The initiative by the SFI is part of a government-backed, archival project to preserve the history of Sweden’s film heritage and make it more accessible.The new collection management solution will deliver advanced data capability, compliance with EU standards and digitisation for one of the oldest film archives in the world.
The SFI’s archive originates from The Swedish Film Society, founded in 1933, and is one of the oldest in the world, containing more than 25,000 films, stills, posters and manuscripts. It also holds details such as title, country of production, release date, production companies, distributors and cast, on all Swedish and foreign films ever shown in Swedish cinemas.By making meta data more structured and integrated, the SFI can easily expand its reach and promote and share the Swedish film heritage with other film institutes both in Europe and across the world, as the EU standard is applied globally. The current database Svensk Filmdatabas is being upgraded and aims to launch in early 2017. Read more about the news on Axiell’s website