48:e festivalen 24 jan - 2 feb, 2025

Josef Kullengård – new Head of Industry at Göteborg Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival appoints Josef Kullengård to Head of Industry.

48:e festivalen
24 Jan -
2 Feb, 2025

Göteborg Film Festival appoints Josef Kullengård to Head of Industry.

Josef Kullengård has a broad background in film festivals and industry forums. He joined Göteborg Film Festival 2017 as the Industry Producer for Nordic Film Market and worked with the development of the industry programmes up until 2021. Since 2019 he is also a part of the editorial team for the festival’s annual Nostradamus report. Most recently, Kullengård has worked with strategic development of audiovisual production and talent in southern Sweden as a Developer and Acting Manager at Filmregion Sydost. Other experiences include Head of Programme at Carl International Film Festival and Festival Producer at Malmö Arab Film Festival.

Mirja Wester, CEO, Göteborg Film Festival says:
“The last few years have been revolutionary for the film industry. As a result, many industry players are looking for sustainable business models to adapt to the audience’s new behavior. Film festivals need to stimulate and support the industry in these changing times. Kullengård with his passion for film and broad knowledge of the industry’s challenges is ideal for the role as the festival’s Head of Industry and we are very happy to welcome him back to Göteborg Film Festival.”

Josef Kullengård says:
“I feel honored and inspired to return to Göteborg Film Festival in the role as the new Head of Industry. Nordic Film Market and TV Drama Vision have unique positions as progressive industry platforms as well as exclusive business meeting points. My focus will be to cultivate this identity, and to continue evolving the strategic development and positioning of the industry programmes together with the great festival team.”

Kullengård starts his work as Head of Industry on October 1, replacing Cia Edström who will take on a senior role with focus on the strategic development of TV Drama Vision.

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