Stockholm Film Festival – How it works!

Stockholm International Film Festival 2020 takes place between 11-22 November, and will screen 75 films from 42 countries. We also arrange seminars and Face2Face. A novelty for this year's festival is our digital platform, Festival on Demand, which makes a large part of this year's program available online.

A QUICK GUIDE TO OUR FILM SECTIONS

Stockholm XXXI Competition 

A section for new and groundbreaking directors.

Stockholm XXXI Documentary Competition 

A section for contemporary and thought-provoking documentaries.

Stockholm Impact Award

Visionary directors behind politically charged films compete for one of the largest film awards in the world. The winner receives 1 million SEK. Stockholm Impact Award is presented in co-operation with the City of Stockholm. The award itself is designed by the world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Stockholm XXXI Short Film Competition 

A section for world-class short films.

Special Presentations

From Bergman to new and promising directors.

Open Zone

Some of the world’s most acclaimed directors compete for the FIPRESCI-prize.

American Independents

Films from the independent minds of American contemporary directors.

Icons

A showcase of cinema’s leading actors and actresses.

Discovery

Powerful discoveries and new stories from new directors.

Documania

The most vivid biopics, documentaries and real-life stories of the year.

1 km film

A short film section and competition for young and promising Swedish filmmakers.

FACE2FACE

Stockholm International Film Festival presents an opportunity to have in-depth discussions with directors and actors. During our Face2face events, the audience is given the opportunity to interact with visiting actors, directors and our special guests.

RED CARPET

Our biggest films gets the Red Carpet-treatment. We roll out the red carpet and drinks and snacks are served in the lobby before the screening. In 2020, drinks and snacks will be offered inside the cinema while guests are being seated. Directors and actors are often invited to the screenings and take part in a Face2Face-conversation after the film.

All our Red Carpet-screenings are open to the public.

BE IN TIME FOR THE SCREENING

Remember to arrive on time as you will not be allowed access your seat once the screening has started. Red Carpet events begin 15 minutes before the screening. 

SCHOOL CINEMA

Stockholm International Film Festival collaborates with School Cinema (Skolbio) in order to spread the culture of film and cinema to younger generations. School Cinema is especially dedicated to students and kids from the City of Stockholm.

Stockholm International Film Festival provides students, from the age of 15, the opportunity to see new films from all around the world for only 30 SEK per film.

For more information on School Cinema, please contact us at: junior@stockholmfilmfestival.se

OUR FESTIVAL CINEMAS

Skandia

Drottninggatan 82

Park

Sturegatan 18

Zita

Birger Jarlsgatan 37

Filmhuset

Borgvägen 1

Capitol

Sankt Eriksgatan 82

Saga

Kungsgatan 24

Our Festival Cinemas open approximately 15 minutes before the first screening, every day, between 11-22 November.

A SAFE FILM FESTIVAL

Your safety at the screenings is our top priority. We continue to follow the advice and restrictions applied by Folkhälsomyndigheten due to the current pandemic. A maximum amount of 50 seated guests inside the cinemas, assigned by our staff with a distance of at least 1 meter between each seat, has been applied. Hand sanitizers are always offered and all visitors are encouraged to keep their distance, both indoors and outdoors. Furthermore, visitors and employees are encouraged to stay home at the slightest symptom.

By working together we will manage to arrange a safe film filmfestival in November.

CONTACT

If you are a festival member and have questions regarding your membership or ticketing, please visit our FAQ page. If you have any other questions or if you want to contact a specific person or department, please consult our Contact page.

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