During the spring of 2018 Stockholm International Film Festival will host its 19th film festival for children and youth. Since 2000 the festival has arranged film workshops, the short film competition “1 Minute Film”, and the Stockholm Film Festival Junior which screens films with free admission to everyone between ages six and nineteen.

The main goal of the film festival is to show quality films from every corner of the world, and films which are outside the mainstream film repertoire. The film screenings are combined with individual creative work, discussions and study material for the classroom. In addition to this, each year the festival invites a number of international filmmakers who visit Stockholm to meet the young audience and answer their questions.

The screenings are free of charge for all children, teenagers and teachers. Members of Stockholm International Film Festival are also able see the films free of charge. The tickets are available for booking on our website from February until the last day of the festival.

The festival activities never stop, with film workshops all year round, and workshops in museums around Stockholm that take place during the school holiday week in February and the film festival week in April. The film festival ends with an award ceremony at the movie theater Skandia in Stockholm. At the award ceremony the Bronze Horse is awarded to the Best Film, and the winners of the short film competition “1 Minute Film” are announced and receive awards. Our jury, that selects the winner of Best Film, reflects the Stockholm Film Festival Junior’s audience and therefore consists of a group of children and youth between the ages of 6 to 19.


The Mobile Film Workshops: Our film instructors visit schools throughout the greater Stockholm area to create short films together with the students for a whole school day. The Mobile Film Workshop is available for booking throughout the year.

Film Workshops: Together with Stockholm Film Festival Junior’s film instructors, children and teenagers from 6 to 16 years get to create their own short films in museums around Stockholm during the school holiday week in February.

1 Minute Film: Stockholm Film Festival Junior’s national short film competition for young directors aged 6-19. The only criterion for the competition is that the film is between one and three minutes long.

The Festival, April 16-21, 2018: Free film screenings for children and youth in movie theatres around Stockholm. Tickets will be released in February.

Inspirational Day: A workshop for teachers that focus on how film can be incorporated in teaching and after-school activities.

Industry Day: During the festival, April 16-21, we arrange seminars and work-in-progress presentations for people in the film industry.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about Stockholm Film Festival Junior, do not hesitate to contact:

Lara Hultmark
Film Educator