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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


International Competition
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert (PL/DE, Match Factory Productions)
QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Žbanić (BA/AT/RO/NL/DE/PL/FR/NO, Razor Film)

UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
NOTTURNO by Gianfranco Rosi (IT/FR/DE, No Nation Films, Mizzi Stock Entertainment)
AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD (UND MORGEN DIE GANZE WELT) by Julia von Heinz (DE/FR, Seven Elephants, Kings & Queens Filmproduktion)

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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