The Goteborg Film Festival opens its doors this weekend with a weeklong celebration of the films of the coming year. The festival is also home to several special events, including the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award, a lifetime achievement award in Scandinavian cinema, and a Master Class by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund. Throughout the week, there are industry events, such as the Goteborg Film Market and the TV Drama Vision section. There are also presentations of the findings of the Nostradamus report, which analyses the global film industry.
Online Marketplace for Film & Music
Filmare Göteborg festival has three products to promote the city, including films, events, and an online marketplace for film and music. The first product is an event for the single film enthusiast. It invites an isolated island where a filmmaker can spend seven days alone with their passion for the art. The other is a school of film directing, which offers only a few spots so that people can apply to the entire program at once.
The festival has also established a Competition for films that women make. The vignette for the Ingmar Bergman Competition features the French feature Gagarine, the Iranian drama The Salt in Our Waters, and the British drama Limbo. Another popular film is Tove, a famous Swedish author Tove Jansson. Critics have voted it as Sweden’s best film of the year, but the selection is still wide enough to draw the most crowds.
Selection of Six International Films
A selection of six international films will be showcased in the competition, and the audience will vote for the winner of the prize. The festival winner will receive the Dragon Award, given by the Goteborgs-Posten newspaper. A Nordic Honorary Dragon Award will be presented to Ruben Ostlund. Afterward, the festival will also host a Director’s Talk with Ostlund.
Rezwan Shahriar Sumit
The festival will have 60 international films and one Swedish film, the legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. There is also a sidebar for filmmakers. The Ingmar Bergman Competition will include two films from France: Gagarine and the Danish film ‘The Salt in Our Waters’ by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit. Apart from the competition, there are several local films, as well.
The Goteborg Film Festival is known for its international films. Among the most popular ones are Slalom, a Swedish film about a talented 15-year-old skier, and The Macaluso Sisters, a family of five sisters living in a small town in the north of Italy. The Nordic Competition will feature Danish dramedy Another Round, a Danish film contender for the Oscar.
This year’s theme is social distances’. It will feature films that examine the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown in Sweden. Other films will focus on the impact of the pandemic on society. The festival’s official vignette for 2021 includes announcements about the 2021 selection committee. The film festival will be held in two venues: the Draken cinema in the Aby Arena and the Scandinavium arena.
New Nordic Films
The film festival will feature films that have been made in Sweden. The festival is also a springboard for new Nordic films. Besides showcasing foreign films, a festival is a meeting place for industry professionals. The Nordic Film Market is one of the most important markets for Nordic films and attracts visitors worldwide. Aside from the movie, there is a dedicated section for the film industry.
Danish Director Ruben Ostlund
In addition to its Swedish premiere, the festival will also feature several films from abroad. The Ingmar Bergman Competition features several foreign movies and a French film named Gagarine. The Norwegian Film Institute will host a Directors’ Talk with Danish director Ruben Ostlund. ‘Dragon Award’ is a great way to promote a film’s success.
The festival will also feature a special screening of the film “Tove” documentary. The film will be the Swedish premiere of Zaida Bergroth’s documentary. In addition, the festival will feature a movie entitled Tigers, a film about a teenage soccer talent named Martin Bengtsson. The lighthouse has been designated the Swedish Capital of Nebraska. Its lantern room was converted into a movie theater.
The Gothenburg Film Festival is a significant market for new Nordic films. The festival takes place over ten days, with the opening night being on a remote island where the only person who attends is a healthcare worker. The event is a rite of passage for the Scandinavian film industry, and there are many special offers and events. In addition to the competition, the festival also features sweded films, low-budget recreations of classic Hollywood movies.