In collaboration with the City of Stockholm, The Stockholm Film Festival has for the third year the honor of presenting the prestigious Stockholm Impact Award. The winning director receives the award designed by world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei, as well as a cash prize of one million Swedish kronor – making it one of the world’s largest film prizes. This year, an entire night is dedicated completely to the Impact Award.

The Award ceremony is held on Wednesday, November 15 at 4.30 p.m. in Foajé 3, at the Stockholm House of Culture. In conjunction with the award ceremony, a panel discussion on the pressing topics raised by the Impact films will be held. Moderated by Andrea Reuter, the discussion will, in addition to the winning director, also feature Saga Becker, Malin Levanon, Anna Serner, Bahar Pars and Roger Mogert. The event is free but seats are limited, so arrive early to claim a spot. You can find more information on the event here! The winning film was screened the same night at 6 p.m. at Klarabiografen. 

The Stockholm Impact Award 2017 went to Wild Roses by Anna Jadowska. 

Photo: Katriina Mäkinen

The nominated films 2017: 

Cardinals by Grayson Moore & Aidan Shipley

The Last Verse av Ying-Ting Tseng 

My Pure Land av Sarman Masud 

Searing Summer av Ebrahim Irajzad 

Wild Roses av Anna Jadowska