EXCLUSIVE: Swedish film bodies join forces for push.

Film i Väst, Swedish Television and the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) are joining forces to boost Sweden’s number of films aimed at young audiences.

Initiative Bombay Basic, led by former SFI consultant Linus Stöhr Torell, will see the trio of Swedish backers and production company Copenhagen Bombay - run by producer Sarita Christensen [pictured] - develop original features for the youth market with industry.

The partners aim to release two films theatrically per year and will also provide marketing support.

“We have identified a need to modernize children’s films to make them relevant to the kids in Sweden today. Bombay Basic is the first step for the Swedish Film Institute to further develop and focus on children’s films,” explained Hjalmar Palmgren, director of production funding. ​