The Swedish Government has chosen to terminate the Film Agreement, and will instead take sole responsibility for Sweden’s film policy. This new government-controlled film policy will come into force on January 1, 2017.
This means that the current Film Agreement will be the last; the first entered into force in 1963. The news was announced today, May 8, 2015, in a debate article written by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy, published in Dagens Nyheter.
“This is a historic change. The politicians are now in command of the funding of the film policy. It is an interesting new time and we look forward to understanding how the mission of the Swedish Film Institute will be formulated. At the moment we continue with our current mission, we are happy that we have financing,” says Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.