The purpose of Wild Card is for the Film Institute to encourage unique voices of the new generation, and to give new directors a chance to get started quickly after graduation. The directors have applied with their graduation film project and a show & tell (3 min moving material) where they present their new feature film idea. The jury for fiction film has consisted of the Film Institute's talent manager and the film commissioners for fiction: children and young people, short films and new formats, feature films and Moving Sweden. The documentary jury has consisted of the film commissioners for documentary film and two controllers.
At a ceremony in Filmhuset, Stockholm yesterday evening, during Stockholm International Film Festival, the three winners were presented with SEK 400,000 each. The prize enables the creation of a pilot for a feature film, as well as idea, project, and script development.