The Swedish Film Institute (Svenska Filminstitutet) was established in 1963 by film critic and businessman Harry Schein, and has continued to play a leading role in the Swedish film world by supporting, promoting and endorsing films on both the Swedish and international levels. The Institute supports the production of new films, as well as distributing and representing Swedish films abroad. The Institute is also, to a great extent, engaged in preserving and promoting Swedish film heritage.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) was established by King Gustav III in 1788. Present-day Dramaten serves as Sweden's national stage, staging classical drama, contemporary Swedish and international theatre, as well as plays for children and young adults. Ingmar Bergman served as Head of the Royal Dramatic Theatre between 1963 and 1966, and directed over 30 plays on this very stage throughout his extensive career.
Swedish Film Industry (AB Svensk Filmindustri) is Sweden's largest film production company. Founded in 1919, it takes pride in its international fame, having produced some of the most well-known films and filmmakers in the history of film, with directors such as Mauritz Stiller and Victor Sjöström, as well as boasting many internationally-acclaimed actors. AB Svensk Filmindustri produced the lion's share of Ingmar Bergman's films.
Swedish Television (SVT) has five national channels and offers international coverage. The company's mission is to provide viewers with a public service free from commercial interests. Ingmar Bergman contributed a number of his productions to SVT, including the highly-acclaimed 1973 TV series Scenes from a Marriage and numerous TV theatre productions.
Chairpeople of the Foundation, Past and Present
Åse Kleveland (2002–2007), former CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, the Ingmar Bergman Foundation came about through her initiative along with Bergman himself.
Astrid Söderbergh Widding (2007–2011), Professor of Film Studies, since 2012 she has served as the Vice-Principal of Stockholm University.
Jan-Erik Billinger (2012– ), Head of Film Heritage Department at the Swedish Film Institute.