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Stockholm International Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival (Festival Centre at Kulturhuset, Sergels torg, Stockholm)– this 12-day event (held every November) showcases Swedish and international film productions (including new films from Hollywood).  The festival is also recognized for its ability to promote and offer a venue for young and up-and-coming filmmakers.  As many as a third of the films selected are made by a debuting director and only directors who have made less than 3 films are selected for the competition.  The goal of the Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the selection of films in Sweden with creative new films of high quality and to offer the visitor an orientation within modern film to stimulate a continuing debate.  Regular audience members must purchase a Festival membership card in order to buy tickets for film screenings.