Swedish Film Institute is seeking a digital film restorer

The Swedish Film Institute Foundation plays a leading role in Swedish film. The Film Institute’s aim is to support the production, distribution, and screening of valuable film, to preserve Sweden’s film heritage and make it available, and to represent Swedish film internationally. The Film Institute also has a national mandate to enhance film knowledge in Sweden, and to provide the people with a range of film characterised by a wide diversity of stories.


The Film Institute is digitizing and restoring the Swedish film heritage, as well as making it available. Since 2013, approximately 500 films have been restored. The purpose is to create digital material that mimics the original analogue premiere as much as possible. Every year, around 50 films are restored, and most of the films are taken into distribution either via the rightsholders themselves or through the Film Institute’s own theatrical distribution.


As a digital film restorer, you are doing manual and semiautomated restoration to digitally remove scratches, dust, dirt, damage, shaking, etc. You will be working in the Digitization unit together with eleven other staff members.

What is your background?

• You have worked with and have knowledge about digital film and/or image retouching

• Knowledge of analogue film is desirable

• Experience of digital restoration of 35mm film is desirable

• Knowledge and/or experience from working in or for a film archive is appreciated


Personal characteristics

• The position requires a candidate happy to share their knowledge and skills with colleagues

• You are good at finding creative solutions to achieve results

• You have a good ability to take personal responsibility and to prioritize your own work

• The work requires a high degree of accuracy and time management


The overall work of restoring films includes many different tasks such as scanning, sound restoration, grading, mastering and such. At the Film Institute this is a team effort. However, the daily tasks of a digital film restorer are monotonous and needs to be carried out in dark room to be able to see and work with the details in the films.



Interviews are conducted on an ongoing basis. The deadline for applying with CV and personal letter is the 8th of April, 2022. Mark your application with Dnr SFI-2022-1097. We use the recruitment tool Teamtailor and a process where all candidates are anonymous from in the first stage of selection. Interviews will be conducted continuously.


We place great emphasis on personal suitability and your ability to identify with our core values: knowledge, respect, and courage. The Swedish Film Institute aims to be an attractive workplace, distinguished by an endeavour to be free of discrimination and provide equal opportunities for everybody. We would like to see applicants with different backgrounds and experiences as we would like to broaden diversity within our organisation.


The position is permanent, to be filled as soon as possible. A six-month probation period will be applied.


For further information about the position, contact Lars Karlsson, Lars.Karlsson@filminstitutet.se, Tel +46 8 665 11 07. Union representatives are Tomas Johansson, ST tel. +46 8 665 1135 and Torkel Stål, SACO tel. +46 8 665 1140.

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