The Filmform Archive
Filmform preserves and distributes experimental
film, video art and other art of moving images. The
films and video works are organized in a reference archive,
and many of the titles are also in distribution.
The Reference Archive is used for research and preparatory
work for exhibitions as well as screenings for students,
art distributors etc. Today the Reference Archive contains
more than 2000 titles.
Titles in the Distribution Archive are distributed
by Filmform, nationally and internationally. They are
rented to museums, art galleries, film festivals, curators,
universities and other institutions. Today there are
around 590 titles, from 1924 to the current date, which
are available for distribution. Filmform distributes
film and video works by both artists and filmmakers.
Information about films and video works which have been
accepted into the archive is published on the website,
and is thus accessible both within Sweden and internationally.
Click the link Catalogue to
find the titles available.
In order to secure the material for future research
we collaborate with The Swedish National Archive of
Recorded Sound and Moving Images, where the transfer
is made to more secure storage media and the material
is stored in an archive environment.
Principles of selection for the Reference Archive and
The submitted material needs to uphold high artistic
quality, be relevant for its time, and be realized in
a consistent way, to be accepted into the archive. This
applies especially to titles which are accepted for
distribution. We give priority to films and videos which
have been screened publicly. Submitted films and video
works should have been produced in Sweden, or by Swedes
living abroad, or should be associated with the Swedish
art or film scene.
The artist/film maker should be working professionally
or have documented experience. If you apply to be accepted
for distribution or into the Reference Archive, please
send us a synopsis/brief description and a CV and fill
in the form “Application
for distribution”. Filmform does not return
The Assessment Group
The Assessment Group consists of members of the board
and staff. Its constitution represents a broad competence,
with specialist knowledge of the field of experimental
film and video art. The board and staff are all professionally
active and leading practicians in their field. Within
the group there is a vast network to consult, and knowledge
about the international context, which lends perspective
to Swedish developments.