We are an exposition of the democratisation of film-making; a journey of artistic expressionism, compelling reportage and experimental story telling. A catalogue of ideas, opinions and revelations prepared by the emerging as well as the celebrated.

Stockholm Independent Film Festival (SIFF) is a gathering of young and old, experienced and new recruits to showcase their talent and passion in the art of film.

Our judges will be looking for films that are pushing the boundaries of contemporary story telling. Inspire us or challenge us. An audience awaits ready to submit themselves to your creation and award those who successfully capture our imagination or build our curiosity.

Screenings will take place at the historical Zita Folkets Biograf venue in the heart of Stockholm.

Following the screenings, there will be an awards ceremony and a networking event.

We are accepting submissions for our third edition in 2019!


SIFF is run in association with Close:Up, a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

Certificates and online distribution deals will be provided to all winners!

Jury's Award - Awarded to the project that our Jury's has scored the highest!
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
The Arthouse Award
Best Student Project
And Many More!

♦ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
♦ All films must have been made in or after 2014.
♦ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
♦ By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at Zita Folkets Bio.
♦ Nominations: All films nominated for every category.
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.
Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.
♦ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
♦ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.
♦ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
♦ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
♦ We cannot provide refunds.
♦ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.
♦ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.