Stockholm Film Festival Junior was founded in 2000 with the aim to spread cinematic joy to children and youths. The main goal of the film festival is to show quality films from every corner of the world, and films which are different from the mainstream theatrical repertoire. The film screenings are free of charge to all children, youths and teachers. In addition to this, each year the festival invites a number of international filmmakers to visit Stockholm and meet the young audience and answer their questions.

We also arrange film workshops, pitch competition and the short film competition 1 Minute Film to inspire future filmmakers to take their first steps in the world of moving images.

After six days filled with cinematic experiences, the film festival ends with an award ceremony where the Bronze Horse is awarded to the Best Film, and the winners of the short film competition “1 Minute Film” are announced and receive awards. Our jury, that selects the winner of Best Film, reflects the Stockholm Film Festival Junior’s audience and therefore consists of a group of children and youths in the ages of 6 to 19.

Best feature film in the category of the ages between 6-10 and Best feature film in the ages of 11-19, both are awarded with the prestigious Bronze Horse.

- We only accept submissions through FilmFreeway.
- We only accept digital submissions (i.e. private Vimeo link or similar online video service).
- For your film to be considered by the programing staff the correct fee must be paid in full.
- Please note that our minimum requirement is Swedish premiere.
- Stockholm Film Festival Junior is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the applicant not have adhered to rules, set out here or below.

REGULATIONS
THE 23rd STOCKHOLM
FILM FESTIVAL JUNIOR 2021
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Stockholm Film Festival Junior is organized by the foundation of Stockholm International Film Festival and is supported by the Swedish Film Institute, the City of Stockholm.
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The main goal of the film festival is to show quality films from every corner of the world, and films which are outside the mainstream film repertoire. The film screenings are combined with individual creative work, discussions and study material for the classroom. In addition to this, each year the festival invites a number of international filmmakers who visit Stockholm to meet the young audience and answer their questions.
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If a film has had it's world premiere prior to February 20th, 2021 it is not eligible. The film shall not have been broadcasted, publicly screened, screened at any festival in Sweden (i.e. Göteborg Film Festival, Tempo Film Festival, Monsters of Film, Lund Fantastisk Film Festival, Uppsala Shortfilm Festival etc.) or made available to the public as VOD, SVOD or in any other way.
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Preview screeners accepted as secure online links only. Please refrain from changing the link address or password. If you do, please notify the program department immediately or the film will not be considered.
All submissions fitting the festival's requirements are screened by the programing committee. The reports and decisions of the programing committee are final and confidential. Please note the premiere requirements under section 3.
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All films must be cleared with the Stockholm Film Festival Junior program committee in order to be part of the festival.
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It is the responsibility of the participants to make sure that the rights to their films are cleared for the festival screenings before a film is submitted.
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The submission deadline is January 31, 2022. By this date the entry form must have been filled out and the film delivered to the festival.
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Entries must be presented with their original soundtrack. Films that are not in English in the original version must have english subtitles.
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If the rights of the film are transfered to any third party (distributor/sales agent) it is the responsibility of the original rights owner to inform and guarantee that the commitment to screen the film at the festival is fulfilled.
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Participating films must in all cases be delivered to the festival no later than 14 days before the first screening unless special arrangements are made with the festival. If prints require KDM, it must be sent to the festival no later than one week prior to the screening. The festival does not cover the costs associated with the creation of KDM's. The festival does not cover the costs associated with the creation of the screening copy.
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The festival will cover all the shipping and handling charges of film(s) to Stockholm prepaid door to door via UPS. Please note that rights owners must follow the festivals shipping instructions closely and respect deadlines. The festival takes responsibility for the insurance of the films while they are in Stockholm. Participants must pay all subsequent transportation charges from Stockholm prepaid door to door. In case the participants do not agree to ship their film(s) to Stockholm prepaid, they must use the official festival shipper. The festival agrees to pay for shipping charges only if the Stockholm Film Festival ́s account is being used and shipping instructions given by the festival are followed. If not, the rights owners will be responsible for any additional shipping and handling charges.
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All prints will be returned no later than two weeks after the closing of the festival. Films will be sent to the original sender’s address unless otherwise specified.
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To be considered a Swedish short film the film must be produced in Sweden and/or be produced by a Swedish director and/or producer. The latter is defined as either Swedish residents and/or a company registered in Sweden.
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By submitting your film you are accepting the regulations set forth by the festival herein, and you agree on the following:

That you are the rights holder of the submitted film or have the necessary mandate to act on its behalf in order to authorize screening and participation at Stockholm Film Festival Junior.

Your film has not been screened publicly in Sweden prior to the festival and has not been made available publicly online.

Hereby the rights holder accepts the festival Regulations and grants the festival the right to screen the film.