The Festival of 2016

The 27th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival contained 200 films from 70 countries. The new film section Discovery only presents new directors, which led to a record number of debutants. The Stockholm Visionary Award is given to the French director François Ozon and in Spotlight: Identity, the films are about the journey to a new identity. This year's festival opens with Ken Loach's acclaimed and award-winning film »I, Daniel Blake«. This year's centerpiece is »Birth of a Nation« by Nate Parker. The festival is rounded off with Kenneth Lonergan's »Manchester by the Sea«.

Francis Ford Coppola is in town during the 2016 festival to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. A long-awaited visit from one of the greatest directors of our time who, among other things, shares his thoughts on Donald Trump's inauguration as American president (the morning after the presidential election) during a lecture at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.

This year's festival poster

Winners at Stockholm Film Festival in 2016

Best Film: Godless, Ralitza Petrova 
Best Debut: Sand Storm, Elite Zexer 
Best Debut: Johnny Ma, Old Stone 
Best Script: Johnny Ma, Old Stone 
Best Cinematography: Andrei Butica, Dogs 
Best Actress: Irena Ivanova, Godless 
Best Actor: Kévin Azaïs, A Taste of Ink 
Best Documentary: Hooligan Sparrow, Nanfu Wang 
Stockholm Impact Award: Wayne Roberts, Katie Says Goodbye 
Best Short Film: Imago, Raymund Ribay Gutierrez 
Stockholm Rising Star: Filip Berg 
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film: American Honey, Andrea Arnold 
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Francis Ford Coppola 
Stockholm Visionary Award: François Ozon 
1 Km Film Grant: Frida Kempff, Dear Kid 
iFestival Award: Trial and Error, Antje Heyn 

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