PARIS– Jonas Holmberg has been tapped artistic director of Goteborg Film Festival, succeeding to Marit Kapla.

A movie critic who founded the film mag FLM, Holmberg  joined the festival in 2012 and worked as international program director and the deputy artistic director.

“Under Marit Kapla’s guidance, the festival has found a record-breaking audience and also established itself as an internationally important festival. I would like to continue strengthening the festival’s position as the most important film festival in the Nordic countries,” said Holmberg.

Sven-Olof Bodenfors, Goteborg fest chairman, said “Jonas Holmberg (was) exactly what it takes to carry the program work into a new era and to consolidate the festival’s task of showing important films to a broader audience. At the same time we’re happy to keep Marit Kapla’s experience and expertise in our expanded operations.”

Kapla, who was the festival’s artistic director since 2007, will now be working on the fest’s digital film channel launched in the fall. The Swedish channel features year-round access to the festival’s global film selection, along with other programs.