The Festival of 2018

The 29th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival had the spotlight »Democracy in Danger« and a total of 159 films from 60 countries were shown. In the program, a third of the films were directed by debutants. The festival is inaugurated with the world premiere of Anna Odell's »X&Y« with herself and Mikael Persbrandt in the lead roles. The country in focus during this year's festival is Japan.

This year's festival poster

Winners at Stockholm Film Festival of 2018:  

Best Film: Firecrackers, Jasmin Mozaffari 
Best Director: All good, Eva Trobisch 
Best Debut: Skate Kitchen,Crystal Moselle 
Best Script: Capernaümav Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Kabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar 
Best Actress: Michaela Kurimsky, Firecrackers 
Best Actor: Victor Polster, Girl 
Best Cinematography: Hiroshi Okuyama, Jesus 
Best Documentary: Vitaly Manskys, Putin’s Witnesses 
Stockholm Impact Award: Los Silencios, Beatriz Seigner  
Stockholm Rising Star: Alba August  
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Harron 
Stockholm Visionary Award: Asghar Farhadi 
Stockholm Achievement Award: Gunnel Lindblom 
Best Short Film: The Judgement, Raymund Ribay Gutierrez 
1 Km Film Grant: Julia Thelin 
1 Km Film Grant, Honorable Mention: Ernst de Geer 
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film: Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski   

Other prizes awarded during the Stockholm Film Festival are the Swedish Film Institute's new venture Wild Card, where Fanny Ovesen, Jerry Carlsson and Ernst De Geer each receive SEK 400,000 for feature film development. The Swedish Film Institute is also behind Short Pitch, where filmmaker Disa Östrand won financial support for her next short film »Badet«.

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