28 May 2024
Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2023
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Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2023

Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2023

Stockholm Independent Film Festival is returning to the beautiful Zita Folkets Bio on 26 and 27 May for a two-day edition in a celebration of independent cinema. You can look forward to two days of screenings of 20 indie short and feature narratives and documentary films by filmmakers from all over the world. 

SIFF23 received over 2,000 submissions from more than 109 countries, by filmmakers from all walks of life. And they have curated a diverse and thought-provoking screening programme that is bound to take the audience on a journey around the globe. Over two days and 4 screening slots in total, this well-rounded film selection is aimed to entertain, educate and address modern-day issues. 

Part of SIFF23’s screening programme is the ‘Electric Malady’ by the Swedish director Marie Lidén, who was nominated in the 2023 BAFTA Awards in the Outstanding Debut category. In this captivating documentary, Lidén talks with William who suffers from electrosensitivity and lets him share his story. 

‘Electric Malady’ is a modern folk-horror tale that confronts us with the reality of living with an illness that modern science can’t diagnose, but from which over 300,000 people in Sweden continue to suffer, Cineuropa.

Electric Malady

In the Short Film category, you will find hidden gems such as ‘Tall Dark and Handsome’ by Sam Baron (UK), ‘Hämdervä’ by Eva Malmberg (SW) and ‘The Right Words’ by Adrian Moyse Dullin (FR). 

All framed by the 20th-century art nouveau Zita cinema in Stockholm’s city centre to celebrate independent cinema together. 

Screening Programme

DAY 1 

Screening Slot 1: 19.00-20.30

Tall Dark and Handsome, 14’, Sam Baron, United Kingdom, Best Short Film

▹Together, 6’, Pedro Conti, Brazil, Best Animated Film

Ousmane, 25’, Jorge Camarotti, Canada, Best Short Film

Ousmane

The Fear Cycle, 13’, Dexter Brierley, Matt Seger, United States, Best Short Documentary

Fade Into You, 7’, David M. Helman, United States, Best Music Video

Fade Into You

Flying Turtle, 19’, Daniel Golovnya, Ukraine, Best Short Film

**Break: 20.30-20.40

Screening Slot 2: 20.40-22.15

Dating Internet Strangers, 11’, Eduardo Wahrhaftig, Brazil, Best Short Documentary

Summer 91 (Looking Back), 3’, Rupert Höller, United States, Best Music Video

Requiem, 25’, Emma Gilbertson, United Kingdom, Best Student Project

Hämdervä, 13’, Eva Malmberg, Sweden, Best Swedish Production

Soft Rain, 7’, Sacha Goedegebure, Singapore, Best Animation

Fall of Our Summer, 28’, Karlo Vorih, Croatia, Best Student Project

DAY 2 

Screening Slot 1: 1 19.00-20.30

Electric Malady, 84’, Marie Lidén, United Kingdom, Best Feature Documentary

**Break: 20.30-20.40

Screening Slot 2: 1 20.40-22.05

To Have & To Hold, 10’, Daniel Gaymon, United States, Best Short Film

Tommies, 15’, Brian Fairbairn, Karl Eccleston, United Kingdom, Best Short Film

Sunday Roast, 15’, Olof Berghe, Sweden, Best Swedish Production

She, 8’, Emil Dam Seidel, Sweden, Best Experimental

Death at the Bus Stop, 6’, Maja Kjellstad Aanonsen, Norway, Best Animation

The Right Words, 15’, Adrian Moyse Dullin, France, Best Short Film

The Killjoy, 15’, Harald Rom Kveseth Spjelkavik, Norway, Best Short Film

The winning films will be announced after the end of the screenings.

The address is Zita Folkets Bio, Birger Jarlsgatan 37, 111 45 Stockholm. Starting time: 19.00

The entrance is free and tickets can be obtained at the Art House cinema Zita on the day of the Festival. All films will be screened in English or with English subtitles.

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