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Here are the winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2021

Today the 13 winners that will be crowned at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2021 are presented. This year’s big winner is the film Rhino by Oleg Sentsov who is awarded the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film, and in which lead actor Serhii Filimonov is awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of the criminal Rhino. Best Documentary goes to Swedish director Hogir Hirori for the film Sabaya. The festival's youngest director, the 20-year-old Kosovar Luàna Bajrami is awarded two Aluminium Horses in the categories Best Debut and Best Script for her film The Hill Where Lionesses Roar.

– We congratulate all the award winners. Rhino is not only an exceptional film but also a victory for Oleg Sentsov who finally after five years in a Russian prison could finish his film project
, says Git Scheynius at the Stockholm Film Festival.

The other Aluminium Horses goes to Tatiana Huezo from our focus country Mexico who is awarded Best Director for the film Prayers for the Stolen. Best Cinematography goes to the cinematographer Tim Curtin for the film A Chiara. The British actress Ruth Wilson, known for the tv-series The Affair, is presented with Best Actress for her role in True Things. The international film critic jury FIPRESCI has had their say and has chosen the French film Petite Maman by the former Visionary Award recipient Céline Sciamma for Best Film.

The actor Edvin Ryding, recently seen in the Netflix series Young Royals, is crowned this year's Zalando Rising Star 2021. Director Emma Pål Brunzell is this year’s winner in the talent competition 1KM FILM, and honorable mentions go to the directors Erik Warolin and Pella Kågerman.

Winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2021:

Best Film: Rhino by Oleg Sentsov
Best Director: Tatiana Huezo for Prayers for the Stolen
Best Debut: The Hill Where Lionesses Roar by Luàna Bajrami
Best Script: The Hill Where Lionesses Roar by Luàna Bajrami
Best Actress: Ruth Wilson for True Things
Best Actor: Serhii Filimonov for Rhino
Best Cinematography: Tim Curtin for A Chiara

Best Documentary: Sabaya by Hogir Hirori

Best Short Film: The Right Words by Adrian Moyse Dullin

The International Film Critics Award FIPRESCI
Best Film: Petite Maman by Céline Sciamma

Zalando Rising Star Award 2021
Edvin Ryding

1 KM FILM Scholarship Recipient: Emma Pål Brunzell
1 KM FILM Honorary Mentions: Erik Warolin and Pella Kågerman

This year’s jury members for the Stockholm XXXII Competition consist of the Afghan film director Sahraa Karimi as head of the jury, film director Ronnie Sandahl who is this year’s Swedish Oscar contribution with the film Tigers and the award-winning producer Kirstina Åberg. Read more about this year’s jury members here.

1 KM FILM is a short film competition initiative aimed at promising filmmakers based in Sweden. The winner will make a short film that will premiere at next year's festival. 1 KM FILM is a collaboration between the Stockholm International Film Festival, the Swedish Film Institute, Filmtech, Chimney, Dagsljus, Terrasen Post Production, and Scen & Film.

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

The winning film Rhino will be screened after the award ceremony that takes place at the Skandia Theatre, Sunday, November 21 at 3:30 pm. The film will be starting at around 4:00 pm.

On Monday, November 22, the film that has been voted for this year’s honorable Audience Award is presented. Altogether 15 awards are given out under the Stockholm International Film Festival 2021.

Other awards that are given out during the festival are the Swedish Film Institutes' new venture Wild Card where Lina Vain Illalla, Loran Batti and Angelika Abramovitch will receive 400 000 SEK each to develop their feature films.

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For more information, please contact:

Matti Johansson, Head of Press Stockholm International Film Festival
+46 76 811 65 66

Linnéa Kempinsky, Press Secretary Stockholm International Film Festival
+46 73 053 59 40



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