Stockholm International Film Festival

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Stockholm International Film Festival
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Stockholm International Film Festival
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Language International
Website www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/en
Mike Leigh at Stockholm International Film Festival in Nov 2014, together with actor Olle Sarri, festival director Git Scheynius and Swedish actress Alexandra Dahlström
Ai Weiwei's ice sculptures at Norrmalstorg during the Stockholm Film Festival 2014

The Stockholm International Film Festival (Swedish: Stockholms filmfestival) is an annual film festival held in Stockholm, Sweden. It was launched in 1990 and has been held every year in the second half of November. The film voted by a jury as the best in the competition section receives the Bronze Horse (Bronshästen). Since its start the festival has focused on bringing forth and supporting new talents through competitions and scholarships. A third of the films selected for the festival are made by a debuting director and only directors who have made less than 3 films are selected for the competition. In 2011 "The Stockholm Film Festival Feature Film Award" was inaugurated which funds a feature film for an unestablished female director. The aim for Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the selection of films in Sweden with creative new films of high quality and offer the visitor an orientation within modern film. With seminars, opportunities to meet actors and filmmakers during the festival, all means are given to make the film experience come full circle. An impressive list of filmmakers and actors have attended the festival, including Dennis Hopper, Lauren Bacall, Gena Rowlands, Charlotte Rampling, Susan Sarandon, Ang Lee, David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Elia Kazan, Wong Kar-Wai and Uma Thurman.

Stockholm International Film Festival also arrange Stockholm Film Festival Junior, a film festival for children and youth. The main goal of the film festival is to show quality film from every corner of the world, films that otherwise would not reach the mainstream film repertoire. All screenings are free of charge for everyone between 6 and 19 years old.

In August every year the Stockholms International Film Festival arrange a Summer Cinema in Rålambshovsparken in Stockholm. Five nights the festival screens film in an outdoor cinema.

Awards[edit]

Bronze horse: Best film[edit]

The following films have received the top honour at the festival, the 7.3 kg Bronze Horse statute for best film.[1]

Year Film Director
1990 The Natural History of Parking Lots Everett Lewis
1991 Europa Lars von Trier
1992 Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino
1993 1, 2, 3, Sun Bertrand Blier
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino
1995 Institute Benjamenta Brothers Quay
1996 Pretty Village, Pretty Flame Srđan Dragojević
1997 Unmade Beds Nicholas Barker
1998 The Wounds Srđan Dragojević
1999 Les Convoyeurs Attendent Benoît Mariage
2000 Ali Zaoua Nabil Ayouch
2001 Bully Larry Clark
2002 Irréversible Gaspar Noé
2003 Schultze Gets the Blues Michael Schorr
2004 Innocence Lucile Hadžihalilović
2005 Northeast Juan Diego Solanas
2006 Sherrybaby Laurie Collyer
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristian Mungiu
2008 Frozen River Courtney Hunt
2009 Dogtooth Yorgos Lanthimos
2010 Winter's Bone Debra Granik
2011 Oslo, August 31st Joachim Trier
2012 Lore Cate Shortland
2013 The Selfish Giant Clio Barnard
2014 Girlhood Céline Sciamma

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is given as an honour for a lifework within cinema.

Stockholm Visionary Award[edit]

Stockholm Visionary Award was instituted 2004 to note visionaries within modern film.

Stockholm Achievement Award[edit]

Audience Award[edit]

The peoples choice.

Year Film Director
2000 Boys Don't Cry Kimberly Peirce
2001 Lost and Delirious Léa Pool
2002 Japón Carlos Reygadas
2003 The Station Agent Thomas McCarthy
2004 Oldboy Park Chan-wook
2005 Storm Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
2007 Juno Jason Reitman
2008 Involuntary Ruben Östlund
2009 The Cove Louie Psihoyos
2010 Waste Land and This Is England '86 Louie Psihoyos/Shane Meadows
2011 50/50 Jonathan Levine
2012 Call Girl Mikael Marcimain
2013 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen

Rising Star[edit]

Prize is awarded to an actor who has made distinctive achievements in film and has the ability to become tomorrow's star. The purpose of the award is to highlight an actor early in their career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards and Winners - Stockholms filmfestival". stockholmfilmfestival.se. Stockholm International Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 

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