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The Göteborg Film Festival

The Göteborg Film Festival is up and running

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  34th Göteborg International Film Festival has now started. At the inauguration ceremony the American director and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman received the festival's new Honorary Dragon Award. We have ten days ahead of us with no fewer than 443 films from 76 countries, 750 screenings at 18 salons.   Apart from the honorary award two other prizes were handed out at the inauguration ceremony at the Draken cinema. This year the Göteborg Film Award (50 000 SEK) went to Andrea...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents. “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinematographer Johan King. In “Fishy”, director Maria Blom, one such St...

Zagreb Film Festival Golden Pram for Rumba

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On 6th Zagreb Film Festival (www.zagrebfilmfestival.com) on the merit of this years Jury (Marit Kapla-Director of the Goteborg Film Festival, Sejla Kameric-film director and Nadine Luque-film producer) this year’s programme for feature and shorts offered hilarious Belgian Chaplin style feature “Rumba”. This film won The Golden Pram Award for Best Feature Film and it is directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy. It’s a choreographic and physical movement film that resemble...

6th Zagreb Film Festival Awards

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FEATURE FILM AND SHORTS OF ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL As the speciality of the 6th Zagreb Film Festival, this young and charming international film festival closed Oktavijan Miletic’s film “Agram die Hauptstadt Kroatiens”, documentary film made during the II World War and Nazi occupation, in Zagreb. The festival also previewed the oldest preserved film made in Croatia, directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, “The Grand Duke’s Financies” shot in Dubrovnik, Split and Rab in a year of 1923. The...

Films supported by the Göteborg Film Festival in competition in Cannes

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This year four directors supported by the Göteborg Film Festival Fund will be presenting films in the Cannes Film Festivals official programme. One of the twenty films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is Summer Palace by the Chinese director Lou Ye, who has previously visited the Göteborg Film Festival with his award winning Sozhou he, the very first film to be completed with financial support from the Göteborg Film Festival Fund. When Paz Encina presents her first film ...

Göteborg Fund Films in Competition at Cannes

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This year four directors supported by the Göteborg Film Festival Fund will be presenting films in the Cannes Film Festival's official programme.One of the twenty films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is Summer Palace by the Chinese director Lou Ye, who has previously visited the Göteborg Film Festival with his award winning Sozhou he, the very first film to be completed with financial support from the Göteborg Film Festival Fund. When Paz Encina presents her first film in C...

Goteborg Film Festival Fund supports new projects

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Since seven years the Göteborg Film Festival in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) manage a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. During the next year a total amount of four million SEK (aprox. 450 000 €) will be distributed as development support, postproduction support and contributions towards training, education and organization of technical facilities in the film area. This week the fund’s selection c...

Gala Ceremony for 29th Göteborg Film Festival Awards

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At a special gala ceremony at the Museum of World Culture, the Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Film Award went to the director Dagur Kári for Dark Horse (Voksne Mennesker), which, “with a young careless rebel in focus, with insight and humour unites fragments from an alienated society into an artistically challenging unity”. The award consists of 150 000 SEK and the Filmdraken (Film dragon)statuette."To be nominated for an award like this is like having a race horse", expressed a happy Dagur...

Closing Gala at the 29th Göteborg Film Festival

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At a special gala ceremony at the Museum of World Culture, the Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Film Award went to the director Dagur Kári for Dark Horse (Voksne Mennesker), which, “with a young careless rebel in focus, with insight and humour unites fragments from an alienated society into an artistically challenging unity”. The award consists of 150 000 SEK and the Filmdraken (Film dragon)statuette."To be nominated for an award like this is like having a race horse", expressed a happy Dagur...

Göteborg Film Festival's Nordic Jury 2006

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Eight new Nordic films are competing for the Göteborg Film Festival's Nordic Film award. The films are either world premieres or international premieres and the award is 150 000 SEK and a statuette – the Film Dragon – by renowned artist Ernst Billgren. This year’s jury consists of five women representing the Nordic countries. Monika Tunbäck-Hanson, film and literature critic at daily newspaper Göteborgs-Posten since the late 1960s. She has been promoted honorary doctor at the University...

The Göteborg Film Festival, No 29!

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The Göteborg Film Festival, now in its 29th year will be held 26th January to 4th of February, becoming the Nordic film branch headquarters for ten days. The festival head is the esteemed film critic Jannike Åhlund who has been active for nearly three decades on the Swedish film scene and a member of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes 2003. The festival is both a public forum as well as a branch meeting place with 450 features, shorts, and documentaries from 60 countries.George Clooney’s ...

Göteborg Film Fest: Asian horror meets French-Armenian love

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The 29th Göteborg Film Festival offers a broad variety of films. Asian horror meets French-Armenian love and Swiss every day life in a monastery and all of the other combinations possible when 450 short-, feature and documentary films from 60 countries are screened during a ten day period. Friday January 27th the festival will open with a screening of Sturla Gunnarsson’s Icelandic-Canadian epic Viking tale Beowulf & Grendel with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård in one of the leading parts. Be...

8 films ready for the Nordic Competition at Göteborg

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Eight new Nordic films have been chosen to take part in the Nordic Competition at the Göteborg Film Festival. The award consists of an award sum of 150 000 SEK and the statuette Filmdraken (the Film dragon) by Swedish artist Ernst Billgren. Göteborg Film Festival will be inaugurated January 27. Opening film will be the Viking drama Beowulf & Grendel by director Sturla Gunnarsson. Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård plays one of the main characters and will also be present on the Opening night. Ne...

GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL FUND SUPPORTS EIGHT PROJECTS

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GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL FUND SUPPORTS EIGHT PROJECTS For six years the Göteborg Film Festival in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) manage a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. During the next year a total amount of four million SEK will be distributed as development support, postproduction support and contributions towards training, education and organization of technical facilities in the film area. This ...

The 29th Göteborg Film Festival 27 January-6 February 2006

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As the major film festival in Scandinavia, the 29th Göteborg Film Festival will screen more than 400 high quality Nordic and international films during the ten-day period of the festival.The next edition of the festival will take place from January 27 until February 6, 2006. This year’s director in focus is the British documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto, who has devoted her work to portraying the situation of women all over the world. Kim Longinotto has lived and worked in Japan, Iran and ...

<i>Evil</i> Winner of 3 Swedish Awards and Oscar nomination

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Swedish "Guldbagge" (Golden Beetle) Awards Evil directed by Mikael Håfström took home "Golden Beetles" for best Swedish film of 2003, best cinematography (Peter Mokrosinski) and best set design (Anna Asp) on January 26th.Set in the 1950's the film is about an exclusive school for young men run by bullies that subjugate their peers while teachers and staff look the other way. Erik (Andreas Wilson) stands up to his tormentors and earns the name 'Rat'.The film is an adaptation of the semi-biog...
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