44:e festivalen 29 jan - 8 feb, 2021

Welcome to the leading film festival in Scandinavia

43:e festivalen
24 Jan -
3 Feb, 2020

160 000



Göteborg Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Nordic countries. Each year the festival’s program group travels around the world to track down choice films to bring back to Göteborg. These films are then presented during the ten-day festival at the end of January, creating a great banquet serving audiences nearly 450 films from some 80 countries.

Bringing the whole world to Göteborg has always been the festival’s motto, but the goal is also to be a springboard for new Nordic film out into the world. Every year the Nordic competition, Dragon Award Best Nordic Film, scrutinizes an upper-crust of competitors. The winner’s prize is among one of the film world’s largest: one million Swedish crowns.

Göteborg Film Festival began in 1979 and each year attracts more than 160,000 visits.

The festival’s industry section, with Nordic Film Market at the vanguard, is the foremost marketplace for Nordic film and TV drama as well as an important meeting place industry visitors from all over the world.

Yet the festival is not just about film: we also invite you to some 40 seminars as well as live music performances, art exhibits and many other activities.

Tickets for the upcoming festival will be released for sale on January 9 for members and on January 11 for general audiences. Click here to become a member and secure tickets to our most popular movies ahead of everyone else.

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For an equal film industry

50/50 Vision

The film industry keeps ignoring half the picture. Therefore, at the next annual Göteborg Film Festival, half of the films will be directed by women. We call this initiative 50/50 Vision.

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The largest film cash prize in the world

Dragon Awards

Our prestigious prizes handed out to winners at each festival. Best Nordic Film entails a prize of one million Swedish crowns, making it the world’s largest film prize.

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Guests from all over the world


Over the years, both prominent international stars and the most promising talents have visited the festival.

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Göteborg Film Festival year round

Draken Film

Draken Film is Sweden's leading subscription service for arthouse films. It’s simple: a year-round film festival.

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