45:e festivalen 28 jan - 6 feb, 2022

Welcome to the leading film festival in Scandinavia

43:e festivalen
24 Jan -
3 Feb, 2020




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. Read more about the digital festival pass or register an account directly at goteborgfilmfestival.se/online

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 and this year the winner’s prize is 400,000 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 festival can only be streamed in Sweden. 

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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