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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

Goteborg International Film Festival CineLink award

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Göteborg International Film Festival Fund awards CineLink project in SarajevoOne of the awards handed out last Friday at the co-production market CineLink, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, carried the name Göteborg International Film Festival Fund. This is only one of many new international co-operations initiated by the film fund this autumn. Other new partners are the organisations Cinergia in Costa Rica, Arcadia in Guatemala, Sud Écriture in Tunisia, and Manana Youth Center in Armenia. Alrea...

Göteborg International Film Festival and Ingmar Bergman

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The late Ingmar Bergman was very close and important to the Göteborg International Film Festival. He was the festival’s honorary president and showed great interest in the activities of the organisation.The festival is represented in the council of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. – In the first place you feel very sad because a human being has passed away. It is always sad when a person dies, and it always comes unexpected. Of course my thoughts go out to his family, nearest and dearest. Per...

Bergman retrospective at next Göteborg Fest

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Yesterday was the last day of the fourth Bergman Week, the small and intimate festival, on the island of Fårö, co-arranged by Göteborg International Film Festival. Among this year’s guests were British actor and director Kenneth Branagh, Swedish Bergman actress Bibi Andersson and Swedish pianist Käbi Laretei. Branagh screened his film version of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute and introduced his Bergman favourite Fanny and Alexander. – My friends sometimes ask me if I am influenced by t...

New Festival Director and Programme Coordinator in action

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On April 1 Marit Kapla took up her duties as new Festival Director at Göteborg International Film Festival. On her former place as Programme Coordinator we will now find Andreas Degerhammar. He has a past as a film journalist, for written press as well as national tv, and at the festival daily, The Dragon. This means that the programming of the 31st festival can start with full power. So far a few festivals have been visited but the big starting shot will be the Cannes festival, where a big num...

Göteborg International Film Festival's Closing Party

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival's Closing PartyThe Closing Gala Evening of the 30th Göteborg International Film Festival was celebrated tonight at restaurant Tres at Lindholmen, where the following awards were presented; The Göteborg International Film Festival Nordic Film Award, Startsladden, Kodak Nordic Vision Award, the Church of Sweden Film Award, the Fipresci Award (the international film critic award for best Nordic film) and the Audience's Choice Award, feature ...

Göteborg International Film Festival Program reveiled

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ...

Göteborg International Film Festival

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ”Under...

Iraqi Film Days during Göteborg International Film Festival

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On February 1-2 the Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden will host the Iraq Short Film Festival! Iraqi short films will be screened and the seminars Images of Iraq - Images from Iraq and The Current Situation of the Iraq Film Industry will take place at the Museum of World Culture in Göteborg. Among the participants are Nizar al Rawi, director of Iraq Short Film Festival and Mohamed Al Daradji, director of Ahlaam (Dreams), the Iraqi contribution to the Oscar for best foreign language...

Eight films ready for the Nordic Competition!

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Celebrating its 30th jubilee Göteborg International Film Festival will be inaugurated January 26, 2007. Opening film will be the drama The New Man (Den nya människan) by director Klas Härö. Time to Go (Tid att gå) by Lisa Munthe, will be the opening short film. Both of these are in competition for the prestigous Nordic Film Award. Eight new Nordic films are nominated for the Nordic Competition at the Göteborg International Film Festival. The award consists of an award sum of 100 000 SEK an...

30th Göteborg Film Fest Ready with Nordic Prize Lineup

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Eight films ready for the Nordic Competition!Celebrating its 30th jubilee Göteborg International Film Festival will be inaugurated January 26, 2007. Opening film will be the drama The New Man (Den nya människan) by director Klas Härö. Time to Go (Tid att gå) by Lisa Munthe, will be the opening short film. Both of these are in competition for the prestigous Nordic Film Award.Eight new Nordic films are nominated for the Nordic Competition at the Göteborg International Film Festival. The awar...

Göteborg Film Fest launches Ingmar Bergman award

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During the 30th anniversary of the Göteborg International Film Festival the inaugurational Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award will be presented to “a director making his or her debut with a film dealing with, in a broad sense, issues displaying a dynamic or experimental consciousness of the cinematic means of expression”. The award consists of one weeks stay at the Bergman Week at Fårö during the summer of 2007, and a beautiful engraved stone from Ingmar Bergman’s own beach at Få...

Åsa Larsson new CEO of the Göteborg International Film Festival

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After six successful years with the Göteborg International Film Festival Svante Hjertén is moving on to other assignments leaving his position as the festival’s CEO. New CEO of the Göteborg International Film Festival will be Åsa Larsson, with a background in journalism, she has worked with the festival since 1994. - Ever since I started volunteering for the festival as a student I’m hooked. The films, the guests, all the events surrounding the festival and the fantastic audience makes G...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Göteborg Film Festival wraps

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Göteborg Film FestivalJanuary 23 -- February 2, 2004This year's Göteborg Film Festival kicked off on January 23 in the midst of a panorama of 500 films. The Göteborg fest, whose honorary president is Ingmar Bergman, is noted for its excellent selection of world cinema. Festival sections receive titles such as Iranian Images, Little Italy, Cuba Libre, Made in Argentina, Real Brazil, French Connection, Korean Highlights, Made in Spanish, Asian Hots, German Stories, USA documentaries and Critic'...
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