The Bronze Horse
The heaviest festival prize in the world, the 7,3 kilo Bronze Horse, has accompanied the Stockholm Film Festival since the start in 1990. Made by renowned graphic designer Fredrik Swärd, it is inspired by the Dala Horse, a well-known Swedish folklore figure. Every year the Bronze Horse is handed out to the winners of the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award, the Stockholm Visionary Award and Best Film. This year the Stockholm Achievement Award will be handed out for the first time ever. The Bronze Horse also has a sister, the Aluminum Horse, given to the winners in seven categories.
The Aluminum Horse
Awarded the winners in following categories:
* Best Directorial Debut
* Best Music
* Best Cinematography
* Best Script
* Best Actress
* Best Actor
* Best Short Film
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award
An award presented to an individual in honor and acknowledgement of their contribution to the world of film. Previous recipients of this award are, among others Gena Rowlands, Lauren Bacall, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Susan Sarandon.
This year the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Jan Troell – a director with talent for personal connections and who has depicted a transitioning Sweden for almost a century.
During an exclusive Face2Face Jan Troell will accept the Bronze Horse and meet the audience. Screening information and tickets
Stockholm Achievement Award
The newly established Stockholm Achievement Award will be handed out to the American actor Willem Dafoe. He will personally visit the festival in November to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during a Face2Face. Screening information and tickets
Stockholm Visionary Award
Established in 2004, this award recognizes and encourages innovators and visionaries in contemporary cinema. It has previously been presented to Todd Solondz, Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky and Wes Anderson, among others.
The Stockholm International Film Festival proudly presents this year’s recipient of the Stockholm Visionary Award – director Jacques Audiard. One of today’s most uncompromising directors will visit Stockholm in November to receive the award and meet the festival audience during an exclusive Face2Face. Screening information and tickets
Stockholm Film Festival Feature Film Award
In May 2011, the Stockholm International Film Festival launched the Feature Film Award, with Telia as the main financier and support from the Swedish Film Institute, Europa Sound & Vision and Dagsljus and with NonStop Entertainment as a distributor. In 2012 we are also proud to present SVT as a new collaborator.
The award goes to a project with a female director, and in the selection process we are looking for strong stories with a clear vision. The nominees are selected through an evaluation based on the script, previous productions, and the team's ability to carry out production according to schedule, budget and audience potential. In 2011 Sofia Norlin won with the project »Tenderness«, which is now in post production.
The award has a value of a minimum of SEK5.4 million and the winning film will then be produced during the next two years and have its World Premiere at the festival in November 2014.
Telia Film Award
Telia Film Award was established to foster quality cinema lacking Swedish distribution. The contestants compete for SEK100 000, which subsequently is bestowed to the potential distributor who picks up the film in Sweden. Last year’s award went to the American independent film »Silver Tounges«.
The award is given to a young Swedish actor or actress who, through splendid performances on the silver screen, has shown true potential to become a big star in the future. The stars of tomorrow — right here, right now!
Silver Audience Award
For this award, the audience can vote for their favorite film from any section of the festival. The winner receives over EUR25 000 worth of Star! and Silver commercial air time. Every audience member who votes participates in a competition to win a cinematic surprise.
The FIPRESCI Award
One film from the Open Zone section, is picked by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and honored with a special award for for Best Film. Stockholm International Festival became the fourth in the world, after Cannes, Berlin and Venice, to host a FIPRESCI jury.
The 1 km Film Scholarship
Established in 1990, the purpose of this scholarship is to support young Swedish filmmakers. The scholarship is worth up to EUR50 000. It consists of production assistance provided by the Swedish Film Institute, Cinepost Studios and Dagsljus to make a short film. Since the start, filmmakers such as Amanda Adolfsson, Jens Jonsson, Babak Najafi och Gustav Danielsson have been awarded the scholarship. Screening information and tickets
Awarded to the winner of our online short film competition. The films are screened on the official festival website and the audience vote for their favorite. Screening information and tickets