Goteborg film fest gets new topper

Kapla subbed as program coordinator

STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons.

Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months.

“I’ve been offered the best job in Sweden, and now that my substitute (run) is finished, I can simply stay here and keep working with these fantastic people,” Kapla said.

The Goteborg festival is the premier meeting place for the Nordic film industry. This year’s event saw a record number of 122,400 admissions for 700 screenings.

The fest’s seminar program, with lecturers including Milos Forman and Stellan Skarsgard, also attracted a record audience.

More Film

  • Cannes Cate Blanchette

    Cannes 2018 Spotlights Lives of People on the Margins of Society

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

  • Donald Glover Lando Calrissian Star Wars

    Donald Glover on 'Solo' Director Drama and What It's Like to Play an Icon

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

  • Solo A Star Wars Story BTS

    Inside 'Solo': A 'Star Wars' Story's Bumpy Ride to the Big Screen

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

  • Rough Night

    Fewer Films From Top Studios Featured LGBTQ Characters in 2017, GLAAD Reports

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

  • Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD

    Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD Movies for $2.50 per Day in Six Test Markets

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

  • Molly's Game

    TV and 'Peppa Pig' Boost eOne's Results, but Film Revenue Slumps

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

  • Netflix Signs Deal with Producer Kim

    Netflix Signs First-Look Deal With Producer Kim Magnusson for Nordic Movies (EXCLUSIVE)

    STOCKHOLM — Marit Kapla has been named the new program director of Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival, replacing Jannike Ahlund, who announced Sunday, as the event wrapped, that she’s ankling for private reasons. Former journalist Kapla, 36, has been substituting as program coordinator of the Goteborg fest for 18 months. “I’ve been offered the best job […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content