Stockholm Impact Award is one of the world’s biggest film prizes and will be handed out by the Stockholm Film Festival in collaboration with The City of Stockholm for the second time. The purpose of the prize is to highlight the possibility of film to create change and debate through the depiction of contemporary subjects. The prize amount of 1 million SEK will help the winner in the development of new film projects. The winner will also receive an award designed by the acclaimed artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei.
“I am very glad that Stockholm and Stockholm Film Festival for the second year hands out Stockholm Impact Award. The prize strengthens Stockholm as an attractive film city. My clear ambition is that more filmmakers use Stockholm as their film location. That creates jobs, provides income to the city and business and markets Stockholm’s place in the world,” says Karin Wanngård (s), Mayor of Stockholm.
Stockholm International Film Festival and The City of Stockholm instituted the prize Stockholm Impact Award last year and 2015’s winner was the Indian director Leena Yadav for her film Parched.
The nominees for Stockholm Impact Award 2016 are:
Maria Govan for Play The Devil
Hussein Hassan for The Dark Wind
Wayne Roberts for Katie Says Goodbye
Adrian Sitaru for The Fixer
Yao Tian for 500M800M
Roland Vranik for The Citizen