Stockholm’s Rising Star is Gustav Lindh

The winners of the Stockholm Film Festival were announced over the weekend, with the Rising Star Award going to Gustav Lindh.

The award was handed out by last year’s Rising Star winning Filip Berg.

The jury consisted of Anna Carlson, chairman of the theatre association, Lisa Rosengren, the project manager at Film and TV producers, Jan Göransson, the press director at the Swedish Film Institute, Pia Johansson and Magnus Krepper, both actors. They stated: “The 2018 Rising Star at Stockholm Film Festival is award to a young person who has already made a strong impression in several films. With a close inwardness combined with a dramatic sharpness, he succeeds in touching strings inside us. We anticipate a wonderful future in film.”

The nominees were:




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.