Göteborg Film Festival accepts films of all genres and distinctions.
The film must have its Swedish premiere at Göteborg Film Festival and not have had its first public screening before January 1, 2023. Please note that any screening of the film in Sweden, or available to Swedish audiences online, prior to the festival automatically disqualifies the film from selection.
The screening copy of the film must be in DCP format or 35mm and subtitled in English if the original dialogue is not entirely in English (does not apply to the viewing copy attached to the submissions of Swedish films).
Submissions of Swedish films are free of charge.
For all non-Swedish films we charge an application fee of 35 Euro. This is an administrative fee, and does not guarantee that the film will be selected. The application fee is non-refundable.
The length of non-Swedish films must be 50 minutes or longer. Please note that we do not take applications for international short films.
All applications must be made through our website.
The program committee’s decision of accepted/not accepted will be announced to all applicants in mid-December, 2023 or earlier.
If your film is accepted, we need to receive an English-subtitled DCP of the film no later than January 8, 2024. In addition, we need to receive information about your film for our publications immediately after your film has been accepted.
Göteborg Film Festival’s competition program
Nordic Competition – open for feature films (at least 72 minutes) from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark.
Nordic Documentary Competition – open to documentaries (at least 55 minutes) from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark.
Swedish Short Competition (Startsladden) – open for short films (max 14 minutes 30 seconds) from Sweden.
International Competition – all international films compete to win the votes of the festival visitors.
Ingmar Bergman Competition – all international films compete for the most original debut, in the spirit of Ingmar Bergman.
In addition to the festival’s own competition program, all Swedish feature films (at least 72 minutes) in the official program compete for the Swedish Church’s award – the Angelos Award.
If you have any questions please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions. For further questions regarding the submissions, please contact: