The 2014 Silver Audience Award goes to Xavier Dolan’s Mommy
The Stockholm International Film Festival’s audience has spoken. Together the festival’s audience has voted Mommy, by Xavier Dolan, to win best film.
In collaboration with the film channel Silver, the Stockholm Film Festival lets the audience choose their favorite film. This year’s Silver Audience Award goes to Xavier Dolan’s Mommy. Dolan visited the festival during its first week, and met the audience in an exclusive Face2Face.
The Silver Audience Award was granted for the first time in 2009, when The Cove, by Louie Psihoyos received the most votes. Other award winning films include Jonathan Levine’s 50/50, and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.
There are three ways for the audience to vote: at the theatre after a film has been screened, at the festival website, or through the festival voting app. Each film in the festival program has been in the running, and votes were cast until the last day of the festival, Sunday November 16. This year, a record number of audience members voted - almost 8000.
Mommy premieres in Swedish cinemas January 9, 2015. Swedish distributor: NonStop Entertainment.
The following 10 films received the most votes:
1. Mommy by Xavier Dolan
2. Birdman by Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu
3. The Salt of The Earth by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado och Wim Wenders
4. Whiplash by Damien Chazelle
5. Red Army by Gabe Polsky
6. The Good Lie by Philippe Falardeau
7. The Imitation Game by Morten Tyldum
8. Girlhood by Céline Sciamma
9. A Girl at My Door by July Jung
10. Trash by Stephen Daldry
This year’s most watched films:
Birdman by Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu
The Imitation Game by Morten Tyldum
Dear White People by Justin Simien
Gentlemen by Mikael Marcimain
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy
Wild by Jean-Marc Vallée
Girlhood by Céline Sciamma
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh
Foxcatcher by Bennet Miller
A Pigeon sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence by Roy Andersson
Maps To the Stars by David Cronenberg
Dyke Hard by Bitte Andersson
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby by Ned Benson
Young Sophie Bell by Amanda Adolfsson
Whiplash by Damien Chazelle
Trash by Stephen Daldry
The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpitskiy
Black Coal, Thin by Ice Yi’nan Dao
Red Army by Gabe Polsky
Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Christel Lindgren, press manager
Felix Bergenholtz, press secretary
The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival November 5-16 2014.
Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festivals in Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 200 films from more than 60 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema – an outdoor mini-festival. Every year in spring the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age.
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