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43rd Göteborg International Film Festival

Göteborg, Sweden, January 24 to February 2, 2020

Call for entries

(Feature films, all genres)


The Göteborg International Film Festival is accepting entries for its upcoming edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry Fees: Yes


  • Films must not have screened before January 1st, 2019;
  • Feature films must be a minimum length of 50 minutes.


Launched in 1979 with the goal to show non-mainstream films to a broader audience, the Göteborg Festival has become the biggest public film festival in Scandinavia. Each year, some 450 films from about 90 countries are screened, and the festival registers 160 000 admissions. It is also the primary networking platform for the film industry of the Nordic countries. All through the festival week 1 800 accredited producers, commissioners, directors, screenwriters and other industry experts attend the festival.

The festival programs two international competitions:


  • The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is open for narrative or documentary features by first and second time directors.
  • The International competition – Dragon Award for Best International Film. This section presents films that have already been loved and awarded at other festivals as well as new discoveries. * 2019 Award winner film was the Canadian feature GIANT LITTLE ONES by Keith Berman.


Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the Göteborg International Film Festival as part of its Success Index and provides assistance through the International Festival Participation Program.


Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
1 800 567-0890