1896- Lumiere brothers organize the first screenings in Malmo, Sweden.
1905-first movie theater in Sweden by N.H. Nylander.
1907-The swedes Wiberg and Nylander establish Svenska Bio.
1909-Charles Magnusson joins SB as head of production.
1911-SB moves to Stokholm
1913-Ingebord Holm a film by Victor Sjostrom.Vampire by Maurice Stiller.
1916-The wings(Vingarne) by Stiller and Terje Vigen by V. Sjostrom.
1919-Stiller directs Sir Arne’s Treasure with the actress Mary Johnson. Record breaking attendences
8m.tickets sold. SB expands to become AB Svensk Filmindustri.
1929-Alf Sjoberg makes his debut with the Strongest(den Starkaste.)
1937-The Swede, Anders Sandrew creates his distribution outfit AB Sandrews Biograferna.
1938-The basics of the ‘Swedish model’ socialism are laid down in the Saltsjobaden agreement.
Sandrews begins producing films.
1955. The Norwegian government decides to give direct subsidies upto 55%of a film production costs. Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night wins a Jury Prize at Cannes.
1956-First TV transmission in Sweden. Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal opens in Sweden
1958-Wild Strawberries wins the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival.
1960-Death of Victor Sjostrom.
1963-The Swedish Film Institute is established,thanks to the pioneering energy of Harry Schein.
Bo Widerberg makes his first feature,Barnevagenen.
1968-A new distribution circuit FilmCentrum is established in Sweden to help unusual and socially committed films.
1982-A tax is levied on all video-cassettes,with the proceeds going to to the Swedish Film Institute.
Bergman makes his final film,Fanny and Alexander.