”Making a film festival with the theme of exile is an excellent work, which goes beyond film as an art form and strengthens the friendship between our peoples. Your exile film festival is a major cultural festival”
Legendary Latin American film director Fernando Solanas 2003
Exile Film Festival
The International Exile Film Festival started 1993 in Gothenburg. With the film festival, we wanted to create a forum for filmmakers who live in exile and makes films outside their home countries to freely express themselves and reach their audience. Through the films that the Exile Film Festival screens are essentially offered opportunities to deepen knowledge about refugees and immigrants, which not only benefits the democracy but also the diversity of society. The Exile Film Festival is held every other year. For each new edition, the festival has grown and developed, and received considerable attention among both festival goers and exile filmmakers. In addition, the film festival has wandered out into the world.
So far exile film festivals take place in Germany (Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Heidelberg), the Netherlands (The Hague), France (Paris) and Canada (Toronto), as well as in Sweden (Stockholm, Uddevalla, Borås, Alingsås and Malmö). All these film festivals have been arranged in collaboration with the Exile Film Festival in Gothenburg.