About us

Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is one of the leading film festivals in Europe. During twelve intense days in November the festival presents 150 film premieres from more than 60 countries. We also arrange exclusive screenings for our members throughout the year, Outdoor screenings (Sommarbio) in August, mobile film workshops for kids and teenagers, Stockholm Film Festival Junior in April and Secret Locations Screenings.

The festival hosts on stage conversations with visiting filmmakers and actors every year. Since its inception, celebrities like Dennis Hopper, Lauren Bacall, Gena Rowlands, Charlotte Rampling, Susan Sarandon, Ang Lee, Andrea Arnold, David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Claire Denis, Elia Kazan, Céline Sciamma, Francis Ford Coppola, Wong Kar-Wai and Uma Thurman have all visited the festival and met the audience at the cinemas.

Stockholm International Film Festival is also recognized for its ability to promote and offer a venue for young and unestablished filmmakers. As many as a third of the films selected for the competition are made by a debuting director and by directors who have made less than 3 films.


Image: Film screening at the Skandia Theatre

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