The Festival of 2017 

The 28th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival contained 150 films from 60 different countries, where a third of the films shown were directed by debutants. The festival was opened with »The Shape of Water« by the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and the festival's two guests of honor were Vanessa Redgrave, who is awarded the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award, and director Pablo Larraín, who is awarded the Stockholm Visionary Award.

The theme for this year's festival is »Change« and is about the great changes, upheavals that our world is facing today with large streams of refugees and the threat of climate change.

This year's festival poster

Winners at Stockholm Film Festival in 2017
 
Best Film:
 Jeune Femme, Léonor Serraille 
Best Director: God’s Own Country, Francis Lee 
Best Debut: I’m Not A Witch, Rungano Nyoni 
Best Script: No Date, No Signature, Vahid Jalilvand and Ali Zarnegar 
Best Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume, Ava 
Best Actress: Antonia Zegers, Los Perros 
Best Actor: Josh O'Connor, God’s Own Country
Best Documentary: For Ahkeem, Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest 
Best Short Film: Retouch, Kaveh Mazaheri 
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Vanessa Redgrave 
Stockholm Visionary Award: Pablo Larraín 
Stockholm Impact Award: Wild Roses, Anna Jadowska. 
Stockholm Rising Star: Gustav Lindh 
1 Km Film Grant: Nyforelsket, Ville Gideon Sörman 
1 Km Film Grant, Honorable Mention: Min Homosyster, Lia Hietala 
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film: Based On A True Story, Roman Polanski 

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