One of the “must do” things when you are in Sweden is to visit Gothenburg International film festival that is one of the biggest in Europe. Yesterday, Friday 25th of January festival has officially started. You can check photos from the glamorous red carpet opening ceremony here.
So, brief fact sheet about GIFF’13 – 450 films from 70 countries to an audience of 130,000 people. And actually according the amount of audience GIFF is one of the largest film festivals in the world. Moreover, it’s extremely popular in Sweden, and it’s hard to get tickets. Just take a look on the photo of the queue to Pustervik when it was the “Sneak Program presentation”, in the early January. Inspiring!
The program is a heavy brochure, and it takes a long time at least look through it. I spent 3 hours reading it. And mind that it’s written in Swedish, so, for those who don’t want to struggle with Swedish descriptions of 450 movies – I recommend to take a look on English version of the festival’s web-page. It has even bigger advantage – there you can see if there are still some tickets left for movies that you are interested in. And another good thing for international people in Gothenburg, that almost all films have English subtitles.
I recommend you also download free mobile app and explore all opportunities that GIFF’13 opens for visitors. It’s not only various movies from almost all corners of the world, but also master-classes, press-conferences with film directors and actors.
So, cannot write more – it’s time to buy tickets for myself! 😉 See you there!