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New website is in the works

The biggest interest ever for Västerås Film Festival. Over 1 million unique visitors and over 2.5 million visits in one year on our website. To meet the new pressure on our website, we will create a new website which will have its premiere in August 2020. With new feat

The Filmmaker of the Year Award 2019 goes to Melissa Skirboll USA / New York.

The award - Filmmaker Of The Year 2019 - goes to Melissa Skirboll (USA) who has shown great commitment to Västerås Film Festival, demonstrated great creative and -experimental qualities as a filmmaker. Her various films shows a wide range from dance films to drama. Her


We need one more day to land and decide the complete nominees list. It's ready tomorrow September 10th at 20.00 o'clock.


Västerås film festival program 2019 will be completed September 1st. Lots of movies from different parts of the world. Workshops, lectures, price ceremonies, parties and mingle.

Festivities and mingle

There will be opening mingle on October 4 at Sky Bar. Every evening during the week we can meet at Sky Bar from 19:00, a great chance for filmmakers to meet. We will have an opening party on October 5 at O'Leary's new night club. After the awards ceremony on October 12, w

Setting the program

The work on the program has now begun. All the films will be organised into groups and be assigned a screening time. All this will take a couple of weeks to complete, and we estimate to be finished on September 1. Before the program is released, we will publish the selection

All films have been selected

Now all movies are selected. This year, it became more difficult than previous years to select films for the festival. For the quality has increased, and we have received very good films from all over the world. We thank everyone who sent their films to us. Although many fil

News for 2019

NEWS Events for the year 2019 This year we will offer more workshops and exhibits than before, where we will work with new partners during the festival in 2019. Mingle every evening at Sky Bar and some evenings at O'Learys with special prices for festi