After 15 years with Sweden’s Göteborg Film Festival — Scandinavia’s largest annual showcase — fest director Gunnar Bergdahl announced Tuesday that he has decided to quit.
“Having taken the festival through its 25th anniversary, I think it is time for a change. I do not have new commitments, but I will stay in the film business,” Bergdahl told Variety. This year’s showcase took a record number of 109,000 admissions, and received 1,800 accredited guests.
A former journalist, Bergdahl has several documentaries to his credit, including two interview films with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, and “Ljudmila’s Voice”, which won a Golden Bug — the local Oscar — as best documentary 2001.