Press releases

1 March 2024

SF Studios’ production The Abyss tops the list as the most watched non-English film on Netflix

SF Studios' disaster film The Abyss (Swedish title: Avgrunden), which premiered in Swedish cinemas in September last year, has become a worldwide sensation on Netflix. During the first two weeks since its release on February 16, the film has attracted a total of 29,200,000 views and been the most watched non-English film for two consecutive weeks.


29 February 2024

First look at Mikkel Serup's political thriller Kingmaker

Today Meta Film and SF Studios share the first stills from Mikkel Serup's political thriller Kingmaker (Danish title: Mørkeland), the long-awaited sequel to the popular and award-winning feature film Kongekabale from 2004. In Kingmaker, the audience will be reunited with Anders W. Berthelsen in the lead role of journalist Ulrik Torp and his editor Henrik Moll, played by Nicolas Bro. But there are ...


28 February 2024

SF Studios aquires the film adaptation rights to Sofie Lassen-Kahlke’s crime debut Adam's Heir

SF Studios has acquired the rights to the film adaptation of Sofie Lassen-Kahlke's successful crime debut Adam’s Heir (original title: Adams Arv), which was published by Politikens Forlag in November 2023. Adam’s Heir has already sold over 20,000 copies and will be presented to an international audience at the London Book Fair next month. Adam’s Heir will be produced by Marcella Dichmann, film man...


9 February 2024

Premiere for Arnie Alligator and his Jungle Friends

Today, SF Studios' animated feature film Arnie Alligator and his Jungle Friends (Arne Alligator och djungelkompisarna) premieres in Swedish and Finnish cinemas. On February 3 there was a gala premiere in Stockholm. The well-known Nordic children’s character Arnie Alligator was present together with the producers of the Arnie Alligator's music videos, creator Marcus “Macke” Granberg and Anton Molan...


8 February 2024

Gala premiere for SF Studios' supernatural thriller Paranoia

SF Studios' Danish supernatural thriller Paranoia (original title: Paranoia) premieres today on February 8 in Danish cinemas. The film is directed by Kari Vidø and had its gala premiere on January 30 in Copenhagen. The film is based on Birgitte Lorentzen's book Cykose with a script written by Birgitte Lorentzen and Henrik Kristensen. Paranoia stars Danish rising stars Zoe Bryan Hertz and August Is...


5 February 2024

Queen Margrethe II wins Robert Award for her work in Ehrengard – The Art of Seduction

On February 3, the annual Danish Robert Awards took place which honors the best in film and TV during the past year. SF Studios’ Netflix production Ehrengard – The Art of Seduction won for Queen Margrethe II’s costume design. Producer Marcella Dichmann was there to accept the award on behalf of The Queen.


5 February 2024

Norwegian film adaptation Stargate – A Christmas Story starts shooting with stellar cast

On Thursday February 8, the heartwarming Christmas film adaptation Stargate – A Christmas Story will start its principal shooting. The film is based on Ingvild Rishøi's critically acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling book of the same name. The film is directed by Ida Sagmo Tvedte's, who has also written the script together with Ingvild Rishøi. The cast includes Jan Gunnar Røise and Bartek Kami...


25 January 2024

Oxen is nominated for the Danish Tv-Prisen

SF Studios' Danish action thriller series Oxen has been nominated for Best Fiction – Long Form at the Danish TV awards TV-prisen. The series, which has been a major success domestically, was last week selected to participate in Berlinale Series. TV-Prisen will take place March 15. See all the nominees here.


23 January 2024

SF Studios theatrical distribution titles receive 9 Oscar nominations

Today, the Oscar nominations were announced, and SF Studios distribution titles received a total 9 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Glazer), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best International Film for our international acquisition title The Zone of Interest. Additionally, SF Studios’ Sony titles Napoleon received nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Pr...


23 January 2024

Sjur Vatne Brean and Erik Hivju play Gunnar Sønsteby in the Norwegian World War II drama No. 24

During World War II, Gunnar Sønsteby was agent No. 24 and Norway’s greatest leader of the resistance movement. After the war, he devoted his life to meetings with young people, and messages about protecting freedom and democracy. The upcoming feature film No. 24 (original title: NR 24), tells the story of both chapters in his life, with Sjur Vatne Brean (24) and Erik Hivju (76) in the roles of Søn...


17 January 2024 - Last updated 22 January 2024

Screening of SF Studios' hit thriller series Oxen at the Berlinale Series Market

We are happy to share that SF Studios' Danish action thriller series Oxen will be screened at the Berlinale Series Market, having already reached impressive audience figures on Danish television. The six-part series is based on the international bestseller book series Oxen by Jens Henrik Jensen. The series is directed by Jannik Johansen and produced by SF Studios with producers Senia Dremstrup and...


17 January 2024

SF Studios produces new film about JerryMaya’s Detective Agency directed by Tina Mackic

SF Studios today announces the plans for the new film about JerryMaya’s Detective Agency directed by Tina Mackic (Sommarskuggan), who also directed the previous film JerryMaya's Detective Agency – The Riddle of the Scorpion (2022). The sequel is called Jerry-Maya’s Detective Agency – The Lost Mascot and is intended to be both a scary and funny Halloween film for children with an expected premiere ...


15 January 2024

SF Studios' production and distribution titles win 4 Guldbagge Awards

Tonight the Guldbagge Awards ceremony was held in Stockholm. The Guldbagge Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the Swedish film industry. We are excited and proud that SF Studios’ production and distribution titles received a total of 13 nominations and won 4 awards at the gala tonight.  


10 January 2024

SF Studios receives 13 Robert nominations in Denmark

Today the nominations for the Danish Robert Awards 2024 were announced, and our production and distribution titles received a total of 13 nominations, including Best Film for our distribution title Empire (Original title: Viften), which received 6 nominations. Our Netflix production Ehrengard – The Art of Seduction received 3 nominations while our TV2 production Oxen received 2 nominations. Additi...


5 January 2024 - Last updated 10 January 2024

SF Studios will complete the production of the Danish series White Sands

TV 2 in Denmark has today announced that SF Studios will complete the production of the popular Danish crime series White Sands (original title: Hvide Sande). When the production company Deluca Film was declared bankrupt at the end of October 2023, the second season of the TV series came to a halt. The shooting will restart in February 2024 in Denmark. The creater of this season is Morten Dragsted...


5 January 2024

Success for Hov1 Forever in Swedish cinemas

The concert film Hov1 Forever premiered in Swedish cinemas on January 4 with great success. The film takes place during the renowned Swedish band Hov1's summer 2023 tour and gives a rare insight into the band's life, friendship and the strong relationship with the fans. When the tickets were released on December 20, Filmstaden's online ticket service crashed as a result of the huge interest from t...


29 December 2023 - Last updated 5 January 2024

The Swedish cinema audience loves the action comedy The Final Race

SF Studios' action comedy The Final Race has since its premiere on Christmas Day 2023, attracted almost 100,000 cinemagoers and is the most watched film this holiday season. It is also on its way to become the most watched Swedish film since the pandemic. The premiere on Christmas Day was the best opening day for a Swedish film since Christmas 2019. It is also the third best opening day this year,...


25 December 2023

Meet the talent from The Final Race

SF Studios today releases a series of Talking Heads interviews with the talent from our new action comedy The Final Race (Swedish title: Ett sista race), that premieres in Swedish cinemas today on December 25.  Watch the interviews with lead actors David Hellenius and Malin Åkerman, director Edward af Sillén and producer Stefan H. Lindén on our Youtube channel.  Watch SF Studios Talking Heads int...


20 December 2023

SF Studios brings Hov1 to the cinemas

Renowned Swedish band Hov1 with band members Ludwig Kronstrand, Noel Flike, Dante Lindhe, and Axel Liljefors, today have announced the release of their summer 2023 tour as a concert film titled Hov1 Forever, that gives a rare insight into the band's life, friendship and the strong relationship with the fans. The film, offering a great concert experience, was announced alongside the release of movi...


19 December 2023

Gala premiere for The Final Race

Yesterday, SF Studios' star-studded action comedy The Final Race (Swedish title: Ett sista race) had its gala premiere in Stockholm, Sweden.  The event was a great success attended by the cast and crew, talent and industry representatives. The film will premiere in Swedish cinemas on Christmas Day 2023, followed by an international release. The Final Race is a comedy for the whole family set in a...


14 December 2023

SF Studios makes film and TV series about the Youtube success Arnie Alligator

Today SF Studios announces the plans for the well-known Nordic children’s character Arnie Alligator, that is available to the audience through live shows, music streaming, merchandise and animated Youtube content. Arnie Alligator, with its animated music videos, produced by creator Marcus “Macke” Granberg and Anton Molander, is one of the most streamed children’s music bands in the Nordics with mo...


13 December 2023

SF Studios receives 13 nominations at the Guldbagge Awards 2024

Today, the nominations for Sweden’s Guldbaggen awards 2024 were announced. The Guldbagge Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the Swedish film industry. SF Studios’ production, and distribution titles received 13 nominations. The awards ceremony will take place on January 15 in Stockholm.


5 December 2023

SF Studios signs distribution deal with Finnish production company Aurora Studios

SF Studios has signed a first look distribution agreement with Aurora Studios that will cover the Finnish production company’s slate until 2027. The deal is effective immediately with upcoming Finnish theatrical releases Herman the Clown and the Hypnotist (December 22), Four Little Adults (December 27) and The Missile (February 2). The partnership will strengthen SF Studios’ market offer in Finlan...


29 November 2023

Apply for The Ingmar Bergman Script Award 2024!

SF Studios and The Bergman Center want to encourage young filmmakers and scriptwriters to write scripts for feature films with high artistic ambitions, aiming to reach a broad audience. Stories that amuse, touch, challenge and entertain, but above all encourage a dialogue with a big audience. Please send your script and application to script@sfstudios.se no later than February 26, 2024.


17 November 2023

SF Studios announces new biopic about Danish Eurovision legend Tommy Seebach starring Anders Matthesen

Today, SF Studios has announced that Anders Matthesen will play the role of Tommy Seebach, one of the greatest personalities in Danish music history, in the new Danish feature film Under the Stars in the Sky (original title: Under stjernerne på himlen). The film is directed by Kasper Gaardsøe with a screenplay by Jannik Tai Mosholt and Stefan Jaworski. Under the Stars in the Sky is produced by Tal...


13 November 2023

Joshua Mehr new CEO at production company FLX

Joshua Mehr has been appointed new CEO of FLX, effective from January 8, 2024. Joshua has a long and broad experience from the film and TV industry and has during the last nine years worked as Head of Business Affairs at FLX with internationally acclaimed productions such as Sunny Side, The Bonus Family and Quicksand. FLX is one of Scandinavia’s largest and fastest growing production companies and...


2 November 2023

SF Studios releases trailer and artwork for its Danish supernatural thriller Paranoia

Today SF Studios releases the trailer and poster for its Danish supernatural thriller Paranoia (original title: Paranoia), directed by Kari Vidø. The film is based on Birgitte Lorentzen's book Cykose with a script written by Birgitte Lorentzen and Henrik Kristensen. Paranoia stars Danish rising stars Zoe Bryan Hertz and August Issac Carter in the leading roles. The cast also includes Maria Rossing...


2 November 2023

Premiere for Evil at TV 4 Play - Meet the cast in SF Studios Talking Heads

SF Studios produced TV4 original Swedish  series Evil (Swedish title: Ondskan) premieres on TV 4 Play today, on November 2, that will be followed by a release on TV 4 on November 16. The Swedish series is based on Jan Guillou's classic bestseller Evil with a script written by Fredrik T Olsson. Erik Leijonborg is directing the 6 episodes series with Daniel Di Grado as co-director. Evil stars Isac C...


1 November 2023

SF Studios' distribution title Empire wins the Nordic Council Film Prize 2023

SF Studios' Danish distribution title Empire (Danish title: Viften), an absurd period drama, has won the Nordic Council Film Prize 2023. The award was announced yesterday evening, on October 31, during the Nordic Council prize ceremony at the Opera House in Oslo, Norway. The prize was given to director Frederikke Aspöck, screenwriter Anna Neye and producers Pernille Munk Skydsgaard, Nina Leidersdo...


27 October 2023

Trailer release for SF Studios produced series Evil for TV 4

TV4 has released the trailer for SF Studios produced TV4 original series Evil (Swedish title: Ondskan) today. The Swedish series is based on Jan Guillou's classic bestseller Evil with a script written by Fredrik T Olsson. Erik Leijonborg is directing the 6 episodes series with Daniel Di Grado as co-director. Evil stars Isac Calmroth, Thea Sofie Loch Naess, Gustaf Skarsgård in the leading roles. Th...