44:e festivalen 29 jan - 8 feb, 2021
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Submit your film to Göteborg Film Festival 2021

43:e festivalen
24 Jan -
3 Feb, 2020

The submissions of feature length fiction and documentary films to the 44th Göteborg Film Festival are now open. Submit here.

The global pandemic has altered the the prerequisites for film festivals. In 2021 Göteborg Film Festival plans to put into place a physical edition, with programming and implementation in accordance with relevant safety measures and the then aplicable restrictions, implying a less extensive programme and suitable precautions at the festival venues. The physical festival will be accompanied by a digital selection presented on Göteborg Film Festival’s streaming platform Draken Film, to make access possible for audience and industry without possiblities to attend the festival physically. 

Regular deadline September 30, late fee deadline October 31, 2020.
If you have any questions please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions here For further questions regarding the international film submission please contact submissions@goteborgfilmfestival.se 

The following does only apply to non-Swedish films. For Swedish feature films, documentaries and shorts, click here

How to submit your film Many filmmakers from all over the world want to submit their films to Göteborg Film Festival – a fact that makes us grateful and proud! For our 44th Göteborg Film Festival, January 29 – February 8, 2021, the international film submission is now open. Regular deadline: September 30, 2020. Late deadline: October 31, 2020.

We take applications for:

  • Feature films available on DCP or 35mm. The length must be 50 minutes or longer.
  • Documentaries available on DCP or 35mm. The length must be 50 minutes or longer.

Please note that we do not take applications for international shorts. To be considered for the 44th Göteborg Film Festival the submitted film must have had its first public screening after January 1, 2020. Please note that any screening of the film in Sweden prior to the Festival automatically disqualifies the film from participating in the Göteborg Film Festival. All applications must be made through our website: www.goteborgfilmfestival.se.

We charge an application fee of 35 Euro (regular deadline September 30) or 55 Euro (late deadline October 31). This is an administrative fee, and does not guarantee that the film will be selected. The only way to submit a film to the 44th Göteborg Film Festival is to complete the online submission form and pay the entry fee by credit card. The entry fee is non-refundable. Both the preview copy submitted and the exhibition DCP or 35mm print must be subtitled in English (if the original dialogue is not entirely in English). Unfortunately Göteborg Film Festival doesn’t have the possibility to return DVD’s and hard drives, or to leave detailed feedback on your film other than accepted/not accepted. The program committee’s decision of accepted/not accepted will be announced to you on December 15, 2020 or earlier.

If your film corresponds with the above mentioned criterions, you are most welcome to submit to our up-coming 44th Göteborg Film Festival. Göteborg Film Festival has four competitions for features and documentaries: Ingmar Bergman Competition – open for feature films by first and second time directors. International Competition – open for non-Nordic feature films and documentaries Nordic Competition – open for feature films from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. Nordic Documentary Competition – open for documentaries from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. 

If you have any questions please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions here For further questions regarding the international film submission please contact submissions@goteborgfilmfestival.se 

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