43:e festivalen 24 jan - 3 feb, 2020
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About Göteborg Film Festival

The largest film festival in the Nordic countries.

43:e festivalen
24 Jan -
3 Feb, 2020

Göteborg Film Festival has developed and grown strong for more than 40 years and is today the largest film festival in the Nordic countries and the most important annual meeting place in the Nordic film industry.

Today, the film festival is also one of the biggest cultural events in Sweden and the audience’s response testifies to the fact that the event has found its place in both hearts and minds. What once started as a bold dream of two cineasts has become a stable and appreciated part of Swedish cultural life and a significant player in the international film industry.

The festival runs for eleven days during the month of January-February and attracts around 160,000 visitors. During the festival period, about 450 films from some 80 countries will be shown in about 1,000 screenings.

In addition to Göteborg Film Festival, the association also organizes the children and youth film festival Göteborg Film Festival Prisma in October and the outdoor festival Göteborg Film Festival Open Air in August.

Within the framework of the film festival, several industry-enhancing activities are held under the concept of Göteborg Film Festival Industry Scene including Nordic Film Market and several skills development and forward-looking efforts for the film industry, the annual Nostradamus report for instance.

In addition to organizing the film festival once a year, GFF has extensive activities all year round. This includes, among other things, a regional assignment to distribute festival films throughout Västra Götaland. The Nordic Film Lab talent program runs throughout the year and contributes to a creative development for the Nordic film scene.

Since 2014, the festival also runs the digital streaming service Draken Film with the purpose of distributing quality films to the entire country year-round.

Vision

“Being the hub of film culture in the Nordic countries.”

Mission

“Creating opportunities for valuable films from around the world to reach
audiences and to challenge people’s views of society and each other.”

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