Stockholm has emerged as the leading gateway to the Scandinavian film market. The Industry Days are an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and expand your network.

The festival's Industry Days is a meeting place for Swedish and international film professionals – a great opportunity for distributors and sales agents to connect. As a professional in the film industry, you can apply for an Industry Pass. The pass gives you access to almost all activities during the festival, e.g. Work in Progress presentations, interesting seminars, master classes, cocktails every evening at Berns Hotel exclusively for our industry guests and the festival screenings (subject to availability).

The Industry Days program for 2015 will be publisched on this site later this year.

2014 year's festival

Films at the festival 

Stockholm International Film Festival 2014 was dedicated to Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood's greatest stars. Lauren Bacall visited the festival in the year 2000, when she received The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. 2014 year's recipient of the same award was the British director Mike Leigh. He attended the festival with his latest film Mr. Turner (2014), about the eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner and the 25 last years of his life. 

2014 year's Stockholm Visionary Award did go to the Swedish director Roy Andersson who was awarded the Golden Lion for his film A pigeon sat on branch reflecting on existence. 

2014 year's Stockholm Achievement Award did go to the American actress Uma Thurman."The Queen of Cool"l visited the festival to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive Face2Face.

The world premiere of the much-awaited filming of Klas Östergren's novel Gentlemen directed by Mikael Marcimain opened the 25th Stockholm International Film Festival on November 4th. It was also nominated for a Bronze Horse for Best Film in the prestigious Stockholm XXV Competition.

The spotlight theme was HOPE, as a celebration to quality movies that without happy endings tell stories that make people grow.

The country in focus 2014 was Brazil. Through a unique cooperation with Cinema do Brasil, the audience had the possibility to see six Brazilian films, and some of the directors was attendinging the festival to present their film.


During the Industry Days seminars were held on various topics, e.g. what are film buyers looking for in a production, new and innovative ways to distribute film and why are so many artists making feature films.

Work in Progress

We did learn more about 10 exciting Scandinavian Workin Progress projects: Boys by Alexandra-Therese Kelning based on the August Prized novel, The Circle by Levan Akin, based on the first book in the bestseller Circle trilogy, Swedish drama thriller Flocking by Beata Gårdeler, the Zentorpa produced The Here After by Magnus von Horn, the Danish fantasy The Shamer's Daughter by Kenneth Kainz, Finnish Stupid Young Heart by Selma Vilhunen and four projects from STHLM Debut – An Imaginary Country by Angela Bravo, Children of Their Time by Erik Green Petersson, Detained by Anna Persson & Shaon Chakraborty and Tjuvheder (eng. TBC) by Peter Grönlund.

Master Classes

With the Industry Pass you can attend master classes where internationally renowned filmmakers share their knowledge and expertise.


In 2012 the Industry Office started two
 new talent programs - Stockholm Film Lab och STHLM Debut - where young emerging filmmakers are given the chance to participate in master classes and work shops with established filmmakers and meet both Swedish and international industry professionals.