Sweden is the largest of the Nordic countries in Northern Europe, with a population of about 9.3 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund. The Baltic Sea lies to the east of the country, as well as the Gulf of Bothnia, which separates Sweden from most of Finland, and the North Sea, which lies to the south-west. National parks, masses of coniferous forests and beautiful lakes detail the landscape. 

Our Partner, Region Västra Götaland, is from the south-west region. Region Västra Götaland is a government body, founded in 1998, through the merging of Gothenburg and Bohus County, Älvsborg County and Skaraborg County. Västra Götaland is also home to Film i Väst, the regional production centre and public regional film fund, and the Göteborg International Film Festival. Swedish cinema is known as producing many critically acclaimed films, and during the 20th century was the most prominent of Scandinavia. Directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Victor Sjöström, Jan Troell, and more recently, Lukas Moodysson, have contributed internationally renowned productions. 2008 saw the release of Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In, a romantic vampire film which received world-wide critical acclaim.

Sub-partner Gothenburg Film Studios are working with North Sea Screen Partners on behalf of Region Västra Götaland. The studio is a rapidly expanding film production complex located centrally in Göteborg.

For more information on our Swedish Partner Region Västra Götaland and sub-Partner Gothenburg Film Studios click on the link on the top right.