Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 goes to director Mike Leigh


This year’s Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is granted one of Europe’s most exceptional directors, Mike Leigh. During an exclusive Face2Face seminar, following the premiere of his latest film Mr. Turner, Leigh will be presented the Bronze Horse, and meet the audience.

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Festival directors show their support for Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof


Director Mohammad Rasoulof (Manuscripts Don’t Burn) recently had his passport confiscated and is forbidden to leave Iran. Stockholm International Film Festival wants to show its support and put the spotlight on the fact that many filmmakers are not able to perform their work without the influence of censorship.

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Here’s how you’ll get the most out of your festival experience!

2013.11.07 Finally the 24th Stockholm Film Festival has started – Here’s how you’ll get the most out of your festival experience!

You’ve read the magazine, you’ve bought your tickets and you’re finally ready to sink your teeth into the festival. But what’s the best way to know about everything that’s going on? Relax; we’ve got you covered.

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Photos from the festival 2013


Here you find the best pictures from the 2013 Stockholm International FIlm Festival: meet our guests at the red carpet, on their Face2Faces and our parties as well as portraits of our visiting filmmakers.

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The Stockholm Film Festival’s protest outside the Chinese Embassy


For the first time in the history of the Stockholm Film Festival, one of its jury members – world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei – will be unable to attend the festival. This is the result of the Chinese government forbidding him from traveling outside the country.

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Director Peter Greenaway receives Stockholm Visionary Award 2013


Stockholm Visionary Award goes to the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway. Greenaway will be present in Stockholm to receive the Bronze Horse on November 8 and meet the audience during an exclusive Face2Face.

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12 Years a Slave opens Stockholm International Film Festival 2013


Steve McQueen’s historic drama opens Stockholm International Film Festival and is nominated in the prestigous ”Stockholm XXIV Competition” – where it could win the 7,3 kilo bronze horse for ”Best Film”.

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Internationally acclaimed Swedish debut film to compete in the Bronze Horse section


The Swedish artist and filmmaker Anna Odell was awarded at the Venice Film Festival for best debut film with The Reunion (Återträffen). The film has now been nominated to the prestigious ”Stockholm XXIV Competition” selection at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

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Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 awarded to Claire Denis


This year's Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award goes to one of our most challenging and respected filmmakers. During an exclusive seminar, after the premiere of her latest film Bastards, she will recieve the Bronze Horse and meet the audience.

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Director Mohammad Rasoulof being held in Iran


Mohammad Rasoulof, whose film Manuscripts Don’t Burn will be shown at the Stockholm International Film Festival, has had his passport confiscated and he is now being prohibited from leaving Iran.

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Ai Weiwei announced as 2013 Stockholm International Film Festival jury member


The festival jury is each year represented of renowned personalities from the film industry, but with one seat dedicated to a personality from an art form other than film. This year the seat will be filled by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

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