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Chile in focus at the 36th Goteborg Film Festival

Today we're revealing the festival's focus and announcing the first four films from the programme for 2013! For its 36th year, Göteborg International Film Festival has decided to spotlight Chilean film. 40 years after Pinochet's military coup d'état, Chile's film industry is once again blooming with a wave of young Chilean filmmakers finding success abroad.  During the military dictatorship, many people were persecuted and killed as a result of their political opinions. The o...

Another record breaking festival edition at Gôteborg

  When the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival now enters its last day new records have been set once again. More than 130 600 tickets have been sold to 750 screenings of 443 films from 76 countries. This year the number of visitors is 32 620, an increase of 1.4 percent from last year. - The increase of the number of tickets sold may seem marginal, with 220 more tickets and 435 more festival passes. But given the extremely high occupancy, and the record years we have behin...

The Göteborg Film Festival is up and running

  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...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

Dani Strömbäck wins Nordic Film Music Prize in Göteborg

Finnish composer/pianist/studio musician Dani Strömbäck was awarded the Nordic Film Music Prize at the Dragon Awards Gala in Göteborg on Saturday. He had composed the score to Claus Härö’s film Letters to Father Jacob. He describes his creative process in this particular case:   “First, I captured the feeling after reading the script. The first impression. I improvised and tried various melodies.”   After meeting with the director, he was given a lot of freedom to work. ...

Günter Wallraff – ‘wallraffing’ around Germany

“The important thing is truth,” says Günter Wallraff. “And it has to be backed up.” Legendary undercover journalist Günter Wallraff discussed his documentary “Günter Wallraff: Black on White” at Göteborg International Film Festival. The man who is famous for his “wallraffing” – his method of investigative journalism – spent a year traveling through Germany as Somali immigrant Kwami Ogonno in order to find out how dark-skinned immigrants are treated in Ger...

Opening of 33rd annual Göteborg International Film Festival

33:rd Göteborg International Film Festival has started! Indian tigres, samosas, skateboarding, and dancing all night long – the 33:ed edition of Göteborg International Film Festival stated off with a huge eclectic party last night. The classic venue Trädgår’n was transformed into an international party house to celebrate the start of this year’s edition of Scandinavia’s biggest film festival. This year’s  theme is SHARING; a timely word in our increasingly global...

Goteborg International Film Festival

The leading film festival in Northern Europe, and one of the biggest public film festivals in the world. Every year ca 450 films from ca 70 countries are screened. The festival hosts The Nordic Film Market, the most important market for new Nordic film.

Göteborg International Film Festival Program reveiled

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 ...