Industry accreditation 2021

Welcome to the 32nd Stockholm International Film Festival November 10-21 2021 and the Industry Days November 16-18!

The regular Industry Pass will give access to the events taking place in Stockholm as well as our digital platform. This pass will also give access to the physical screenings (subject to availability, with reservation for change depending on the current situation regarding covid-19). The Student Industry Pass gives the same access, with a reduced price.

For those of you who will participate from another country or outside of Stockholm, we have a specific category just for you. The Industry Pass Online accreditation will give you access to our digital platform were all the industry events will be posted during our Industry Days. This way, you can still take part in the industry events, even from a distance!

The Program can be found further down on this side!

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Last year we invited Ludwig Göransson for a digital masterclass, and we decided to make this an ongoing event, and this year we are very honored to present a Masterclass with Daniel Espinosa.

Few directors have managed to make as big of an impact on the Swedish film scene and contemporary culture as Daniel Espinosa did with his instant classic Fast Money in 2010. However, this was only the beginning of a prolific international career that’s given us films like Safe House, Child 44 and Life. With his first Marvel production Morbius on the way, Daniel isn’t showing signs of stopping anytime soon. 

In his masterclass, Daniel will give us insight into his journey as an international filmmaker. We will hear more about his creative process and what goes into directing the type of suspenseful action that he does so well. 

We invite you to join us in this intimate discussion with one of Sweden’s most successful international directors. 

RSVP opens November 3rd.


Scandinavian melancholia is a phenomenon often discussed when it comes to Nordic cinema, yet few creators have managed to capture it as aptly as Joachim Trier. Famous for his psychologically complex and character-driven storytelling through films like Thelma, Louder Than Bombs and The Oslo Trilogy - consisting of films Reprise, Oslo, August 31st and The Worst Person In The World - Joachim has made a name for himself both in the Nordic and international film scene. 

A veteran at Stockholm International Film Festival, Trier receives his third Bronze Horse Awards this year when accepting our Stockholm Visionary Award 2021. 

In his masterclass, moderated by Jon Asp, Joachim will share his experience with narrative filmmaking and directing intellectually captivating, aesthetically beautiful films. He will discuss his creative process and what it takes to create meaningful cinematic art. 

We welcome you to join us for an intimate dialogue with one of Northern Europe’s most renown directors. 

RSVP Opens November 3rd.

Seminars, presentations and panel discussions:


In celebration of the long awaited comeback of the temporarily slowed down culture industry, we invite you to join us while we look ahead into the future of the Swedish film industry. The discussion will be focused on future prospects and challenges for the Swedish film industry, and will bring up important issues such as equality, representation, artistic vision and financial support. The topics will be highly relevant for anyone and everyone in the film industry. 

Joining us for this panel will be Jon Asp (POV Film), Anna Croneman (Head of Drama at SVT) and Lisa Langseth (writer and director). The event is moderated by journalist Hynek Pallas, and will be held in Swedish. More participants will be released shortly. 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


Film Stockholm AB is a regional film fund owned by Region Stockholm and run in close collaboration with the City of Stockholm. Their mission is to help develop and nurture Stockholm’s film and television industry, through co-production, talent development and film commission services. The presentation will be hosted by Kristina Colliander (CEO of Film Stockholm AB) and Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermelin (Senior co-production executive – feature and TV drama). Paola Ciliberto (Head of Department of Culture, Region Gotland) will also participate.  

Stockholm Film Commission is a part of Film Stockholm AB and provides a way of smooth communication between the film industry and authorities, property owners and any other organisations that might be relevant to your film production. In this presentation, hosted by Daniel Chilla (Stockholm Film Commissioner at Film Stockholm AB), we get to learn more about the technicalities of filming in Stockholm.    

There will be a Q&A with the hosts after each presentation.  

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


Costa Brava, Lebanon tackles the issue of sustainability, both on and off screen. Focusing the narrative around the 2014 ‘garbage crisis’ in Lebanon, the filmmakers made sure to back up the film’s political message by using sustainable methods for every step of production. The end result is a strong political statement, and a film that sets an example for what the future of sustainable filmmaking could look like.    

In this seminar, Bassam Alasad from Greener Screen will share some of his expert knowledge about sustainable film production. One of the producers of Costa Brava, Lebanon, Myriam Sassine, will walk us through the process and experience of working on a sustainable production. 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


The number of female directors who are making a name for themselves in the film industry has seen a major increase in the past couple of years, and continues to grow. This past year alone, several film festivals saw a number of female directors take home big prizes. This panel will discuss female directing in the past year, and the future of a more gender diverse film industry. 

Joining the panel is Luána Bajrami (director), Nathalie Álvarez Mesén (director) and Anna Serner (former CEO of SFI). More panel participants is to come! 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


The advancement of technology has always been at the forefront of filmmaking. In modern times, a big part of this evolution has been focused on distribution platforms and how we consume film. With streaming platforms seeing such huge success on the market, it has become more and more common for streamers to move beyond distribution and into the world of production. Join us as we meet successful streaming companies HBO Max, Nordic Entertainment Group, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and hear their thoughts on the future of nordic film production in a digitalized society. 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


In this seminar, with the help of a diverse collection of creators from different areas of production, we will dive deeper into discussions about motivation, aspiration and influence. Joining the conversation is the director of the film The Hill Where Lionesses Roar, Luàna Bajrami. 

The program also includes inspiring mini-lecture by film professor Nadi Tofighian and an update on current Moving Sweden projects as well as the previous Wild Card winners Sebastian Johansson Micci, Elsa Rosengren and Nathalie Álvarez Mesén. The program will be wrapped up by the announcement of this year’s Wild Card winners. 

The seminar is a collaboration between Stockholm International Film Festival, The Swedish Film Institute and SVT.  

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


The only woman in Afghanistan to hold a PhD in film, director Sahraa Karimi was appointed the first female Head of the Afghan National Film Organisation in 2019. After the Taliban took siege of Afghanistan, Karimi fled her home country in August 2021 and her title was handed over to a man. Karimi will be Head of this year’s festival jury committee and will be joining us for an inspiring panel, discussing the rights of women and workers in the culture industry. 

This panel is made possible by the support of the Swedish Institute.  

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


Works In Progress welcomes a selection of directors and producers to present their ongoing projects, at any stage of development in pre- or post-production. The result is an exciting opportunity for professionals from all parts of the film industry to find new collaborations and investments. This goes hand in hand with our festival’s mission to highlight and distribute creative works, and bring the industry closer together.  

- Baby Pyramid, Cecilie McNair 
- Madame Luna,Daniel Espinosa 
- To Set a Prisoner Free, Joachim Vogel 
- Den siste våren, Franciska Seifert Eliasse 
- To Practice (Å øve), Laurens Pérol 
- UFO Sweden, Crazy Pictures 
- Mini Zlatan and Uncle Darling, Christian Lo 
- Dialogpolisen, Susanna Edwards 
- La Vida Es Un Musical, Patty Pajak 
- Lykke Post Partum, Alexe Landgren, Karen Helene Haugaard 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 



Come join us on the first evening of Stockholm Industry Days and mingle together with the Industry at Alma. Let’s celebrate the talents and industry finally being able to meet and network after the first day.  

When: November 16th 18.00-20.00 

Where: Alma 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


Ström Advokatbyrå is a boutique law firm focusing entirely on the media and entertainment sector. Our lawyers have advised and evolved the successful Swedish creative industry for more than 30 years. Join us for a cocktail after the Female New Wave seminar and the 1KM film screening, to mingle with the industry!  

When: November 17th 18.00-20.00 

Where: Alma 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 


The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film (Scen & Film) represents professional performers, and creative workers from the entertainment, creative and cultural industries. Their focus is to improve working conditions for all members.

The Writers Guild of Sweden (Dramatikerförbundet) is an association for screenwriters, playwrights and translators of dramatic text. Their aim is to strengthen writers' occupations by being active on all fronts where copyright is an issue.  

Join us for a drink after the Masterclass with Daniel Espinosa, to finish off the Industry Days in style!  

When: November 18th 18.00-20.00 

Where: Alma 

RSVP is needed and opens November 3rd. 

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