The festival began in 1979 and has since drawn in thousands of moviegoers to Gothenburg each year. In 2017 the festival had over 130,000 visits, 400 films from 80 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 are on offer. The festival’s industry section, with Nordic Film Market on the vanguard, is an important meeting place for industry visitors from all over the world.
The programming group works year round to choose quality films from across the globe. As a visitor to the film festival in Gothenburg, you’ll get to see films that never reach the large cinemas.