Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2023

26&27 May at Zita Folkets Bio 

Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2023 is returning to our beloved Zita Folkets Bio on 26 and 27 May for a two-day edition. We are excited to once again celebrate independent cinema in our favourite place with our favourite audience. Over two days we will screen 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 and by filmmakers from all walks of life. Using the most out of the independent cinema’s power, we have created a diverse and thought-provoking screening programme that is bound to take our audience on a journey around the globe. Over two days and 4 screening slots in total, our film selection is aimed to entertain, educate and address modern-day issues. 

Part of our 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 our 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). 

Looking forward to welcoming you to the 20th-century art nouveau Zita cinema in Stockholm’s city centre to celebrate independent cinema together. 

Press Office


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

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

**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. 


Zita Folkets Bio

Birger Jarlsgatan 37, 111 45 Stockholm, Sweden

+46 8 23 20 20

Starting time: 19.00

Entrance Free

Tickets can be obtained at the Art House cinema Zita on the day of the Festival 

**Films are in English or with English subtitles**


Communication and Press Office: Aliki Seferou, [email protected], +30 694 716 2391