Stockholm Impact Award goes to Wayne Roberts

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Ms Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm announced November 16th Wayne Roberts, director of Katie Says Goodbye, as winner of Stockholm Impact Award.

During the Stockholm International Film Festival Award Ceremony, Roberts will receive the prize designed by Ai Weiwei and will be given 1 million SEK in support to upcoming film projects.

- I am very glad that Stockholm and Stockholm Film Festival for the second year hands out Stockholm Impact Award. The purpose of the prize is to highlight film that reflects our society and film that does not shy away from sensitive topics. Film has the ability to reflect our modern society, and films like this one are contributions in the shaping and development of our society, says Karin Wanngård (s), Mayor of Stockholm.

Wayne Roberts will receive the film award designed by Ai Weiwei during the Stockholm Film Festival Award Ceremony on Friday 18th of November.

The section Stockholm Impact Award is a collaboration between the Stockholm International Film Festival and the City of Stockholm with the purpose to highlight the possibility of film to create change and debate through the depiction of contemporary subjects. The prize amount of 1 million SEK will help the winner in the development of new film projects.