösta Berlings saga (1924) will be screened.

 

 

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.