In Sweden there are nineteen regional resource centers for film, we are one of them and in our case we cover the three regions in the south east. We are funded with regional culture grants by our three regions (Kalmar, Kronoberg and Blekinge) and through them we also get national funding via the Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet).
Our main task from our regions is to develop the film and moving media sector within the South East of Sweden.
Filmmakers with connections to our region can apply to us for production funds (This is mostly aimed for talent development, short films and documentaries). Max amount 30 000 SEK.
We also have a quick application for a smaller amount of money for young filmmakers to get started. Maybe you want to be able to rent a car or pay for pizza for your team? The application for both funds is online here on our website. Please contact our film production administrator/consultant Christina Schöning for more info: christina(a)filmregionsydost.se.
We have some technical equipment for film production that are free of use to our regions´ filmmakers. Please contact us if you want to lend something, get in touch with other filmmakers or attend a "filmfika", our meetups for regional filmmakers.
We are also assigned to support our regional screening organisations, that is local cinemas, NGOs and film clubs. If you are working with screening film, or want to, you can contact us to apply for event grants, courses to attend, lend screening equipment and so on. You can also ask us questions about school screenings, legal screening rights etc. Please contact Lotta Nyblom: lotta(a)filmregionsydost.se
Film for children and young people: We assist municipalities in our region with applications to the Swedish Film Institute or the Swedish arts council, we give grants for film pedagogy education, and we can get teachers/headmasters in contact with regional professional filmmakers/film teachers for your project in school or leasure time activity. As a regional resource we can help you find the money, the people and the equipment (we have ipad filmmaking kits you can book for free, for example) to make sure as many children as possible in our region get to watch films, talk about films, and make films! We also work with implementing film knowledge into regional strategies for culture and education in all our three regions.
For questions about our work with film for children and young people: Please contact Nikla Lundin, niklas(a)filmregionsydost.se
For more info about us in English, please contact our manager Johan Mardell: johan(a)filmregionsydost.se, phone 0046 733 477916 or Ida Qvarnström ida(a)filmregionsydost.se, phone 0046 733 477910.