WE ARE THE LEADING DISTRIBUTOR OF FILMS AND TV-SERIES IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES
SF Studios is the leading distributor of films and TV-series to the Nordic countries. We offer rights holders the most complete distribution network on the Nordic market, including cinemas in four countries, television and home entertainment platforms.
Our expertise lies in finding, marketing and distributing popular and well-crafted film and television productions with great potential of success in the Nordic countries. While always broadening our horizons, our key strengths are local production, international films and Children’s content – an unmatched legacy and continuous success where SF Studios remains the strongest rights holder on the Nordic market.
DISTRIBUTION OF NORDIC PRODUCTIONS
We have proven experience in finding gems from independent producers with a great potential to reach audiences in the Nordic countries.
To even better satisfy the market’s demands for well-crafted local content, we are engaged in close collaborations and out-put deals with some of the most successful production companies in the Nordic region. This gives us the advantage of being part of the complete process from financing and development to premiere, an essential part of our ongoing strategy.
SF Studios has output agreements with some of the most successful production companies in the Nordics like FLX and Sweetwater in Sweden, Metafilm in Denmark and we also co-own two production companies in Norway; Filmkameratene AS, founded by John M. Jacobsen and producer of outstanding films and TV-series such as The Heavy Water War, Troll Hunter and Børning; and film company Motion Blur, established in 2013 by among other internationally acclaimed directors Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg and Harald Zwart.
This kind of partnership firmly secures SF Studio’s role as the Nordic major and Europe’s most interesting studio.
SF International market and sell feature films and TV productions in different formats, genres and target groups to all media, both physical and digital, outside the Nordic Countries.
SF International have a strong long-standing presence at major international film and TV markets and festivals such as European Film Market, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Int’l Film Festival, MipCOM, American Film, New Nordic Films & Nordic Film Market. In addition to this we also do targeted sales trips worldwide.
Through the years, we have hand-picked international films on the independent market that have resonated with local audiences and that have achieved universal critical acclaim. Many of them have been conferred the most prestigious global film awards.
In brief: we ensure that the right international productions reach the right Nordic audience at the right moment and through the right media platforms.
In a major broadening of our horizons, we signed new agreement with French producer and distributor Studiocanal in 2014, a company whose strong brand, incredibly exciting line-up and ambitious production department exemplify how to work in the future. Our output agreement means that we distribute Studiocanal’s films in the Nordic market.
In 2015, SF Studios signed an out-put agreement with US- based studio STX Entertainment. STX was founded in 2014 and is one of the most interesting studio companies in Hollywood, producing and distributing high quality and commercial content for traditional as well as digital platforms.
We have a long-standing relationship with US majors Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. We handle the distribution of Warner Bros’ slate in the theatrical window for Denmark, Finland and Norway. The agreement with MGM covers distribution in the theatrical, Home Entertainment and digital windows in all four territories.
SF Nordic Home Entertainment deals in Nordic rights for international and local television productions. Working closely with producers and distributors, we build general knowledge and popularity for the brands we engage with, paving the way for wide distribution as well as additional revenue streams.
Home Entertainment rights include Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD), Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD), Electronic Sell-through (EST), DVD, Blue-ray and any future digital physical formats that may appear on the market.
Our focus is mainly strong, high quality series particularly within the drama, classical drama, crime, fantasy and comedy genre as well as well-crafted documentaries.
Our complete Home Entertainment distribution is run by a highly experienced Nordic sales team based in Stockholm with a strong local presence in Norway, Denmark and Finland to ensure the most optimal distribution in the Nordic countries.
A SPECIAL CHILDREN'S FOCUS
Since many years, the SF brand is also a mark of quality when it comes to children’s television – we are well known and trusted by producers and distributors as well as the general public.
Today, we use our strong background in children’s entertainment, our in-depth knowledge about the local market and our informed understanding of the contemporary media landscape to ensure that our products reach new generations of young audiences in the Nordic countries.