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 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 filmEdit
The following films have received the top honour at the festival, the 7.3 kg Bronze Horse statute for best film.
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is given as an honour for a lifework within cinema.
- 1990 – Roger Corman
- 1991 – Dennis Hopper
- 1992 – Viveca Lindfors
- 1994 – Quentin Tarantino
- 1995 – Jean Paul Gaultier
- 1996 – Rod Steiger
- 1997 – Elia Kazan
- 1998 – Gena Rowlands
- 1999 – Roman Polanski
- 2000 – Lauren Bacall
- 2001 – Jean-Luc Godard
- 2002 – Erland Josephson
- 2003 – David Lynch
- 2004 – Oliver Stone
- 2005 – David Cronenberg
- 2006 – Lasse Hallström
- 2007 – Paul Schrader
- 2008 – Charlotte Rampling
- 2009 – Susan Sarandon
- 2010 – Harriet Andersson
- 2011 – Isabelle Huppert
- 2012 – Jan Troell
- 2013 – Claire Denis
- 2014 – Mike Leigh
- 2015 – Stephen Frears
- 2016 - Francis Ford Coppola
Stockholm Visionary AwardEdit
Stockholm Visionary Award was instituted 2004 to note visionaries within modern film.
- 2004 – Todd Solondz
- 2005 – Terry Gilliam
- 2006 – Darren Aronofsky
- 2007 – Wes Anderson
- 2008 – Wong Kar-wai
- 2009 – Luc Besson
- 2010 – Gus Van Sant
- 2011 – Alejandro González Iñárritu
- 2012 – Jacques Audiard
- 2013 – Peter Greenaway
- 2014 – Roy Andersson
- 2015 - Yorgos Lanthimos
- 2016 - François Ozon
Stockholm Achievement AwardEdit
The peoples choice.
|2000||Boys Don't Cry||Kimberly Peirce|
|2001||Lost and Delirious||Léa Pool|
|2003||The Station Agent||Tom McCarthy|
|2005||Storm||Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein|
|2006||Little Miss Sunshine||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris|
|2009||The Cove||Louie Psihoyos|
|2010||Waste Land and This Is England '86||Louie Psihoyos/Shane Meadows|
|2012||Call Girl||Mikael Marcimain|
|2013||12 Years a Slave||Steve McQueen|
|2015||Mustang||Deniz Gamze Ergüven|
|2016||I, Daniel Blake||Ken Loach|
|2017||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Martin McDonagh|
|2019||Jojo Rabbit||Taika Waititi|
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.
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