Göteborg Film Festival’s VOD platform Draken Film launches a selection of newly released films in collaboration with leading Swedish distributors and donates half of the revenues from new subscribers to independent Swedish arthouse cinemas.
Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director at Göteborg Film Festival:
– The coronavirus is a tough blow to the film industry. Cinemas being empty and even closing down will affect everyone working with quality films, the consequences for the cinema are likely to be devastating. It is now the cinemas need our and everyones support!
The titles slated for release at Draken Film include Portait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma, A White, White Day by Hlynur Pálmason, Give Me Liberty by Kirill Mikhanovsky, The Percect Candidate by Haifaa al-Mansour and A Brother’s Love by Mona Chokri. The films will be released in collaboration with some of the leading Swedish distributors.
The audience will be able watch arthouse films at home while contributing to their local cinemas to still remain in business and to welcome them back when the crisis is over.
Each subscriber decides for themself which cinema they want to support. During the first six months, half of the revenues will go directly to that specific cinema. By using Draken Film, the subscribers will support the film distributors as well, also severely affected by the current situation.Just three weeks after launching the initiative, Draken Film will pay more than SEK 300,000 (aprx € 30,000) to the cinemas.
Draken Film is run by Göteborg Film Festival and is the leading VOD platform in Sweden for arthouse film, appointed Sweden’s best streaming service by the tech magazine IDG in 2019.
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The cinemas supported by Draken Film include: Zita (Stockholm), Bio Rio (Stockholm), Capitol Bio (Stockholm), Panora (Malmö), Fyrisbiografen (Uppsala), Bio Roy (Göteborg), Capitol (Göteborg), Hagabion (Göteborg) Kino (Lund), Gylleboverket (Östra Vemmerlöv), Röda Kvarn (Borås), Folkets Bio Växjö, Folkets Bio Umeå, Tollereds biograf, Scala (Båstad), Bio 7:an, (Gävle), Folkets Bio Jönköping, Biocafé Tellus (Stockholm), Reflexen (Kärrtorp), Biograf Maxim (Laholm), Garvaren bio (Ljungby), Markaryds Biograf (Markaryd), Oskarströms Biograf (Oskarström), Rialto, (Vårgårda), Folkets Bio Regina (Östersund), CNEMA (Norrköping), Roxy (Örebro), Årsta Folkets Hus (Årsta), Park Bio (Vara), Bio Vågen (Lerum), Medborgarhusets bio (Ale), Göta Bio (Jonsered), Angereds Bio (Angered), Folkets Hus (Boden), Folkets Bio Luleå, Lidköpings Folkets Hus, Arenan (Karlstad), Mälaröbion (Ekerö), Riobiografen (Ockelbo), Folkets Bio Visby, Centrumbiografen (Skänninge), Grand (Skara), Mölnbo bio (Södertälje), Biografteatern Scala (Ystad), Odéon (Bengtsfors), Forellen (Tyresö), Söråkers Folkets Hus (Söråker), Bio Rosen (Hallstavik), Hypnos Theatre (Malmö), Cinema 3 (Ystad) Cinema 3 (Katrineholm), Cinema 3 (Strängnäs), Cinema 3 (Hudiksvall), Svea bio (Söderhamn), Iggesunds Folkets Hus (Iggesund), Aftonstjärnan (Göteborg).