THE BRONZE HORSE
The heaviest festival prize in the world, the 7,3 kilo Bronze Horse, has accompanied Stockholm International Film Festival since the start in 1990. Made by renowned Swedish graphic designer Fredrik Swärd, it is inspired by the Dala Horse, a well-known Swedish folklore figure. The Bronze Horse is handed out annually to the winners of the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award, the Stockholm Visionary Award, the Stockholm Achievement Award, Best Documentary Film and Best Film. The Bronze Horse also has a sister, the Aluminum Horse, given to the winners in seven categories.
THE ALUMINUM HORSE
Awarded the winners in following categories:
* Best Director
* Best First Film
* Best Cinematography
* Best Script
* Best Actress
* Best Actor
* Best Short Film
STOCKHOLM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
An award presented to an individual in honor and acknowledgement of their contribution to the world of film. Previous recipients of this award are, among others Gena Rowlands, Lauren Bacall, David Lynch, Oliver Stone, Susan Sarandon, Claire Denis, Mike Leigh, Isabella Rosselini and Martin Scorsese.
STOCKHOLM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The newly established Stockholm Achievement Award has been handed out to film celebrities such as Willem Dafoe (2012), Uma Thurman (2014).
STOCKHOLM VISIONARY AWARD
Established in 2004, this award recognizes and encourages innovators and visionaries in contemporary cinema. It has previously been presented to Todd Solondz, Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky, Wes Anderson, Peter Greenaway and Roy Anderson, to name a few.
ZALANDO RISING STAR AWARD
The award is given to a young Swedish actor or actress who, through splendid performances on the silver screen, has shown true potential to become a big star in the future. The stars of tomorrow — right here, right now!
THE FIPRESCI AWARD
One film from the Open Zone section, is picked by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and honored with a special award for Best Film. Stockholm International Film Festival became the fourth in the world, after Cannes, Berlin and Venice, to host a FIPRESCI jury.
THE 1 KM FILM SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1990, the purpose of this scholarship is to support young Swedish filmmakers. The scholarship is worth up to € 50 000. It consists of production assistance provided by the Swedish Film Institute, Cinepost Studios and Dagsljus to make a short film. Since the start, filmmakers such as Amanda Adolfsson, Jens Jonsson, Babak Najafi, Gustav Danielsso, Jon Skog and Ninja Thyberg have been awarded the scholarship.