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Stockholm Film & Television Festival (SFTF) is a film competition for filmmakers worldwide. We support filmmakers from all backgrounds, who are either just beginning their careers or are seasoned professionals with a supportive and enthusiastic audience and a jury of renowned industry professionals.

Your film submissions help to support our educational programs and bring festival films to an audience that wouldn’t normally have this opportunity.
Film industry specialists announce semi-finalists, finalists, and winners. Each year we select one film as Best Of The Best. Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, and storytelling ability as our aim mission is to promote films and bring them to an audience who would not otherwise see festival films.

Our mission is to contribute to the understanding of the importance of global filmmaking. To give film makers from all backgrounds a platform to tell their stories and have them heard by an audience they might not otherwise ever reach.

The Program


Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Student Film
Best Television / Web series


Best Feature Documentary Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Student Documentary Film


Best Animation Film
Best Short Animation Film
Best Student Animation Film


Best Music Video / Performance
Best Original Song
Best One Minute Film


Best Feature Script
Best Short Script
Best Student script


Best Actor
Best Actress

Coming Soon


Past Editions



Rules & Terms

Stockholm Film & Television Festival (SFTF) Guidelines


  1. SFTF welcomes all genres of feature films, shorts, animations, and screenplays. Films must have been completed within 4 years of the current festival edition. Language should be original with English subtitles, and screenplays in English.

  2. Copyright permissions for submitted work are the submitter's responsibility. Previously submitted films need significant rework for eligibility.

  3. Short films should not exceed 30 minutes. Student entries require academic documentation and must be submitted within a year of graduation.

  4. Entry fees apply to all submissions, with discounts for students. These are non-refundable even if a submission is withdrawn.

Submission Process Submit entries online via FilmFreeway, providing the necessary information and materials. Entry fee payment should be completed during submission.

Selection Process Submissions undergo evaluation by the SFTF Selection Committee. Criteria include visual creativity, production quality, storytelling originality, and entertainment value.

Awards Winners receive an SFTF certificate with online verification and a digital laurel. The jury, comprised of film industry professionals, selects the main award winners. Additional awards may be presented during the ceremony.

Screening -  All official selections are included in the festival program. SFTF reserves the right to choose additional films for screening, which will be announced on official social media platforms. Filmmakers must provide a screening copy 30 working days before the festival.

Technical Requirements - Submissions must adhere to standard cinema aspect ratio and resolution. English subtitles are mandatory. If applicable, provide an HD Quicktime (Pro Res 422) copy.

Other Agreements - SFTF reserves the right to utilize film excerpts for promotional purposes and does not make preview screeners publicly available. Liability for any film withdrawal for reasons beyond SFTF's control is borne by the filmmakers. By submitting, filmmakers agree to all SFTF rules. Any issues or queries should be addressed privately to the festival 7 days before public posting. The festival operates under EU laws. All materials requested by the festival must be provided 72 hours before commencement. Non-compliance with festival rules may lead to sanctions.

SFTF reserves the right to alter the schedule, program, and rules of the festival without prior notice.

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Our Partners

We are hosted by our friends at Beeyawn with the support of Project 54

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