Stockholm Film Festival – How it works!

Between 8-19 November 2023, the Stockholm International Film Festival takes over the capital's cinemas and shows films from all over the world. In addition to film screenings, we also arrange seminars, Face2Face conversations with international filmmakers and more. The festival will take place at the cinemas Skandia, Victoria, Sture, Zita, Filmhuset and Klarabiografen. We look forward to welcoming the audience to a vibrant festival with innovative films and exciting guests from all over the world - both established filmmakers and stars of the future!

2022's country in focus was Ukraine, a country that has had great success in film for a number of years. Last year's winner for Best Film at the Stockholm Film Festival was the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov with the film ››Rhino‹‹. The festival wants to highlight the uncertain future that the Ukrainian film industry now faces and Ukraine needs all the support we can show and contribute to.

Last year we also offered parts of the festival program via the digital platform Festival on Demand, where you can stream parts of the festival's program online. The films can be seen all over Sweden, which means that we were the whole of Sweden's film festival in 2022 as well!

To be able to go to the screenings, you start of by purchasing a festival membership and then you can buy tickets for the films you want to see during the festival period. Purchased tickets are saved on your digital membership. If you don't want to become a festival member, you can instead buy a try out ticket, which gives you a temporary membership/ticket to a screening. If you have bought try out tickets, then show your order confirmation directly at the entrance to the cinema.


Stockholm XXXI Competition 

A section for new and groundbreaking directors.

Stockholm XXXI Documentary Competition 

A section for contemporary and thought-provoking documentaries.

Stockholm XXXI Short Film Competition 

A section for world-class short films.

Special Presentations

From Bergman to new and promising tv-series.

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.


A showcase of cinema’s leading actors and actresses.


Powerful discoveries and new stories from new directors.

1 km film

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


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. Our Face2Face events will both be digital, and live on stage.


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. 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.


Remember to arrive on time as you will not be allowed access your seat once the screening has started. Red Carpet events begin 30 minutes before the screening. 

Our Festival Cinemas open approximately 15 minutes before the first screening, every day, between 10-21 November.


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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