Göteborg Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival has been running for more than 40 years. It is the largest film festival in the Nordic countries and the most important annual meeting place in the Nordic film industry.

Today, the film festival is also one of the most significant cultural events in Sweden and has become a stable and appreciated part of Swedish cultural life and a significant player in the international film industry.

The festival runs for 11 days during the months of January-February and attracts around 160,000 visitors. During the festival period, about 450 films from some 80 countries are shown in over 1,000 screenings.

Challenge

Göteborg Film Festival partnered with Magine Pro over three years ago to take over as platform provider for their SVOD film service, Draken Film. In January 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Göteborg Film Festival sought to leverage the existing SVOD platform to deliver the annual festival experience online.

The 11-day Göteborg Film Festival required a dedicated host page within the Draken Film service that was only accessible to those in Sweden who purchased an 11-day digital festival pass.

Solution

  • Create a dedicated Göteborg Film Festival page within the Draken Film web service and apps across all devices.
  • Enable Göteborg Film Festival to ingest, transcode and protect over 60 exclusive film titles and trailers scheduled to premiere during the festival.
  • Leverage Magine Pro’s delivery architecture to seamlessly deliver content to all requesting devices during high traffic spikes due to theatrical release windows.
  • Enable Göteborg Film Festival to replicate the festival and cinema experience as closely as possible using the Magine Pro CMS Console to curate the dedicated festival page. Including artwork, poster sizes, cast information and content descriptions. Göteborg Film Festival can also determine which film to premiere on select dates during the 11-day festival.
  • Enhanced customer segmentation through MailChimp, enabling Göteborg Film Festival to clearly identify Draken Film users from festival pass holders for marketing purposes.
  • Facilitate promotional offers so that users could purchase a digital Göteborg Film Festival pass ahead of the event.
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    Result

    The flexibility of Magine Pro’s OTT platform enabled us to extend Draken Film's capabilities to serve as a digital host for the Göteborg Film Festival. The 11-day festival launched at the end of January 2021 on a dedicated page across all devices within the Draken Film service.

    By facilitating promotional offers within the Draken Film service, festival attendees were able to purchase a digital pass up to one month ahead of the Göteborg Film Festival and access select Draken Film content, as well as trailers for films due to premiere during the festival itself.

    Using Magine Pro’s CMS Console to curate the dedicated page enabled Göteborg Film Festival to replicate as much as possible the festival and cinema experience. And independently control which films premiered and when during the festival. We also enhanced user segmentation with the integrated mail service provider, MailChimp, enabling Göteborg Film Festival to identify between Draken Film users and digital festival pass holders for improved marketing and communication.

    Leveraging our secure delivery architecture enabled Göteborg Film Festival to premiere over 60 films titles during the 11-day festival seamlessly, including Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated films.

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