International Film Submission

The submission of international films to Göteborg Film Festival 2017 is closed. Please direct all questions regarding the application process to

We take applications for: 

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

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

To be considered for the festival 2017 the submitted film must have had its first public screening after January 1, 2016. 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 2017 is to complete the online submission form, pay the entry fee with a credit card and send a DVD or a link to an online screener of your film to us. The entry fee is non-refundable.

Both the application DVD and the exhibition print/DCP must have English subtitles (if the original dialogue is not entirely in English). Unfortunately we doesn’t have the possibility to return the 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, 2016 or earlier.

If your film corresponds with the above mentioned criterions, you are most welcome to submit to our up-coming 40th Göteborg Film Festival. 

Göteborg Film Festival has three competitions for feature lenght films:

Dragon Award Best Nordic Film – open for feature films from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. 

Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary – open for documentaries from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – 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: