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Göteborg International Film Festival

Göteborg International Film Festival
Olof Palmes plats 1
41304 Gotenburg
phone +46-31-3 39 30 00
fax +46-31-41 00 63
email: info@giff.se

Artistic Director
Mr. Jonas Holmberg

Head of Programming & VOD
Mrs. Marit Kapla

Deputy Head of International Program
Mr. Johan Blomqvist

Year of Foundation 1979

Event Date from 25 January 2019 till 04 February 2019

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; no previous screening before 1 January 2018; no submission for feature films that are shown in Sweden before. No international short films.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, 35 mm

Registration Deadline Regular Deadline: 30 September 2018 / Fee: 35 €
Late Deadline: 31 October 2018 / Fee: 55 €

Attendance Figures 160

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),
Honorary Dragon Award,
Dragon Award (Best International Film)

German Films


Nordic Honorary Dragon Award
SUBMERGENCE by Wim Wenders (DE/FR/ES, Neue Road Movies)

International Competition
MADEMOISELLE PARADIS (LICHT) by Barbara Albert (AT/DE, LOOKS Filmproduktionen)
THE WOUND by John Trengove (ZA/DE, Riva Film)

Nordic Competition
EUPHORIA by Lisa Langseth (SE/GB/DE, Dancing Camel Films)
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq (NO/DE/SE, Rohfilm Factory)

A Century of Bergman
FANNY & ALEXANDER by Ingmar Bergman (SE/FR/DE, Tobis Filmkunst)

THE LEGEND OF THE UGLY KING by Hüseyin Tabak (DE/AT, mitosfilm)

Electric Shadows of China
MRS. FANG by Bing Wang (FR/CN/DE, documenta 14)

Five Continents
ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov (RU/FI/DE, Color of May)
BUNCH OF KUNST by Christine Franz
DONKEYOTE by Chico Pereira (DE/ES/GB, Sutor Kolonko)
FÉLICITÉ by Alain Gomis (FR/SN/BE/DE/LB, Kathu Studio)
TASTE OF CEMENT by Ziad Kalthoum (DE/LB/SY/AE, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion GmbH)
VACUUM (VAKUUM) by Christine Repond (CH/DE, Walker + Worm Film)
WHEN GOD SLEEPS (WENN GOTT SCHLÄFT) by Till Schauder (US/DE, Till Schauder Filmproduktion)

A GENTLE CREATURE by Sergei Loznitsa (FR/DE/NL/RU/LT/LV/UA, LOOKS Film & TV Produktionen)
BABYLON BERLIN by Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten & Achim von Borries (X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky, Beta Film)
HAPPY END by Michael Haneke (FR/DE/AT, X Filme Creative Pool)
LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM by Shirin Neshat (DE/AT/IT, Razor Film Produktion)
LOVELESS by Andrey Zvyagintsev (RU/BE/DE/FR, Senator Film Produktion)
THE GARDEN (SOMMERHÄUSER) by Sonja Maria Kröner (Walker + Worm Film)

New Voices
HUNTING SEASON by Natalia Garagiola (AR/US/ DE/FR/QA, Augenschein Filmproduktion)
OBLIVION VERSES by Alireza Khatami (FR/DE/NL/CL, Endorphine Production)
THE CAKEMAKER by Ofir Raul Graizer (IL/DE, Film Base Berlin)

Swedish Shorts
WHEN I DIE THE WORLD ENDS by Jennifer Rainsford (GR/SE/DE)

2557 by Roderick Warich (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
COCOTE by Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias (DO/AR/DE, Pandora Filmproduktion)
GOOD LUCK by Ben Russell (DE/FR, CaSk Films)

Number of Films Shown nearly 450 films from more than 84 countries, 1053 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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