August 20th - September 5th, 2022

Västerås Film Festival

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.

Jury Honorary Award Recipients

Lennart Jähkel

"I am very honoured to receive this wonderful award"

Lennart Jähkel

Jury Honorary Prize 2016

Maria Lundqvist

"Every award is important! It is a very nice award which I will put on display at home."

Maria Lundqvist

Jury Honorary Prize 2017

Rolf Lassgård

”I began my acting career in theatre in Västerås at Mariaberget. So it was wonderful to return, and I feel honoured.”

Rolf Lassgård

Jury Honorary Prize 2018

Colin Nutley

"We don't make films to win awards. But I am very honoured to receive this award.”

Colin Nutley

Jury Honorary Prize 2019

Helena Bergström

”It was wonderful to return to Västerås, where I have lived and where my father was theatre director. Thank you for this award!”

Helena Bergström

Jury Honorary Prize 2019

Christina Schollin

Christina Schollin

Jury Honorary Prize 2021

Trailers from previous years



Lorenzo Iannello

Great event: friendly and nice people. I had a great week in Västerås festival.

“Great event: friendly and nice people”

— Lorenzo Iannello, Italy

Melissa Skirboll

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

Perica Antov

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

Paul Kelly

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

Anastasia Nezhivaia

Welcoming atmosphere. We're very grateful for the award of the Best International Animation. Thank you so much!

“welcoming atmosphere”

— Anastasia Nezhivaia, Russia


Bob Yothers

Lectures on film production from beginning to finished product. He has many years of experience as a filmmaker.

Bob Yothers, director & scriptwriter

Simon Norton

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

Fredrik Lindqvist

Recurring screenplay workshop. He has long experience of the film industry in Sweden.

Fredrik Lindqvist,

Cecilia Säverman

Cecilia held a workshop in acting.

Cecilia Säverman,

Malin B Erikson

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