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Here are the winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2020

Today, 15 winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2020 are announced. This year’s big winner is Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani who is awarded the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film and in which lead actor Welket Bungué is awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of the lead character Francis. Mexican director Fernanda Valadez is awarded two Aluminum Horses in the categories Best Director and Best Debut for her film Identifying Features.

Mexican director Michel Franco is presented with this year’s Stockholm Impact Award for his film New Order. The award was founded by Stockholm International Film Festival in collaboration with the City of Stockholm. The winning director receives 1 million SEK and a unique statuette designed by world-famous artist Ai Weiwei.

Actor Lancelot Ncube is named Zalando Rising Star 2020. Director Jo Widerberg wins this year’s scholarship 1 km film for her film Litegrann and an honorary mention was given director SaraKlara Hellström for the film TvagningKatherine Waterston is awarded Best Actress for her role in The World To Come. Best Cinematography is awarded Benjamín Echazarreta for the film Memory HouseKaouther Ben Hania is awarded Best Script for The Man Who Sold His Skin and the critically acclaimed documentary film Gunda, by Victor Kossakovsky, is awarded a Bronze Horse for Best Documentary. The film critics also had their say as the FIPRESCI-jury awarded the Korean film The Woman Who Ran, by Hong Sang-soo, Best Film.

Winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2020:

Best Film: Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani
Best Director: Fernanda Valadez for Identifying Features
Best Debut: Identifying Features by Fernanda Valadez
Best Script: Kaouther Ben Hania for The Man Who Sold His Skin
Best Actress: Katherine Waterston for The World To Come
Best Actor: Welket Bungué for Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Cinematography: Benjamín Echazarreta for Memory House

Best Documentary: Gunda by Victor Kossakovsky

Best Short Film: The Name of the Son by Martina Matzkini

Stockholm Impact Award 2020
Michel Franco for New Order

Zalando Rising Star Award 2020
Lancelot Ncube


Best Actress: Katherine Waterston for The World To Come

1 km film Scholarship Recipient: Jo Widerberg, Litegrann
1 km film Honorary Mention: SaraKlara Hellström, Tvagning

FIPRESCI Award for Best Film
Best Film: The Woman Who Ran by Hong Sang-soo

Read more about this year’s jury members here.

For motivations and pictures, please see attached files in the press release at Mynewsdesk.

New Order, the Impact Award 2020 winning film, is screened at Skandia on Sunday, November 22, at 17:30. Shortly thereafter, the winning film in Stockholm XXXI Competition, Berlin Alexanderplatz, is screened at 20:30. Amongst this year’s winners, Identifying Features, Memory HouseGunda and The Name of the Son are available on Festival on Demand at stockholmfilmfestival.se.

On November 23, this year’s prestigious Audience Award will be revealed. In total, 16 prizes will be presented at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2020.

An additional award, Wild Card, initiated by the Swedish Film Institute, was presented to Elsa Rosengren and Sebastian Johansson Micci. They received 400 000 SEK each for development of their first feature film.

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