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More than films and dragon awards: The Göteborg International Film Festival as a meeting place

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This article discusses how the largest film festival in the Nordic countries, the Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF), is much more than a setting for bringing quality films to local audiences.With retrospectives, an extensive programme of seminars and master classes, a film lab for upcoming talent, a film market as well as a television industry day, and recent initiatives such as co-organizing a university course on Swedish film policy and publishing a Ph.D. thesis as part of the festival’s line of publications, the festival is an important link not only between film-makers and audiences, but also between the industry, policy-makers and scholars.

Keywords: Filmkonst; Göteborg International Film Festival; Nordic Film Market; TV Drama Vision; film festivals; film markets

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Copenhagen

Publication date: August 29, 2012

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