This year’s festival takes place on 7-18 November.
If this is your first festival, here are our answers to frequently asked questions:
What is Stockholm International Film Festival?
During 12 days, Stockholm International Film Festival takes over the cinemas of Stockholm, screening 170 films from more than 40 countries. Beyond film screenings, we arrange film quizzes, parties, seminars, Face2Face, Work In Progress etcetera.
When is the festival program released?
The 2012 program was released on 17 October. Read all about the program here or in our catalogue.
How do I visit the festival?
To buy tickets to screenings, you first need to purchase a membership card. The regular tickets are only valid together with a valid membership card. You can also buy a one time ticket, providing you with a temporary membership card and ticket valid for one screening.
Where do I buy membership cards and tickets?
You can purchase membership cards and tickets here at our website, at our Festival Centre at Kulturhuset (mon-fri 11-19, sat-sun 11-17) or at the festival theaters during the festival (7-18 November). Membership cards can also be purchased at Press Stop at Götgatan and at Papercut at Krukmakargatan.
Which films should I see?
The films have been grouped into sections to make it easier for you to navigate. If you like horror movies, have a look at Twilight Zone, if you’re into Asian films you’ll like Asian Images. Read all about the sections in our program magazine or below:
A quick guide to the Stockholm International Film Festival film sections
STOCKHOLM XXIII COMPETITION
Here you find the filmmakers of tomorrow! Only the most exciting and innovative directors, having made no more than three films, can compete for our prestigious prize The Bronze Horse. Read more about the films in this section here.
STOCKHOLM XXIII SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Fifteen short films from all over the world compete for the Aluminum Horse in the Best Short Film category. Among them we find last years' winner of the 1 km Film Scholarship, Gustav Danielsson. He competes with his film »Animals I Killed Last Summer«, which was funded by the scholarship. Read more about the films in this section here.
The most experienced and skilled directors of the festival compete for the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize, whose winner is selected by a jury of film critics. Read more about the films in this section here.
If you’re addicted to film beyond Hollywood, this is your scene. Read more about the films in this section here.
Sun, satire and sizzling city pulse in the strongest films to come out of Latin America and Spain. Read more about the films in this section here.
For more than 10 years, Asian Images has captured the festival audience with its width of films from all over Asia. Read more about the films in this section here.
I the land of twilight you’ll find the mysterious, the nightmarish and the genre crossing. Read more about the films in this section here.
Life’s true stories caught on film. Read more about the films in this section here.
The 2012 spotlight is on power – in the political, in art and in the relationships between individuals. Read more about the films in this section here.
How do I find other festival visitors?
The cinema is the centre ground of the film festival, but if you’d like to socialize as well you should pay our Facebook page a visit, mingle at our festival bars at Berns Veranda, Scandic Grand Central and Story Hotel or go to one of our parties!
What is Face2Face?
Several filmmakers visit the festival, wishing to meet their audiences. After some of the screenings you can meet directors or actors for a short Q&A, where the audience can ask questions. Read more about the Face2Faces
What is a Red Carpet Screening?
The Red Carpets Screenings are gala screenings of our major films. Before the gala screenings you’re welcome to drinks and snacks in the foyer of Skandia. The screening is mostly followed by a Face2Face with a visiting filmmaker or actor. All visitors are welcome to purchase tickets to our gala screenings. Read more about our Red Carpet Screenings