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.

Industry Days 2014, November 12-15 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 programme for 2014 is in the making, so check this website regularly for updates.

Films at the festival 

Stockholm International Film Festival dedicates its 25th festival 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. This year's recipient of the same award is the British director Mike Leigh. He will attend 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. The film premieres at the festival on November 8, when also a Face2Face is held.

This year's Stockholm Visionary Award goes to the Swedish director Roy Andersson who was awarded the Golden Lion for his film A pigeon sat on branch reflecting on existence. Mr. Andersson will receive the Bronze Horse at the Nordic premiere during the festival and also meet the audience in a Face2Face.

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

With an Industry Pass you can attend most screenings. Among the 180 films that will be shown during the festival are Mommy by the 25 year old boy wonder Xavier Dolan, a film about a single mother’s stormy relation with her son, the drama Camp X-Ray about forbidden love at Guantanamo Bay, the documentary Mr Leos CaraX, music video director Daniel Wolfe’s first feature film Catch Me Daddy about a girl on the run from her tyrannic father and Blowfly Park a Swedish psychological thriller starring Sverrir Gudnason (Guldbagge award winner best supporting actor 2014) and Malin Buska (winner of the Stockholm International Film Festival award Rising Star 2011). Full screening programme will be available October 14.

The Industry Pass also gives you access to our digital Screening Room where a selection of the festival’s films will be available for viewing.


During the Industry Days seminars will be 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 (in collaboration with the art gallery Bonniers Konsthall).

Work in Progress

New, exciting film projects are revealed during our Industry Days, e.g. The Circle by Levan Akin, based on the first book in the bestseller Circle trilogy, Swedish drama thriller Flocking by Beata Gårdeler, the Danish fantasy The Shamer's Daughter by Kenneth Kainz, the Swedish/Polish/FrenchThe Here After by Magnus von Horn, several projects from STHLM Debut and Boys based on the August Prize rewarded novel with the same name, directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining.

Industry Cocktails

From 6 PM cocktails will be held at Berns Hotel, exclusively for Industry guests – an excellent venue for networking.

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.

Stockholm Industry Office

Located at Berns Hotel, Näckströmsgatan 8, Berzelii Park, Stockholm and open 9 AM-7 PM every day during the festival November 5-16. Here you can collect your Industry Pass and your personal copy of the Industry Guide.

Take advantage of our special festival deals on hotels and airfares that comes with your industry pass
Check the offers page here for details.