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.
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 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
▹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
▹Flying Turtle, 19’, Daniel Golovnya, Ukraine, Best Short Film
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
Screening Slot 1: 1 19.00-20.30
▹Electric Malady, 84’, Marie Lidén, United Kingdom, Best Feature Documentary
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.