Women Directors Win Top Awards at Stockholm International Film Festival


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 ChicksThe price enables the director to make a new short film which will be screened during the 2015 Film Festival.