Göteborg Film Festival – Scandinavia’s Largest Film Festival

In January and February every year, the Göteborg Film Festival takes place in the city’s cinemas and digitally across the country, featuring a plethora of gala premieres and memorable cinematic experiences.

Read more about the festival at goteborgfilmfestival.se/en.

Every year, the festival’s program team travels around the world to select films to bring to Gothenburg. Over ten days, approximately 200 films from around 80 countries will be showcased. Bringing the whole world to Gothenburg has always been the festival’s motto, but it also aims to be a springboard into the world for new Nordic films. The Nordic competition, Dragon Award Best Nordic Film, offers a high-quality field. Throughout the festival, you’ll find not only films but also parties, concerts, and a variety of other activities.

Facts about Göteborg Film Festival :
Dates: January – February
Annual attendance: Approximately 250,000 visitors
Films: Around 200 from about 80 countries
Screenings: About 750 during the festival period.

Photo: Draken/Folketshus.

Järntorget & Långgatorna

A stone’s throw from Göteborg Film Festival’s main cinema Draken you will find Järntorget and the streets Långgatorna. Here you can browse among thrift shops, enjoy the relaxed nightlife, have a beer with good friends, explore the charming wine bars, or have a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. The new Clarion Hotel Draken at Järntorget will serve as the new center for Göteborg Film Festival and the main hub and meeting place for the film and television industry attending the festival. 

Järntorget. Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/Göteborg & Co.

Rosenlund & Kungshöjd – bars and restaurants by the water

Rosenlund and Kungshöjd are also close to the festival hub Draken, where locals has been making pilgrimages for for fresh fish for hundreds of years. Nowadays, Rosenlund offers a plethora of exciting bars, shops and restaurants. The nearby area of Kungshöjd, in turn, offers winding streets, a beautiful view of the city and the harbour entrance and is well worth a visit for a drink or a cup of coffee.

Guide to Järntorget

Järntorget is an area located in between Linné, Rosenlund and Kungshöjd, but also Masthugget and Haga. Here you are also just stone’s throw away from the popular restaurant and bar streets called Långgatorna. The nearest stop for trams and buses is Järntorget.

Buses: X2, 50, 90, 91, 114, 290 och Röd

Trams: 1, 3, 6, 9 och 11

On Norra Allégatan, Heurlins Plats and Rosenlundsgatan there are parking spaces for the disabled.