Älvsbyn Municipality is located in Norrbotten County of Sweden, and it is famous as The Pearl of Norrbotten. Älvsbyn international film festival is the only film festival that represents this beautiful municipality.

Our aim is to create an opportunity for the people of Älvsbyn to watch films made by independent filmmakers from all over the world, and as well as to create opportunities for indie filmmakers to show their work in this part of the world.


Best Feature Film

I Am
Best Short Film

Route 4
Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Short

Best Animated Film

Break of Day
Best Feature Film, Swedish

Best Short Film, Swedish

Honour -Metoometoo
Best LGBT Film

Short Films
Feature Films
Short Documentary
Feature Documentary

Short Films
Feature Films
Short Documentary
Feature Documentary

Best Animated Film
Best LGBT Film

1) All film submissions to the Alvsbyn International Film Festival will be reviewed by the members of our selection committee,

2) Films from other languages must contain English subtitles for consideration.

3) Swedish film does not need subtitles, but it's even better if it has English subtitling.

4) If selected, the Alvsbyn International Film Festival is not responsible for any damage to the print or media material en route or otherwise during the course of the festival's possession of the film.

5) If selected, the Alvsbyn International Film Festival has the authority to use stills, posters, titles, or any information from the submission materials for promotional purposes.

6) If selected, you will be guaranteed at least one screening of your film, however, the Alvsbyn International Film Festival has no obligation to provide a screening fee.

7) By submitting your film, you declare you have full authority to submit your film to the Alvsbyn Film Festival, and you have cleared all rights to use the music in the entered work.

8) Showtime and venue scheduling is at the discretion of the Alvsbyn International Film Festival and is subject to change without notice.

Overall Rating
  • Anekant Productions

    Dear friends at Alvsbyn Film Festival,
    Thank you for showcasing "Un Chantier d'Amour - A Scaffolding of Love". By encouraging independent experimental cinema, you are giving many unheeded and unheard voices a platform.
    In gratitude and solidarity,
    Sachin Jain, Creative Director, Anekant Productions

    December 2021
  • We are so excited that The Day I Killed Him is an official selection of Alvsbyn; such a cool Swedish festival!

    December 2021
  • Anıl Ergin

    Seems like some great guys are working over there.

    December 2021
  • Radu Nicolae

    Thank you so much for selecting my animation short. Feel so good to see how my ideas and creative approach are valued by people from different countries.

    December 2021
  • Chaz Parvez

    On behalf of the ‘Beneath the Cedar’ film cast and crew I would like to thank you for our selection in your film festival.
    This is our first film and we are happy, proud and grateful for your attention and validation of our work.

    December 2021