International Film Submission

Göteborg Film Festival take applications for:

1. Feature films of all genres available on DCP or 35mm. The length must be 60 minutes minimum.

2. Documentaries available on DCP or 35mm. The length must be 45 minutes minimum. Please note that we do not take applications for international shorts.

To be considered for the festival 2018 the submitted film must have had its first public screening after January 1, 2017. Please note that any screening of the film in Sweden prior to the Festival automatically disqualifies the film from participating in the Göteborg Film Festival.

All applications must be made through our website. The festival charges an application fee of 30 Euro. This is an administrative fee, and does not guarantee that the film will be selected. The only way to submit a film to Göteborg Film Festival 2018 is to complete the online submission form, pay the entry fee with a credit card and send a link to an online screener of your film or a DVD to us. The entry fee is non-refundable.

Both the application screener and the exhibition DCP/print must have English subtitles (if the original dialogue is not entirely in English). Unfortunately we doesn’t have the possibility to return DVD’s, or to leave detailed feedback on your film other than accepted/not accepted. The program committee's decision of accepted/not accepted will be announced to you on December 31, 2017 or earlier.

If your film corresponds with the above mentioned criterions, you are most welcome to submit to our up-coming 41st Göteborg Film Festival, Jan 26 – Feb 5, 2018.

Göteborg Film Festival has three competitions for feature lenght films:

Nordic Competition – open for feature films from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.

Nordic Documentary Competition – open for documentaries from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.

The Ingmar Bergman Competition – open for feature films by first and second time directors from all around the world.

If you have any questions please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

For further questions regarding the international film submission please contact: