One of the most interesting film festivals in Northern Europe. A cultural event that introduces new relevant films and film culture to both the public and professionals. The purpose of the festival is to influence the cultural agenda, be accessible to the public and industry with film screenings, workshops, lectures, debates, film cafés, exhibitions and entertainment.
"I am very honoured to receive this wonderful award"
Jury Honorary Prize 2016
"Every award is important! It is a very nice award which I will put on display at home."
Jury Honorary Prize 2017
”I began my acting career in theatre in Västerås at Mariaberget. So it was wonderful to return, and I feel honoured.”
Jury Honorary Prize 2018
"We don't make films to win awards. But I am very honoured to receive this award.”
Jury Honorary Prize 2019
”It was wonderful to return to Västerås, where I have lived and where my father was theatre director. Thank you for this award!”
Jury Honorary Prize 2019
Jury Honorary Prize 2021
Great event: friendly and nice people. I had a great week in Västerås festival.
“Great event: friendly and nice people”
— Lorenzo Iannello, Italy
Västerås is a beautiful city and the people there are wonderful. I felt honored to have my film included.
“The films selected for the festival were top notch”
— Melissa Skirboll, USA
Thank you again to Anna and Carlos for your friendly welcome. This Festival is highly recommended. Best wishes.
“This Festival is highly recommended.”
— Perica Antov, Austria
This is an amazing festival with wonderful organizers and some really talented filmmakers presenting their work.
“This is an amazing festival, Bookmark this festival”
— Paul Kelly, USA
Welcoming atmosphere. We're very grateful for the award of the Best International Animation. Thank you so much!
— Anastasia Nezhivaia, Russia
Lectures on film production from beginning to finished product. He has many years of experience as a filmmaker.
Bob Yothers, director & scriptwriter
Norrthon talked about the prospects of the film industry from the perspective of the members of The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film and the industry.
Simon Northon, Förbundsordf Teaterförbundet
Recurring screenplay workshop. He has long experience of the film industry in Sweden.
Cecilia held a workshop in acting.
Has held lectures on intimacy on film. Has years of experience from the industry in the USA and the Nordic countries.
Malin B. Erikson, intimitets-koordinator på scen & film