Opening Ceremony 2017

A starstudded gala premiere marked the beginning of the 40th edition of Göteborg Film Festival.

Host Bianca Kronlöf together with the Swedish Minister Of Culture Alice Bah Kuhnke opened Göteborg Film Festival 2017. 
– The choice of religion as the festival theme is both brave and perfectly natural. And it was high time for Sápmi to receive attention as a film region in a coherent way, said Alice Bah Kuhnke in her opening speech.

This years Honorary Dragon Award was handed out to Lone Scherfig and Ahang Bashi was awarded the Mai Zetterling Prize. 

The world premiere of Tom of Finland followed and marked the beginning of the festival.