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Göteborg Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival
Olof Palmes plats 1
41304 Gotenburg
phone +46-31-3 39 30 00
email: info@goteborgfilmfestival.se

Artistic Director
Mr. Jonas Holmberg

Head of International Program
Mr. Johan Blomqvist

Year of Foundation 1979

Event Date from 29 January 2021 till 08 February 2021

Event Date

in Gothenburg, Sweden

Sections Masters, International Competition, Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award (feature films by 1st and 2nd time directors), Gala, Music Nonstop, Animania, Five Continents, Festival Favourites, Focus, Documentaries, Debuts

Terms of Entry International section: long feature films - length must be 50 minutes minimum, documentary - length must be 50 minutes minimum; must have its first public screening after 1 January 2020; no submission for feature films that are shown in Sweden before. No international short films.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Regular Deadline: 30 September 2020 / Fee: 35 €
Late Deadline: 31 October 2020 / Fee: 55 €

Attendance Figures 160,000

Participants of the Film Industry The main distributors and buyers (around 300) from Scandinavia participate in the festival; the festival invites around 300 guests; the number of accredited business guests during the festival adds up to 1800

Prizes/Awards Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award (Best feature film by first and second directors), International Competition (non-Nordic feature films and documentaries)
Honorary Dragon Award Best International Film)

German Films

Submission 2021: https://goteborgfilmfestival.se/en/submission/


A HIDDEN LIFE by Terrence Malick (DE/US, Studio Babelsberg)
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by Lone Scherfig (DK/CA/SE/DE/FR, Nadcon Film)

International Competition
FANNY LYE DELIVER'D by Thomas Clay (GB/DE,Essential Filmproduktion)
FLATLAND by Jenna Bass (ZA/LU/DE, IGC Films, unafilm)
LARA by Jan Ole Gerster (Schiwago Filmproduktion)
MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello (IT/DE/FR)
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)
PROXIMA by Alice Winocour (FR/DE, Pandora Film)
SUNBURNED by Carolina Hellsgård (DE/NL/PL, NiKo Film, FLICKFILM)

Five Continents: Africa/Asia
CHAINED by Yaron Shani (IL/DE, The Post Republic)
LUSALA by Mugambi Nthiga (KE/DE, One Fine Day Films)
THE CAVE by Feras Fayyad (DK/DE, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
THE TREE HOUSE by Minh Quý Trương (SG/VN/DE/FR/CN, Inselfilm Produktion)

Five Continents: Europe
GYPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak (DE/AT, DOR FILM-WEST Produktionsgesellschaft)
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)

Focus: Brazil
INVISIBLE LIFE by Karim Aïnouz (BR/DE, Pola Pandora)
THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin (BR/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)

Focus: Feminism
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al-Mansour (SA/DE, Razor Film Produktion)

LITTLE JOE by Jessica Hausner (AT/GB/DE,Essential Filmproduktion)
MY ZOE by Julie Delpy (DE/FR, Amusement Park Film)
ONLY THE ANIMALS by Dominik Moll (FR/DE, Razor Film Produktion)
THE MONEYCHANGER by Federico Veiroj (UY/AR/DE, Pandora Film)

New Voices
NOAH LAND by Cenk Ertürk (TK/DE/US, klinkerfilm)
ORAY by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (filmfaust Filmproduktion, Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
STAY STILL (STILLSTEHEN) by Elisa Mishto (DE/IT, CALA Filmproduktion, Cine Plus, Farbfilm Produktion)
YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala (SD/FR/EG/DE/NO, Die Gesellschaft DGS)

Nordic Light
MERRY CHRISTMAS, YIWU by Mladen Kovacevic (RS/SE/FR/DE/BE/QA, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

A MOON FOR MY FATHER by Mania Akbari, Douglas White (IR/UK/DE)

Number of Films Shown nearly 450 films from more than 80 countries, About 1,000 screenings

Media Coverage approx. 400 accredited national and international journalists (TV, radio and newspaper)

Evaluation This is one of the most acknowledged festivals in Scandinavia and is the largest film festival in Northern Europe. The most important meeting point for the Swedish and Scandinavian film industries and for TV-buyers and film critics of all media. Diverse interesting thematic focuses with the accompanying program (round-table discussions, lectures and workshops). Professional organized festival with good supervision of guests and professionals and a familiar atmosphere. A good place to scout for brand new Scandinavian films among a large number of world premieres.

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