Winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2019

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This evening, the winners at the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival where announced. The festival’s big winner was the director Melina León, whose movie Song Without a Name was awarded the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film and Best Cinematography. Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s documentary One Child Nation received the Bronze Horse for Best Documentary. See all the winners below.  

Photo from Song Without a Name by Melina León. 

The director Kantemir Balagov was presented with this year’s Stockholm Impact Award for his story Beanpole. Stockholm International Film Festival founded the award in 2015 in collaboration with the City of Stockholm. The winning director receives one million SEK and a unique statuette designed by the world-famous artist Ai Weiwei.  

Actress Celie Sparre was named 2019’s Stockholm Rising Star, and the director Tova Mozard won the short film scholarship 1 Km Film. Nina Hoss won the award for Best Actress for her role in The Audition, and Bartosz Bielenia won the award for Best Actor for his role in Corpus Christi. The celebrated film Synonyms written by Nadav Lapid and Haim Lapid won the award for Best Script and Mark Jenkin was named Best Director for his film Bait. 

Alexander Salzberger hosted the awards ceremony. 

Winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2019:  

Best Film: Song Without a Name by Melina León 
Best Director: Mark Jenkin for Bait 
Best First Film: You Deserve a Lover by Hafsia Herzi 
Best Script: Synonyms by Nadav Lapid and Haim Lapid 
Best Actress: Nina Hoss for The Audition 
Best Actor: Bartosz Bielenia for Corpus Christi 
Best Cinematography: Inti Briones for Song Without a Name  

Best Documentary: One Child Nation by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang 

Stockholm Impact Award: Kantemir Balagov for Beanpole 
Stockholm Rising Star Award: Celie Sparre 

Best Short Film: Kingdom Come by Sean Robert Dunn 

1 Km Film Scholarship Recipient: Tova Mozard 
1 Km Film Honorary Mention: Fanny Rosell 

FIPRESCI Award for Best Film 
Best Film: By the Grace of God by François Ozon 

Read more about this year’s jury members here: 

Read all motivations here: 

This year’s Audience Award will be announced on November 18. In total, 18 awards have been presented during the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival. 

Additional awards that have been presented during Stockholm International Film Festival are the Swedish Film Institute’s initiative Wild Card, where Amanda BjörkJonathan Nikolaj Heinius and Nathalie Álvarez Mesén received 400 000 SEK each for the development of their first feature films. The Swedish Film Institute also presented the initiative Short Pitch, where filmmaker Oskar Willers won financial support for his next short film Gökungen. 

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Press photos are available here:  

Photos from the awards ceremony will be available shortly after the event. 

For more information, interview request and press photos please contact:
Matti Johansson, Head of Press
+46 76 811 65 66

Cecilia Oscarsson, Press Secretary  
+46 8 677 50 11

The 30th Stockholm International Film Festival : 6-17 November 2019
Stockholm International Film Festival was founded in 1990 and has grown to become one of Europe's leading film festivals. During the festival we screen over 150 films from over 60 countries. We also arrange exclusive previews throughout the year, open-air screenings during the summer as well as Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in April.



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