Trier follows in the footsteps of Quentin Tarantino, who won the Bronze Horse for best film twice, with “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction.” Trier won his first Stockholm prize for “Oslo, August 31” in 2011.
The festival’s opening film, Jonas Carpignano’s “Mediterranea,” nabbed three prizes, for best debut and best actor (Koudous Seihon) and the Telia Film Award, granting 100.000 Skr to a distributor who picks up the film in Sweden.
Julija Steponaityte was awarded best actress for “The Summer of Sangaile” by Alanté Kavaïté.
Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour scooped the award for best script for “Mustang,” whereas László Nemes was dubbed best director for his Cannes hit “Son of Saul.” Best cinematography was awarded to Manuel Dacosse for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s “Evolution.”
Producer Mimmi Spång and directors Peter Grönlund, Christian Zübert, Di Phan Dang and Arab Nasser comprised this year’s jury, which was chaired by Ai Weiwei.
Best documentary went to Venice Film Festival winner “Behemoth,” directed by Liang Zhao.
The Fipresci prize for best film in the Open Zone section, for more established directors, was nabbed by Samuel Benchetrit’s “Macadam Stories.”
The iFestival Award, voted for by the 2015 Stockholm Film Festival audience, went to “Tisure” by Adrian Geyer.
Best short film was given to “A Few Seconds” by Nora El Hourch, while Swedish talent Victor Lindgren won the 1 km-film scholarship with “I Turn to You By,” granting him the means to do another short to premiere at Stockholm next year.
Stockholm’s Rising Star Award, whose previous winners include Alicia Vikander, went to actress Aliette Opheim, who makes a strong performance in Lisa Aschan’s “White People.”
The first ever Stockholm Impact Award was announced earlier this week, granting 1 million Skr to Leena Yadav’s for “Parched.”