Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2021: Jane Campion

News /

The iconic New Zealand director Jane Campion is awarded the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2021. She will accept the Bronze Horse during a Face2Face conversation, live on Zoom, at the Nordic premiere of »The Power of the Dog« at the Skandia Theatre. 

􏰊Jane Campion is a unique director who built her career, and won the Palme d􏰃'Or,􏰂 during a time when it was almost impossible for women to make film. She is one of the great􏰀􏰄 filmmake􏰂􏰀rs of our time and a big r􏰂ole model. It is a great honor to award her with the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2021, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

Prize motivation:

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 is given to an unwavering director whose originality and willingness to push boundaries distinguishes her as a cinematic pioneer. Her world of images has forever etched itself onto our retinas and shaped film history through uncompromising depictions of human complexity. With her unique cinematic tone, Jane Campion􏰃s artistic work has left an impression that will last forever.

Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d􏰃Or in 1993. Her latest work includes the critically acclaimed tv »Top of the Lake«. Following a 12 year-long break from film, she is finally back with the critically acclaimed Western »The Power of the Dog«. In this epic drama, Benedict Cumberbatch gives a a career-best performance alongside a magnetic Kirsten Dunst. The film takes a close look at toxic masculinity and is a both chilling and yet masterfully directed character study. 

The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a person active in film whose life's work deserves to be spotlighted and honored. The prestigious prize, the 7.3 kg Bronshästen (Bronze Horse) – the world's heaviest film prize – is designed as a paraphrase of the Swedish Dalecarlian horse and was created by Swedish designer Fredrik Swärd. The prize has previously been awarded film industry icons such as Claire Denis, Susan Sarandon, David Cronenberg, Lauren Bacall, David Lynch, Mike Leigh, Isabella Rossellini, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.

Nordic premiere of »The Power of The Dog« + Face2Face with Jane Campion at the Skandia Theatre. Saturday, November 13, 6:00 pm.

Buy tickets HERE

Subscribe to the festival's newsletter

Do not miss anything during the festival. Sign up for our newsletter here.