The Festival of 2012

The 23rd edition of the Stockholm Film Festival contains more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. One third of the films in the program are created by a female director. This year's Stockholm Film Festival opens with the acclaimed political thriller »Call Girl« by Mikael Marcimain, the middle film is Robert Zemecki's »Flight« with Denzel Washington and rounds off the festival with Paul Thomas Anderson's circulating »The Master«.

This year's spotlight is »Power«. This year's Stockholm Visionary Award goes to the uncompromising Jacques Audiard who previously enchanted the audience with »The Beat That My Heart Skipped« and »A Prophet«. He visits the festival with the strong drama »Rust and Bone«. Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the Swedish legend Jan Troell. In addition, the festival welcomes one of the world's best actors, the multifaceted Willem Dafoe, who is awarded the Stockholm Achievement Award.

When the film icon, director and actor Peter Fonda arrives at the festival as Chairman of the jury, he makes his entrance in style, escorted to the Skandia theatre by a local motorcycle gang.

This year's festival poster

Winners at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2012 

Best Film: ”Lore”, Cate Shortland 
Best Debut:
 Benh Zeitlin, ”Beasts of the Southern Wild” 
Best Script:
 Andrew Dominik, ”Killing Them Softly” 
Best Actress:
 Saskia Rosendahl, ”Lore” 
Best Actor: 
Tim Roth, ”Broken” 
Best Cinematography:
 Adam Arkapaw, ”Lore” 
Best Sctore: 
Max Richter, ”Lore” 
Honorable Mention: Eloise Laurence, ”Broken” & Karzan Kader, ”Bekas”
Best Short Film:
 "Curfew", Shawn Christensen
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film: ”Everyday”, Michael Winterbottom 

Stockholm Film Festival, Feature Film Grant: Amanda Adolfsson, ”Unga Sophie Bell”. 
Telia Film Award: ”Una Noche”, Lucy Mulloy 
Silver Audience Award
: ”Call Girl”, Mikael Marcimain. 
1 Km Film Grant:
 Johanna Paulsdotter,”Århundradets brott” 
Honorable Mention: 
Michael Rendell, ”Indrivaren”
 ”Benjamin´s Flowers”, Malin Erixon 
Viasat Film Rising Star: Nermina Lukac 
Stockholm Achievement Award: Willem Dafoe 
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award
: Jan Troell  
Stockholm Visionary Award: Jacques Audiard  

Photo: Willem Dafoe, By:Carla Orrego Veliz

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