The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival set many records including female award winners, with French director Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood winning the top prize. The film is a tale of class identity and belonging. It fills a gap among the stories that are traditionally told about Paris. The award for Best First Film went to July Jung for A Girl at my Door. Ninja Thyberg won the 1 Km Film scholarship with her short film Hot Chicks. The price enables the director to make a new short film which will be screened during the 2015 Film Festival.
The Telia Film Award went to Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10 000 km. Canadian director Xavier Dolan visited the festival with his latest feature, Mommy. The film won the Silver Audience Award.
This year’s Stockholm Visionary Award went to Roy Andersson and the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mike Leigh. Uma Thurman visited the Festival, and was presented with a Bronze Horse for the Stockholm Achievement Award.
Next year’s Stockholm Film Festival will be November 11 through 22, 2015