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. Due to the increased spread of Covid-19 the festival 2021 will go digital, presenting an online cinematic experience. During the eleven-day festival at the end of January, there will still be a great banquet serving audiences nearly 70 films with premiere screenings every night.
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 and normally we also invite you to some 40 seminars as well as live music performances, art exhibits and many other activities. This year will be somewhat different but our vision is still to offer the full experience of a film festival – in a digital format.
The program for the upcoming festival will be released on January 12 at goteborgfilmfestival.se/online where you will be able to register an account and buy a digital festival pass. But even today you can buy our digital festival pass as a gift card in our shop. Or why not take the opportunity to become a member and you will be able to buy the festival pass at a favorable price from 12 January.
The festival can only be streamed in Sweden.