We are an exposition of the democratisation of filmmaking; 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 storytelling. Inspire us or challenge us. An audience awaits ready to submit themselves to your creation and award those who successfully capture our imagination or spark our curiosity.
SIFF is organised by HF Productions, an international production company that runs several film festivals around the world. A collective of filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals with a common goal: to support and promote independent filmmaking at every step of the way.
Certificates and goody bags will be provided to all winners!
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Student Project
✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).
✓ All films must have been made in or after 2022.
✓ Short films must not exceed 45 minutes.
✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
✓ By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.
✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.
Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which 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 the Nominations (which includes 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 email and our online platforms.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.
✓ 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.
✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.
✓ 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.