Launched in 2015, the award will be presented for the third year running at this year’s Stockholm Film Festival 2017. The festival is held every November with more than 200 films submitted and screened from more than 60 countries.
The Impact Award recognises filmmakers whose works engage with the most pressing current issues and events and at 1 million SEK, is one of the world’s largest film prizes. Culture commissioner Roger Mogert explains. “Film is an art form that enlightens and touches the audience like nothing else. It is also a projection of the world we are living in, at the same time as it strives to change it. With the Stockholm Impact Award, we want to highlight films that reflect on our society and don’t back down to explore sensitive subjects.”
This year’s nominations are as follows:
· Cardinals from Grayson Moore & Aidan Shipley
· The Last Verse from Ying-Ting Tseng
· My Pure Land from Sarman Masud
· Searing Summer from Ebrahim Irajzad
· Wild Roses from Anna Jadowska
The event begins with a discussion from 4.30 pm featuring the winning director and an expert panel that includes actress Saga Becker, actress Malin Levanon, the head of the Swedish Film Institute Anna Serner, actress and director Bahar Pars and culture commissioner in Stockholm, Roger Mogert. The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Reuter. film critic and TV-presenter. All are welcome to attend the discussion and entry is free.
After the discussion, the award will be presented to the winner at 5.30pm by culture commissioner Roger Mogert. The winning film will then be screened at 6pm at Klarabiografen at Stockholm House of Culture/Kulturhuset. Tickets are limited and only on sale until Tuesday 14th November. You can purchase tickets to the screening of the winning film here.
The Impact Award will be held from on Wednesday 15th November 2017 from 4.30 pm at the Stockholm House of Culture. The Stockholm Impact Award is a collaboration between the Stockholm International Film Festival and the City of Stockholm. Find more information about the award here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)