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Festival to honor Swedish extras

Seven awards will be handed out at event

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will honor extras with a kudofest of their own this year during a gala in the southern town of Ystad.

Seven awards will be handed out, among them extra of the year, most sacrificing extra of the year (someone who has had a head shaved, for instance) and rookie of the year (someone who has moved up from an extra to actor or producer).

Sponsored by, among others, Film i Skane and the town of Ystad, which has become popular with Swedish and Danish directors, the Silver Fish will be handed out Oct. 26 to extras who have worked on films lensed in the region.

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