Introducing first set of speakers for Carl Film Forum 2018

Carl International Film Festival’s industry platform, Carl Film Forum, is welcoming a number of organizations, funds and production companies from the Swedish, Baltic Sea and international film industry. We are pleased to announce some of the  producers and decision-makers

Hollywood and Asia to the Baltic Sea region

With a Swedish film production rebate slowly taking shape, following similar schemes in Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Poland, the question regarding attracting foreign film productions is getting more relevant. We have invited two eminent producers from outside of Europe to get their perspectives on how to attract foreign productions to Sweden as well as to the Baltic Sea Region.

Mike Macari is the Hollywood producer who found the Japanese original film Ringu and produced the american The Ring-trilogy. He also produced remakes out of two Swedish features. Yeonu Choi is a producer and Senior Vice President of Int'l Production from South Koreas leading entertainment studio CJ E&M. CJ E&M is now looking to expand outside South Korea as a fully-fledged global producer with already several international films in their pipeline. Macari and Choi will provide an Asian and North American perspective regarding production possibilities connected to production rebates in of the Baltic Sea Region. Senior vice president of public affairs at SF Studios, Stefan Klockby will be moderating.

Yeonu Choi  Int'l Production I CJ E&M

Mike Macari  Koji Productions

Meet Venture Capital Investors

The financing landscape of the film industry is slowly changing, and less traditional ways of funding such as venture capital, becomes more and more common.

During Carl Film Forum a number of key profile investors will give an insight of what they are looking for and how to attract them to your project. The investors will give an insight on how they see the future. How can we create new innovative systems for investments and could sustainable investments and social impact be a possible way for the future? This seminar is presented in collaboration with Southern Sweden Film Network.

Founding Partner and CEO of Nouvago CapitalFrank Bonn will share his perspective on venture capital. Timo Argillander, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IPR.VC will talk more about the company and their plans to double its current fund to finance its pan-European movieJohanna Karppinen, CEO in Nyland Film Fund is establishing a new fund - Nyland Film Fund and will tell more about it. Moderator will be Helene Granqvist from Southern Sweden Film Network.

Frank Bonn Nouvago Capital

Timo Argillander IPR.VC

Johanna Karpinnen Nyland Film Fund


In-depth Case Study: Iron Sky Financing

Tero Kaukomaa, the producer of the Finnish cult film Iron Sky (2012) is about to release the anticipated sequel - Iron Sky: The Coming Race. The first film's teasers reached more than 20 million views in YouTube alone, thus becoming one of the most successful viral videos. The long-anticipated sequel - Iron Sky: The Coming Race – is about to be released and the spin-off - Iron Sky: The Ark is also in production.

During Carl Film Forum Tero Kaukomaa (Blind Spot Pictures) will provide an in-depth case study of the Iron Sky production and the financing structure of the project. The production built a steady fan-base that was involved in different ways throughout the process of making the film. With a mix of different funds, co-production partners, financial backers, shareholders and crowd sourcing, Iron Sky example showcases alternative ways to produce and finance films. 

Tero Kaukomaa Blind Spot Pictures

How to license music?

Carl International Film Festival will continue the collaboration with Universal Production Music for this years festival. Mikael Jonasson is Head of Sales and Marketing at Universal Production Music and will attend Carl Film Forum to talk about Universal and how to lincence music for film.

What rights are needed and what options exist, in addition to hiring a composer to write original music or clear original music? What options do you have besides hire a composer to write music or clear original music? How do you make a budget for music and spend the money the right way? Jonasson will navigate the seminar through the world of music licensing for film, TV productions and drama series. 

Mikael Jonasson Universal Production Music

Register now for Carl Film Forum 2018!

Make your accreditation to the festival's industry forum before the early bird deadline on July 31!

With an accreditation to Carl Film Forum you will get access to all activities and events that are a part of the Carl Film Forum during Carl International Film Festival 2018. The accreditation will also give you entry to an unlimited number of festival screenings. Carl Film Forum will be held August 28 at Dockside, Skeppsbrokajen 10.

  • lunch and beverages during the forum activities
  • access to all program activities during Carl Film Forum 2018
  • free access to alla festival screenings and events
  • membership to CIFF 2018


Dockside, Skeppsbrokajen 10

Industry event

As a guest at Carl Film Forum 2018 you are also given the opportunity to buy a ticket for the industry event and award ceremony for The Baltic Sea Film Competition at Sjörök in Karlskrona. For this VIP event CIFF invites both local officials and politicians as well as festival business partners and guests at Carl Film Forum. The night will consists of the red carpet, mingle, buffet and the award ceremony for Baltic Sea Film Competition.

Early bird price until July 31: 700 SEK

Late bird price from Aug 1: 900 SEK

Early bird price + Industry event until July 31: 995 SEK

Late bird price + Industry event from Aug 1: 1195 SEK 

To participate in the Carl Film Forum, you need to purchase an accreditation on the button below.


Your stay in Karlskrona

In collaboration with Scandic Hotell Karlskrona and Clarion Collection Hotel Carlscrona, the festival can offer discounted prices for festival guests.

Clarion Collection Hotel Carlscrona: 
To book these rooms, use the promotional code "CIFF" for 10% discounts between 24-29/8, 2018.

Scandic Hotell Karlskrona
: To book these rooms send an email to with the code CIFF 240818 and sign up. Guarantee booking with a credit card. You can also call +46 455-372000. Discount to Scandic is available until july 29, subject to availability.


Carl Film Forum is the festival’s industry platform. The forum will focus on establishing new opportunities for international co-production within the Baltic Sea region, roads to financing film and audiovisual media, focus on development of regional funds and film and audiovisual media production as a way to further regional development. Through seminars, networking, presentations and festivities a range of topics on the development of Swedish, Baltic Sea and international film industry will be presented.

Carl Film Forum will be held parallel to Carl International Film Festival, on Tuesday August 28 and the full program will be released soon. Stay tuned!

Carl International Film Festival