Göteborg International Film Festival Now Open for Submissions

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Sat, 09/29/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Göteborg International Film Festival's short film competition Dragon Award New Talent is now open for submission. It is the 4th year the festival has arranged the online competition; last year more than 120 films were submitted. Jury members are from the Göteborg International Film Festival and also include the film directors Johannes Nyholm and Sascha Fülscher. Ahmad Saleh the director of last year’s winner of the Dragon Award New Talent said “Participating in the Dragon Award New Talent was definitely a highlight that brought attention to our film from both audiences and other festivals. It helped the message of our film to reach more people we can't be thankful enough for that.” Anyone may join the competition and upload their film. The film may be up to ten minutes long and there are no limits on how many films a participant may upload. The application deadline is December 15. The main jury award for Dragon Award New Talent 2013 goes to the film chosen by a selected jury. Nominations for the main jury award are presented January 8. Winner of the main jury award is presented at the Dragon Award Gala in Göteborg February 2. Visitors to the website are able to vote on their favorite films until anuary 24 and the audience award will go to the film with the most votes. Dragon Award for New Talent is an online international short film competition carried out in collaboration with advertising agency SCP web agency Bombay Works and streaming partner Kaigan TBK. Göteborg International Film Festival is the leading international film festival in Scandinavia and the main window for new Nordic films. With 180 000 visits over the year it is also one of the largest film festivals in the world. Please visit the festival's website for more information: www.giff.se