Stockholm International Film Festival

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
Stockholm International Film Festival
LocationStockholm, Sweden

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.


Bronze horse: Best film

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

1990The Natural History of Parking LotsEverett Lewis
1991EuropaLars von Trier
1992Reservoir DogsQuentin Tarantino
19931, 2, 3, SunBertrand Blier
1994Pulp FictionQuentin Tarantino
1995Institute BenjamentaBrothers Quay
1996Pretty Village, Pretty FlameSrđan Dragojević
1997Unmade BedsNicholas Barker
1998The WoundsSrđan Dragojević
1999Les Convoyeurs AttendentBenoît Mariage
2000Ali ZaouaNabil Ayouch
2001BullyLarry Clark
2002IrréversibleGaspar Noé
2003Schultze Gets the BluesMichael Schorr
2004InnocenceLucile Hadžihalilović
2005NortheastJuan Diego Solanas
2006SherrybabyLaurie Collyer
20074 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 DaysCristian Mungiu
2008Frozen RiverCourtney Hunt
2009DogtoothYorgos Lanthimos
2010Winter's BoneDebra Granik
2011Oslo, August 31stJoachim Trier
2012LoreCate Shortland
2013The Selfish GiantClio Barnard
2014GirlhoodCéline Sciamma
2015Louder Than BombsJoachim Trier
2016GodlessRalitza Petrova
2017 Jeune Femme Léonor Serraille
2018 Firecrackers Jasmin Mozaffari
2019 Song Without Melina León

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Stockholm Visionary Award

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

Stockholm Achievement Award

Audience Award

The peoples choice.

2000Boys Don't CryKimberly Peirce
2001Lost and DeliriousLéa Pool
2002JapónCarlos Reygadas
2003The Station AgentTom McCarthy
2004OldboyPark Chan-wook
2005StormMåns Mårlind and Björn Stein
2006Little Miss SunshineJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
2007JunoJason Reitman
2008InvoluntaryRuben Östlund
2009The CoveLouie Psihoyos
2010Waste Land and This Is England '86Louie Psihoyos/Shane Meadows
201150/50Jonathan Levine
2012Call GirlMikael Marcimain
201312 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
2014MommyXavier Dolan
2015MustangDeniz Gamze Ergüven
2016I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach
2017Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
2018CapernaumNadine Labaki
2019 Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi

Rising Star

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.


  1. "Awards and Winners - Stockholms filmfestival". Stockholm International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-09-17.

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