Stockholm Film Festival to focus on migration

This year the Stockholm International Film Festival will present migration as this years spotlight theme. The spotlight theme is the part of the festival that highlights current societal issues, and the lineup is designed to deliver an array of compelling documents and feature film, broadening the ongoing debate with new perspectives. Previous years have been dedicated to topics like hope, freedom, and power.

The currently increasing refugee crisis is the reason behind our decision to focus on the issue of Migration this year. The selection of films tells the stories of people fleeing or leaving their homes for different reasons, says Git Scheynius, festival director of Stockholm International Film Festival.

Spotlight films

  • Adama, Simon Rouby (2015), France. Nordic Premiere.
  • He named me Malala, Davis Guggenheim (2015), USA. Scandinavian Premiere.
  • Invisible, Lawrence Fajardo (2015), Philippines, Japan. European Premiere.
  • Lampedusa in Winter, Jakob Brossmann (2015), Italy, Austria. Swedish Premiere.
  • One Breath, Christian Zübert (2015), Germany, Greece. Nordic Premiere.
  • Out of My Hand, Takeshi Fukunaga (2015), USA, Liberia. Swedish Premiere.
  • The Waiting Room, Igor Drljaca (2015), Canada.Nordic Premiere.
  • They Call Us Beggars, Caroline Kernen, Tova Kurkiala Medbo (2015), Sweden, Romania. World premiere.

Read more about the films: www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/en/migration


Stockholm Film Festival organizes an open seminar with some of the directors of the films included in Spotlight Migration.

Stockholm International Film Festival announces the full film program at the press conference October 20.

Info via press release

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.