In 2017, the Stockholm International Film Festival will host 150 screenings with films originating in 60 countries. Opening night will see the screening of 8 different films along with an inauguration party at HOBO Hotel from 8pm. The programme includes a diverse range of films including shorts, features, documentaries and those in competition for the Impact Award.
The Impact Award recognises filmmakers whose works engage with the most pressing current issues and events and is one of the world’s largest film prizes. The presentation will be held on Wednesday 15th November.
The festival also offers industry promoting activities such as the 1KM Film grant to young filmmakers, the industry days, Film Projects Across Borders as well as its ongoing support of a range of non profit projects and collaborations.
Throughout the festival’s almost 3 decades of history there have been more than 3000 movies screened. International guests have included Dennis Hopper, Lauren Bacall, Gena Rowlands, Ang Lee and Roman Polanski, to name but a few.
This year’s festival is dedicated to the work of acclaimed Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist. All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.
The Stockholm 28th International Film Festival will be held from Wednesday November 8th to Sunday November 19th at various cinemas and other locations in Stockholm, Sweden. The programme is available here on the festival website (in English and Swedish). You can read more about the festival on the festival website and on their Facebook page.
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