SF Studios

SF Studios
Formerly Svensk Filmindustri (1919-2017)
Type Limited company
Industry Film
Predecessor AB Svenska Biografteatern
Filmindustri AB Skandia
Founded 27 December 1919; 101 years ago (1919-12-27)[1] by merger (as Svensk Filmindustri)
Headquarters ,
Area served
Key people
Michael Porseryd (CEO)
Products Motion pictures, TV-series
Owner Bonnier Group
Parent Bonnier Entertainment
Website sfstudios.se
The gate to SF's headquarters at Filmstaden in Solna outside of Stockholm

SF Studios is a Swedish film production company, distributor (both Swedish and international) and movie theatre chain based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by the Bonnier Group. The largest film studio in Sweden,[2] it was established on 27 December 1919 as Aktiebolaget Svensk Filmindustri (AB Svensk Filmindustri) or Svensk Filmindustri (SF), and adopted its current name in 2016.


From 1942 to 1961 Carl-Anders Dymling was the company's President. In 1946 the melodrama Sunshine Follows Rain was released, earning the studio's largest profit of the sound era.[3] SF produced most of the films made by Ingmar Bergman, as well as a long list of films by other Swedish filmmakers. The majority of film adaptations of the works by children's author Astrid Lindgren have been produced by SF.

SF also distributes foreign films in the Nordic countries and has deals with Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and STX Entertainment in the United States and StudioCanal in France.

SF was owned by Hufvudstaden AB [sv] from 1970 until 1973, when it was sold to the newspaper firm Dagens Nyheter. Since 1983 SF has been owned by the Bonnier Group. In 2013, 60% of the cinema division of SF, SF Bio, was sold to the private equity firm Ratos, and since 2017 SF Bio has been owned by AMC Theatres.

See also


  1. ^ "Om SF" (in Swedish). AB Svensk Filmindustri. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. ^ Fornas, Johan; Becker, Karin; Bjurstrom, Erling; Ganetz, Hillevi (2007). Consuming Media: Communication, Shopping and Everyday Life. Berg Publishers. p. 160.
  3. ^ Nordic National Cinemas. p.188


  • Gunnar Iverson, Astrid Soderbergh Widding & Tytti Soila. Nordic National Cinemas. Routledge, 2005.

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