28th Annual

Stockholm International Film Festival

November 08, 2017 to November 19, 2017

Add to Watchlist Qualify this Project
International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
PO Box 3136
Stockholm Stockholm 10362
Sweden
Phone: +46(0)86775000
program@stockholmfilmfestival.se
http://www.stockholmfilmfestival...

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

International Feature Films
Non-Swedish films with runtimes of 72 minutes or longer.

Note: SIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, Nordic premieres (i.e Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland). We will accept submissions that have already premiered in the nordic region, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. Our absolute minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
For Stockholm Impact we prefer World Premiere but accept International or European premiere.
International Feature Documentaries
Non-Swedish documentary films with runtimes of 72 minutes or longer.

Note: SIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, Nordic premieres (i.e Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland). We will accept submissions that have already premiered in the nordic region, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. Our absolute minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
For Stockholm Impact we prefer World Premiere but accept International or European premiere.
International Short Films
Non-Swedish short films with runtimes of 30 minutes or shorter.

Note: SIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, Nordic premieres (i.e Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland). We will accept submissions that have already premiered in the nordic region, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. Our absolute minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
For iFestival our minimum requirement is Internet premiere.
Swedish Feature Films
Swedish films with runtimes of 72 minutes or longer.

Note: SIFF prefers that all Swedish feature films presented are, at minimum, World Premiere. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in the nordic region, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. Our absolute minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
For Stockholm Impact we prefer World Premiere but accept International or European premiere.
Swedish Feature Documantaries
Swedish documentary films with runtimes of 72 minutes or longer.

Note: SIFF prefers that all Swedish feature films presented are, at minimum, World Premiere. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in the nordic region, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. Our absolute minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
For Stockholm Impact we prefer World Premiere but accept International or European premiere.
Swedish Short Films
Swedish short films with runtimes of 30 minutes or shorter.

Note: SIFF prefers that all Swedish feature films presented are, at minimum, World Premiere. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in the nordic region, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. Our absolute minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
For iFestival our minimum requirement is internet premiere.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Our mission is to promote the directors of tomorrow. With a passion for visionary filmmaking we celebrate creativity, diversity and independence in the art of cinema.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

With 27 years of experience, Stockholm International Film Festival continues to explore and promote the great directors of tomorrow and is established as one of the leading film festival in Europe. With a passion for visionary filmmaking the festival keeps on pushing forward the boundaries of cinema.

Founded in 1990 by a group of film enthusiasts, Stockholm International Film Festival has evolved to become one of the major annual cultural events in Sweden.

During the 27th Stockholm International Film Festival over 200 films from 70 countries were presented to more than 140.000 visitors, 450 journalists and 300 film professionals.

Previous guests include Francis Ford Coppola, Ken Loach, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jacques Audiard, Andrea Arnold, Wes Anderson, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, Darren Aronofsky, Gus Van Sant, Claire Denis, Xavier Dolan, Quentin Tarantino and Ai Wei Wei.

ORGANIZERS

George Ivanov (Program Director); Git Scheynius (Festival director); Maria Razakamboly; Maria Razakamboly (Programer); Pilar Baettig Gaete (Accountant); Tor Nyman (Program coordinator)

GENERAL RULES

- We only accept submissions through Withoutabox.
- We only accept digital submissions (i.e. private Vimeo link or similar online video service).
- For your film to be considered by the programing staff the correct fee must be paid in full.
- Please note that to be selected for the Stockholm Impact competition we require at least European premiere. For iFestival the minimum requirement is Internet premiere. For other sections our minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
- 1 Km Film is only open for Swedish short films.
- Stockholm International Film Festival is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the applicant not have adhered to rules, set out here or below.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

REGULATIONS
THE 27TH STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL 8-19 NOVEMBER 2017

– 1 –
The Stockholm International Film Festival is organized by the foundation of the same name and is supported by the Swedish Film Institute, the City of Stockholm and is accredited by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).
– 2–
The purpose of the Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the forum for innovative quality films in Scandinavia beyond what is currently available through commercial outlets and traditional film institutions.
– 3–
The 27th annual Stockholm International Film festival November 8-19 2017 consists of the following main sections:
I - Stockholm XXVIII Competition. Groundbreaking directors compete for the heaviest award on the festival circuit, the Bronze Horse. Open to directors making their first, second or third dramatic feature.
II - Stockholm XXVIII Documentary Competition. Personal and original documentaries from around the world in competition for the Bronze Horse.
III - Stockholm Impact. Bold films on pressing contemporary issues compete for 1 million SEK (approx. 120 000 USD) and an award designed by Ai Wei Wei. International or European premiere required.
IV - Open Zone. The most influential directors in world cinema are contenders for the FIPRESCI award.
V - American Independents. The United States of America through the eyes of its most independent filmmakers.
VI - Icons. A showcase of the leading actors and actresses in cinema.
VII - Discovery. Powerful and diverse stories from debut directors.
VIII - Twilight Zone. Mind-bending genre films suited for the darkest hours.
IX- Documania. The most vital biopic docs and real stories of the year.
X - Spotlight. A section focused on a current cinematic theme. 2016 year’s Spotlight was Identity.
XI - Stockholm XXVIII Short Film Competition. Edgy shorts from across the globe in competition.
XI - iFestival - Competition. Exciting short films that compete on the official festival website. Stockholm International
Film Festival was the first festival in the world with a section online. Internet premiere required.
– 4–
If a film has had it's world premiere prior to January 1st 2017 it is not eligible. The film shall not have been broadcasted, publicly screened, screened at any festival in Sweden (i.e. Göteborg Film Festival, Tempo Film Festival, Monsters of Film, Lund Fantastisk Film Festival, Uppsala Shortfilm Festival etc.) or made available to the public as VOD or in any other way.
–5 –
Following the decision of an official festival jury of film critics, filmmakers, actors and producers, the Stockholm International Film Festival Awards will be presented to competing feature films in the following categories: Best Film (Bronze Horse), Best Documentary (Bronze Horse), Best Screenplay (Aluminium Horse), Best Director (Aluminium Horse), Best Cinematography (Aluminium Horse), Best Actor (Aluminium Horse), Best Actress (Aluminium Horse), Best First Feature Film. (Aluminium Horse), Best Short Film (Aluminium Horse). The winner of the Impact award receives 1 million SEK and an award designed by Ai Wei Wei.
– 6 –
Preview screeners accepted as secure online links only. Please refrain from changing the link address or password. If you do, please notify the program department immediately or the film will not be considered.
All submissions fitting the festival's requirements are screened by the programing committee. The reports and decisions of the programing committee are final and confidential. Please note the premiere requirements under section 4.

– 7 –
All films must be cleared with the Stockholm International Film Festival program committee in order to be part of the festival.
– 8 –
It is the responsibility of the participants to make sure that the rights to their films are cleared for the festival screenings before a film is submitted.
– 9 –
The submission deadline is August 31, 2017. By this date the entry form must have been filled out and the film delivered to the festival.
– 10 –
Entries must be presented with their original soundtrack. Films that are not in English in the original version must have english subtitles.
– 11 –
If the rights of the film are transfered to any third party (distributor/sales agent) it is the responsibility of the original rights owner to inform and guarantee that the commitment to screen the film at the festival is fulfilled.
-12-
Participating films must in all cases be delivered to the festival no later than 14 days before the first screening unless special arrangements are made with the festival. If prints require KDM, these must be sent to the festival one week prior to screening. The festival does not cover the costs associated with the creation of KDM's. The festival does not cover the costs associated with the creation of the screening copy.
– 13 –
Each film will be shown at least on three and at the most on five occasions. The Stockholm International Film Festival will not give any financial compensation for the film screenings (i.e. screening fee).
Any additional screenings will be held according to specific agreement between the festival and the rights owners concerned according to Article 24 of the FIAPF International Regulations.
- 14 -
The festival will cover all the shipping and handling charges of film(s) to Stockholm prepaid door to door via UPS. Please note that rights owners must follow the festivals shipping instructions closely and respect deadlines. The festival takes responsibility for the insurance of the films while they are in Stockholm. Participants must pay all subsequent transportation charges from Stockholm prepaid door to door. In case the participants do not agree to ship their film(s) to Stockholm prepaid, they must use the official festival shipper. The festival agrees to pay for shipping charges only if the Stockholm Film Festival ́s account is being used and shipping instructions given by the festival are followed.
– 15 –
All prints will be returned no later than two weeks after the closing of the festival. Films will be sent to the original sender’s address unless otherwise specified.
– 16 –
Participation in the Stockholm International Film Festival is conditional upon a strict compliance with its rules. In questionable cases the festival organizers will base their decisions on the rules outlined by the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF), which recognizes the Stockholm International Film Festival since 1991.
- To be considered a Swedish short film the film must be produced in Sweden and/or be produced by a Swedish director and/or producer. The latter is defined as either Swedish residents and/or a company registered in Sweden.

We will notify everyone on our decision mid-October at the latest. Please note that the festival will not answer any inquires regarding selection status.

By submitting your film you are accepting the regulations set forth by the festival herein, in accordance with FIAPF, and you agree on the following:

That you are the rights holder of the submitted film or have the necessary mandate to act on it's behalf in order to authorize screening and participation at Stockholm International Film Festival.

Your film has not been screened publicly in Sweden prior to the festival and has not been made available publicly online.

If your film is submitted as a work-in-progress it will be finalized no later than October 1st 2017.

That your film will be made available in the festival screening library powered by Cinando and exclusively open to accredited press and industry professionals only.

Hereby the rights holder accepts the festival Regulations and grants the festival the right to screen the film (up to 5 times, note that the winner of Best Film in the Stockholm XXVIII Competition is screened a 6th time) in Official Selection of the 28th Stockholm International Film Festival regardless section. Should the film be acquired by any local distributor after the film has been submitted for our review then the present rights holder guarantees that this commitment will be taken on by that distributor. If the film is confirmed for Stockholm Film Festival XXVIII Competition the rights holder commits to inform the director(s) that they are invited to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm on November 17 2017.