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|Formerly||Svensk Filmindustri (1919-2017)|
|Predecessor||AB Svenska Biografteatern|
Filmindustri AB Skandia
|Founded||27 December 1919  by merger (as Svensk Filmindustri)|
|Michael Porseryd (CEO)|
|Products||Motion pictures, television series|
SF Studios is a Swedish film and television production and distribution company (both Swedish and international) with headquarters in Stockholm and local offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The studio is owned by Nordic media conglomerate, the Bonnier Group. The largest film studio in Sweden,  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.
SF Studios was founded in 1919 through a merger between AB Svenska Biografteatern and Skandia Filmbyrå AB. 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.  SF produced most of the films made by Ingmar Bergman, as well as a long list of films by other filmmakers such as Mauritz Stiller, Victor Sjöström, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Bo Widerberg, Lasse Hallström and Bille August. The majority of film adaptations of the works by children's author Astrid Lindgren have been produced by SF.
More recently, SF Studios has produced the Academy Award-nominated film A Man Called Ove. The studio produces film and tv-series and has production divisions in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and since 2017 in the United Kingdom. In 2020, SF Studios released its first international film production Horizon Line.
SF also distributes foreign films in the Nordic countries and has deals with Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sony Pictures and STX Entertainment in the United States and StudioCanal in France.
SF was owned by Hufvudstaden ABfrom 1970 until 1973, when it was sold to the newspaper firm Dagens Nyheter. Since 1983 SF has been owned by the Bonnier Group. In 1998, SF was divided into two separate companies, the production and distribution company AB Svensk Filmindustri and the cinema chain SF Bio (later Filmstaden)
In 2020, SF had linked a distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to handle titles across the Nordic and Baltic regions. 
The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish historical fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death, who has come to take his life. Bergman developed the film from his own play Wood Painting. The title refers to a passage from the Book of Revelation, used both at the very start of the film, and again towards the end, beginning with the words "And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour". Here, the motif of silence refers to the "silence of God", which is a major theme of the film.
Swedish cinema is known for including many acclaimed films; during the 20th century the industry was the most prominent of Scandinavia. This is largely due to the popularity and prominence of directors Victor Sjöström and especially Ingmar Bergman; and more recently Roy Andersson, Lasse Hallström, Lukas Moodysson and Ruben Östlund.
Rättighetsalliansen is a Swedish lobby group representing companies and organisations within the Swedish film and computer game industry. Its activities involve promoting copyright issues and fighting copyright infringement. The chairman is Björn Gregfelt, while Henrik Pontén works as a jurist and the group's public relations man.
C More Entertainment AB is a pay television company that previously operated as Canal+. It targets Nordic countries and has a separate channel in Sweden.
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SF Anytime is a video on demand service owned by Bonnier available in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and primarily offering movies. It was launched in 2002 and was then only available on the Internet. In January 2005, the service was launched on the IPTV platform Telia Digital-tv. Other IPTV distributors, such as Canal Digital, Bredbandsbolaget and FastTV soon followed.
Torment is a 1944 Swedish film, directed by Alf Sjöberg from a screenplay by Ingmar Bergman. The film, a tale of sex, passion and murder, was originally released as Frenzy in the United Kingdom, although later releases have used the US title. The film won the Grand Prix at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.
Filmstaden AB (formerly SF Bio AB ) is Sweden's largest cinema chain, and was founded in 1998 after Svensk Filmindustri was split into SF and SF Bio. The company is owned by the european group Odeon Cinemas Group, which has been owned by the world's largest cinema group, the American AMC Theatres since 2017.
The Blizzard is a 1923 Swedish drama film directed by Mauritz Stiller, starring Einar Hanson, Mary Johnson, Pauline Brunius, and Hugo Björne. The film's original Swedish title is Gunnar Hedes saga, which means "The story of Gunnar Hede". The narrative revolves a student who tries to save his family's mansion which is facing bankruptcy. The film is loosely based on the Selma Lagerlöf novel The Tale of a Manor.
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Events from the year 1919 in Sweden
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Svenska Bio is a cinema company headquartered in Lidingö, Sweden. In the late 1980s, the company was formed from a merger between Fornstams Biografer and several cinemas owned by Svensk Filmindustri. In August 2007 the company bought two cinemas in Stockholm, called Victoria and Grand, from Astoria Cinemas. By doing so, they then owned 16% of the Swedish cinema market. They are the second biggest cinema chain in Sweden.
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En stilla flirt is a Swedish romantic comedy film from 1934. It is the Swedish-language version of a twin production with the 1933 Norwegian-language version En stille flirt. It is based on the novel Min knapphullsblomst by Edith Øberg. It was distributed by the company Svensk Filmindustri. The screenplay was written by Gösta Stevens and the film was directed by Gustaf Molander. It is 95 minutes long. The Norwegian actress Tutta Rolf played the female lead in both versions of the film.
Dunungen is a 1941 Swedish historical drama film directed by Weyler Hildebrand and starring Karin Nordgren, Adolf Jahr and Hilda Borgström. It is based on the 1914 play of the same title by Selma Lagerlöf inspired by an earlier story of hers, which had previously been made into a 1919 silent film. It was shot at the Råsunda Studios in Stockholm and on location at Nyköping. The film's sets were designed by the art director Arne Åkermark.