Things you don't see every day

As the leading film festival in the Nordic countries, Göteborg Film Festival brings films from all over the world to Göteborg. The main goal is to be the springboard that sends new Nordic film out into the world.

The festival began in 1979 and has since drawn in thousands of moviegoers to Göteborg each year. In 2016 the festival had around 130,000 visits who were offered 450 films (1031 screenings) from 84 countries.

But the festival is not just about film. Around 40 seminars as well as music, art, Nordic Film Market and many other activities surrounding the core of films attracted 21 128 visitors during the 39th festival. The festival’s industry section, with Nordic Film Market on the vanguard, also grew last year and is an important meeting place for industry visitors from all over the world.

Our programming group works year round to choose quality films from across the globe. As a visitor to the film festival in Göteborg, you’ll get to see films that never reach the large cinemas.

Draken Film
The festivals online movie channel – offering filmfestival all year around.
Draken Film

Nordic Film Market
Our marketplace for new Nordic feature films. The goal is to strengthen the position of Nordic film throughout the whole world.
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TV Drama Vision

An international annual seminar showcasing TV drama in the Nordic countries with a global outlook, including discussions of current trends, presentations of works in progress and a comprehensive overview of upcoming Nordic TV-series as well as master classes from key industry professionals. Read more here


The screen industries are changing fast and it’s tough to keep up – let alone to look ahead. The Nostradamus project gathers analysis from the best minds in the industry for reports and seminars sketching out our future 3-5 years from now. Read more here

Nordic Film Lab 

Nordic Film Lab is an exclusive meeting place for newly established, professional filmmakers in Scandinavia. This function aims at giving participants the possibility of delving into the artistry of film and of networking in order to give rise to increased cooperation between the film industries in the Scandinavian countries.
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Regional Activity
As a node in the festival’s year-round operation, we make sure to make our presence known throughout the region through screenings and discussions.
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Children´s Film Festival
As a compliment to the main festival, on the weekend before the main festival starts we offer a jam-packed festival program for younger audiences. Cinema Draken is stuffed with film screeenings and activities during that weekend.
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Member screenings
We regularly offer our members exclusive sneak previews and private screenings through the whole year. At these screenings we often present guests with ties to film, including the relevant film’s director or actors.
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