Göteborg International Film Festival
|Göteborg International Film Festival|
|Awards||Dragon Award Best Nordic Film, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, etc.|
|Number of films||
circa 450 films from70 countries (in 2012), 10 theaters, and many other venues
Göteborg International Film Festival is an annual film festival in Gothenburg, Sweden and the largest film event in Scandinavia. When it was launched in 1979 it showed 17 films on 3 screens and had 3,000 visitors. Today, the film festival takes place over 10 days each year at the end of January and beginning of February. In later years around 450 films from 60 countries are screened for 115,000 visitors. The film festival is also an important market place for the contractors in the movie industry.
- Dragon Award Best Nordic Film (Nordiska filmpriset)
- Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary Film (since 2013)
- The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award
- Dragon Award Best Nordic Film – Audience Choice (Nordiska Filmpriset – Publikens val)
- Dragon Award Best Swedish Documentary
- Dragon Award Best Feature Film - Audience Choice
- Dragon Award New Talent
Other Awards at the Göteborg International Film Festival
- Best Swedish Short Award (Startsladden, kortfilmspris)
- Best Swedish Short Award - Audience Award (Publikens val – Kortfilm)
- The Lorens Award
- Kodac Nordic Vision Award
- Best Swedish Feature - The Church Of Sweden Film Award (Svenska Kyrkans filmpris)
- Fipresci Award
- Best Swedish Novella Film Award (Novellfilmstävlingen)
- Best Swedish Novella Film - Audience Award (Publikens val - Novellfilm)
- Best Swedish Feature - The City Of Gothenburg Award (Göteborgs Stora Filmpris)
- The Mai Zetterling Grant (Mai Zetterling-stipendiet)
- Nordic Film Prize (Nordiska Filmmusikpriset SKAP Musikdramatikpris)
- The Golden Dragon (Gyllene draken)
- Lars Molin Grant
Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film
|Year||Film||Director||Nationality of director
(at time of film's release)
|1989||David or Goliath||Anne Wivel||Norway|
|Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky||Michal Leszczylowski||Poland|
|1990||A Handful of Time||Martin Asphaug||Norway|
|1991||Dolly and Her Lover||Matti Ijäs||Finland|
|1992||Freud's Leaving Home||Susanne Bier||Denmark|
|1993||Russian Pizza Blues||Michael Wikke and Steen Rasmussen||Denmark|
|1994||Spring of Joy||Richard Hobert||Sweden|
|1995||Cross My Heart and Hope to Die||Marius Holst||Norway|
|1996||The Atlantic||Kristian Petri, Jan Röed and Magnus Enquist||Sweden|
|1997||Body Troopers||Vibeke Idsøe||Norway|
|1998||Tic Tac||Daniel Alfredson||Sweden|
|1999||Yearning for a Life||Christer Engberg||Sweden|
|2000||My Mother Had Fourteen Children||Lars-Lennart Forsberg||Sweden|
|Knockout||Agneta Fagerström Olsson||Sweden|
|2001||Cool and Crazy||Knut Erik Jensen||Norway|
|2002||The Bricklayer||Stefan Jarl||Sweden|
|2003||Noi the Albino||Dagur Kári||Iceland|
|2004||Med kameran som tröst, del 2||Carl Johan De Geer||Sweden|
|2005||Frozen Land||Aku Louhimies||Finland|
|2006||Dark Horse||Dagur Kári||Iceland|
|2008||Let the Right One In||Tomas Alfredson||Sweden|
|2009||The Visitor||Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää||Finland|
|2010||R||Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer||Denmark|
|2011||She Monkeys||Lisa Aschan||Sweden|
|2012||The Company Orheim||Arild Andresen||Norway|
|2013||Before Snowfall (Best Nordic Film)||Hisham Zaman||Norway|
|2013||Finnish Blood Swedish Heart (Best Nordic Documentary)||Mika Ronkainen||Finland|
The festival is made up of several film sections. Films are chosen in each category with the advice of a committee of film experts. Categories have included:
Animation featuring short and long animated films.
Debuts where debutees can be discovered.
Focus featuring a region or theme in focus for that year. In 2012 focus was on Arab film and the Arab Spring.
Festival Favorites is a selection of the most liked and prized films that have been shown at festivals throughout the world during the past year.
Five Continents showing films from all categories and unconditionally traveling the globe to find the best films.
Gala featuring great films, great directors, red carpets and Oscar nominees.
HBTQ - a collection of various films that all depict untraditional love or non-heterosexual roles.
Nordic Competition focusing on new Nordic feature-films competing for the festival's Nordic Film Prize (100,000 SEK).
Nordic Light including the best of the Sweden's four Nordic neighboring countries.
Swedish World Premiers with feature-films and documentaries being shown to general audiences for the first time.
Swedish Pictures often including circa 100 Swedish short-films.
- Info on the Festival site
- "Previous winners of Dragon Award Best Nordic Film". giff.se. Gothenburg Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-08-10.