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.

This year's Stockholm Achievement Award goes to the American actress Uma Thurman."The Queen of Cool" will visit the festival to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive Face2Face. She will walk the Red Carpet and mingle at the gala premiere and take part in the inauguration ceremony, including the unveiling of Ai Weiwei’s ice sculpture.

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.

To celebrate the 25th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival, this year's program is larger than ever – more than 200 films from over 60 countries.

The spotlight theme this year is HOPE and is a celebration to quality movies that without happy endings tell stories that make people grow.


The country in focus this year is Brazil. Through a unique cooperation with Cinema do Brasil, the audience has the possibility to see six Brazilian films, and some of the directors will be attending the festival to present their film. Click here for the festival's full screening program.


The festival is also cooperating with the Brazilian artist Laura Lima. In her project Cinema Shadowfilming and screening of a film happens simultaneously. When the film is completed, it no longer exists. Read more about it here.

Digital screening room

Our principal digital Screening Room, where a selection of the festival’s films will be available for viewing, will be located at The Swedish Film Institute and one screen will be found at Berns Hotel.


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).

The festival is also cooperating with the Brazilian artist Laura Lima. In her project Cinema Shadowfilming and screening of a film happens simultaneously. When the film is completed, it no longer exists. Read more about it here.

Work in Progress

You will now have the opportunity to learn about no less than 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.

Industry Cocktails

From 6 PM evening cocktails will be held at Berns Hotel, exclusively for Industry guests – an excellent venue for networking. This year’s cocktails will be hosted by Cinema do Brasil, The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film & Writers Guild of Sweden, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) & Swedish Film Institute (SFI), the Lars Molin Award with the Writes Guild of Sweden and Swedish Public Service Broadcaster (SVT), C-More, Film Region Stockholm-Mälardalen, 1KM Film, Swedish Frames, STHLM Debut, Variety and NonStop Entertainment.

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.