Film archives’ offer during the COVID-19 crisis: Part 5

In this installment of our series on film archives’ offers during the COVID-19 crisis, we will discuss what ACE members from Northern Europe are organizing for their audiences.

SVENSKA FILMINSTITUTET has launched a new short film venture with special funds of the value of SEK 200,000. The investment consists of eight development grants of SEK 25,000 each to create short feature films that depict our present in the shadow of the Corona virus. The project is for both established filmmakers and new talent and its aim is to enhance as many different voices as possible. The short films must be produced in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Authority. The deadline for application is June 14. For more information, click on the following link: 

Svenska Filminstitutet also offers movie tips from the Film Institute’s employees. Many films from the Film Institute’s library can be accessed online via Cineasterna. There are also 2000 films on, the perfect opportunity to enjoy unique material from their archive. For more information, visit the Swedish Film Institute website.

EYE FILM MUSEUM offer home viewing tips from their employees, their tips include classics, short films, video essays and so forth. To find out more, click on the following link: Part of the program can be seen  through their online cinema PICL. Treasures from the Film museum’s collection can also be seen on EYE’s Youtube Channel.

DET DANSKE FILMINSTITUT has organized a pop-up drive-in cinema in Nordhavn running until the 15th of May. According to the Film Institute’s Deputy Director Jakob Buhl Vestergaard, the drive-in experience will hopefully remind people of the sense of community that the cinema experience stands for. The Film Institute has also collected data on how audiences expect to behave when cinemas reopen. The data collected between April 28-30 can be viewed here: Short films from Børnebiffen from children between the ages of 3 and 6 can still be accessed online. Click on the following link for more information:

KANSALLINENE AUDIOVISUAALINEN INSTITUUTTI has introduced Finnish, Swedish and English subtitles for the movies available on the platform Elonet. On the platform there are now also movies from Maunu Kurkvaara, a film director of the new wave. Elonet will also host a series of films that were supposed to be part of the Kino Regina cinema’s programm. For more information, visit


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