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Göteborg delivers its Dragon Awards

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      Dragon Awards to Company Orheim and Corpo Celeste This year's winner of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film is Kompani Orheim (Company Orheim), directed by Arild Andresen. Since 2011 the prize is worth the full sum of one million SEK and is thus one of the filmworld's biggest...

The nominees for the short film prize Startsladden at the Göteborg International Film Festival

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This year the Startsladden Award was won by Johannes Nyholm with his celebrated and acclaimed short film Las Palmas. From more than 400 submissions eight are now selected to compete for the 2012 Startsladden prize. The winner will be announced at an award gala at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Göteborg International Film Festival is the largest arena for Swedish short film. The number of submissions has increased over the years, more than 400 short films have ...

Freedom? Arabic focus on the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival

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The focus for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is the Arabic-speaking region. The idea for an Arabic focus was already born at the festival in 2011, during which the demonstrations at Tahrir Square in Cairo proceeded at full throttle. Eight films within this theme are currently ready for the coming festival in 2012. Since December 2010, country after country in the Arab world has undergone political upheaval. International observers agree that the Arab Spring is...

The world's largest online short film competition is now open for submission!

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The Göteborg International Film Festival's short film competition Dragon Award New Talent is now open for submission. For the winner of last year's Dragon Award New Talent, the Spanish film Los Gritones, the competition opened the door to the world's festivals, the film has been awarded in no less than 19 festivals around the world. Here's what the producer to Los Gritones, last years winner, Eduardo Moi Es Escribano Solera, says about The Dragon Award New Talent:"Being part of the Dragon Award...

Mikael Fellenius is new CEO of Göteborg International Film Festival

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Scandinavia's largest film festival's new CEO is Mikael Fellenius. He has 13 years experience from the Göteborg Opera, where he has worked as a Project Manager, Finance Manager, Sales Manager and Sponsorship Manager. He also has a background as a percussionist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and most recently Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, where he has worked as CEO since 2007. - It is with great enthusiasm I look forward to lead one of the largest, most beloved and respected cult...

The 12th Nordic Film Market begins!

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On Thursday, another 250 guests will arrive to the Göteborg International Film Festival as well as to the 12th edition of the Nordic Film Market, the leading market for Nordic film. This year, 28 films and future projects from the Nordic countries will be presented to international buyers, distributors and festival programmers.
 
– It is particularly gratifying that we’re able to present a seminar for the movie industry on international film distribution. The film industry has u...

"Presence" is the main theme for the Göteborg festival

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The word ”Presence” will be the main theme for the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival taking place in January 2011. The theme influences the choice of film programme, seminars and the surrounding activities. “Presence” has been chosen to reflect upon contemporary currents, both in the society and in films and film-making.The Festival Director, Marit Kapla, about the theme:”In our digital era, the word presence has an extended meaning. You meet your friends more often on interne...

Rotterdam’s 39th edition to focus on African cinema

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announces a first major focus of its 39th edition: ‘Where is Africa?’ This most extensive program devoted to independent African filmmaking at any Western film festival in recent years includes new short and feature length films, live performances, historical films, storyteller's cinema, debates and a series of commissioned films by non-African filmmakers. The 39th IFFR takes places from 27 January up to 7 February 2010. The focus on African cinema, ...

Stay in the Know with our 2009 Festival Party Directory

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Party time! Do not miss these ones but PLEASE do not ask us for invitesDaily Short Film Corner Happy hour May 14th the Cannes Market opening party, one of the major (serious) events to mingle and start promoting... May 14th Audi terrace The Audi Talents Awards with Thomas Dutronc live showcase May 15th 4pm Czech Film Center and Slovak Film Institue Welcome drinks party May 16th "Millennium" Party - Chacha Beach - Saturday May 16th at 10pmWith the cast and crew of MILLENIUM, the film ...

Award ceremony at Göteborg

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival’s closing partyThe 32nd Göteborg International Film Festival closes tonight with an award ceremony at Börsen and a big party at Magasinsgatan. The following prizes are awarded:The Nordic Film Award, The Church of Sweden Film Award, The FIPRESCI Award, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the Producer Award Lorens, and the Viewer's Choice Award.The Nordic Film Award
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New record when Gôteborg festival closes

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The 32nd edition of The Göteborg International Film Festival broke a new record. In total of 124 500 tickets were sold for 700 screenings of 450 films from 65 different countries. 31 000 member ship cards were sold. This means that the festival manifests its strong position, and once again increases both ticket and membership sales. Over a three year period the memberships have increased by 29 %.During the closing press conference today Marit Kapla summed up her second year as festival director...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are …

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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 when the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. In 2008 Jaime Rosales got the award for his Solitary Fragments. 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 wo...

Roy Andersson new Honorary President at Göteborg

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Director Roy Andersson will be the new Honorary President of Göteborg International Film Festival and successor of Ingmar Bergman. Roy Andersson will participate during the upcoming festival with a collection of his short films.Roy Andersson is well known all over the world for his feature films You the Living, Songs from the Second Floor, Giliap and A Swedish Love Story. With his strong integrity, profound engagement in questions of democracy and society, and with his daring and innovative tak...

Turkey – country in focus on the 32nd Göteborg Festival

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During the Göteborg International Film Festival 2009 we look in an eastern direction and focus on the film country Turkey. In the Turkish close up we see 10 new, exciting, Turkish films, counting 2 documentaries and 8 fiction films, ranging from thrillers to action to every day realism to poetic tales and roadmovies. On top of that: a retrospective devoted to Nuri Bilge Ceylan and his work.Turish film is full of vitality. The country produced the impressive sum of 40 films during the year of 20...

EFA will focus on promotion and training of young filmmakers

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Following the successful celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy’s Board has met at the Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden to work on the challenges of the next decade of the Awards and their 21st edition to be held in Copenhagen.The Academy is particularly proud that the Awards are hosted in the country that has produced creators of world stature, from Dreyer to Dogma, and that has traditionally sustained a confident and dynamic...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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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...

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...

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...

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 Ingmar Bergman to Present Award to Film Debutant

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The International Ingmar Bergman Debut Award is one that seeks to highlight new international filmmaking talents. The award will be presented for the first time at the Göteborg International Film Festival, which is to be held from January 26 – February 5, 2007. “The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to deal with really important issues at a time when the film industry has more and more assumed the shape and form of a butchery and fornication business!” says Ingmar Bergman. In...
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