The 2015 Audience Award goes to Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s film Mustang

The Stockholm International Film Festival’s audience has spoken. Together they have voted Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven to win the Audience Award.

Every year, the Stockholm Film Festival lets the audience choose their favourite film. This year’s Audience Award goes to Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang. Mustang was also awarded with an Aluminium Horse for Best Script, written by Alice Winocour, director of Maryland, and Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

The Audience Award was awarded for the first time in 2009, with The Cove by Louie Psihoyos receiving the most votes. Other winning films include Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy.

There are three ways for the audience to vote: at the cinema after a film has been screened, at the Festival website or through the Festival app. The votes were cast until the last day of the festival, Sunday November 22.

Mustang premieres in Swedish cinemas March 4, 2016. Swedish distributor: Scanbox Entertainment.

Following films received the most votes:
1. Mustang
2. Wolfpack
3. Suffragette
4. Carol
5. Angry Indian Goddesses
6. Virgin Mountain
7. Mediterranea
8. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
9. Taxi Teheran
10. Louder than bombs

Press contact:
Christina Wenger, press manager                    Weronika Pérez Borjas, press secretary
press@stockholmfilmfestival.se                      pressassistent@stockholmfilmfestival.se
+46 8 677 50 54                                             +46 8 677 50 54        

The 26th Stockholm International Film Festival November 11-22, 2015
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 190 films from more than 70 countries.

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