Carl Film Forum 2018 announces final round of speakers and full programme

Carl International Film Festival’s (CIFF) industry platform, Carl Film Forum, is welcoming a number of organizations, funds and production companies from the Swedish, Baltic Sea and international film industry. The event is held August 28 and we are please to present the final round of speakers. 

A Swedish Production Rebate

The report "More film productions to Sweden" by The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth was delivered to the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and the Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke in December of 2017.

Opinions from the Swedish regions and concerned organizations has been collected and the film industry is patiently waiting for a decision from the Swedish government. We have invited Cecilia Magnusson from the Swedish Parliament, Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute and Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Strategy at Film i Väst to discuss the report, what it is about and why the film industry needs it. Join us in a discussion about the latest news on the Swedish production rebate. The panel is moderated by Mikael Svensson from Film i Skåne.

Cecilia Magnusson  Member of Swedish ParliamentCulture Committee
Anna Serner  CEO l Swedish Film Institute
Tomas Eskilsson Head of Strategy l Film i Väst
Mikael Svensson Film Commissioner l Film i Skåne

The Birth of a New Film Region

In June 2017 a report was released by the regional film resource center Reaktor Sydost about the possibility of creating a regional film fund in the Blekinge and Kalmar Counties. On Carl Film Forum 2017 the report was discussed on the panel The Birth of a New Film Region.

This year we continue that discussion. Filmplan (organizer of CIFF) has now invited a new television series, Eagles, to shoot in the region. In connection to this, the municipality of Karlskrona has decided to let Filmplan perform a supplementary pilot study. Get an update on what has happened since last year in the region and get a status report from Film i Skåne on how they see the future of film production in the south of Sweden. The panel is moderated by Marcus Fredriksson from the department of Trade and Industry at Karlskrona Municipality.

Max Dager Director of Culture and Experiences I Municipality of Karlskrona
Joakim Strand Head of Production I Film i Skåne
Henrik JP Åkesson CEO I Filmplan
Stefan H. Lindén Producer I Newstories
Marcus Fredriksson Department of Trade and Industry l Karlskrona Municipality

An international view of the gender equality with 
 WIFTI / SWAN / Swedish Film Institute

The concept of #metoo spread quickly around the world. Diversity and equality is more relevant than ever in today's global socio-political climate and it's crucial when building a sustainable future film industry.

Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) is an organization and a network that work for the advancement of women in the industry and is committed to break down barriers and stereotypes. The newly founded Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network association supports the position of women in Swiss and international film and audiovisual media. The Swedish Film Institute has successfully been working for gender equality for many years.

Listen to film professionals that in different ways are working for equality in the film industry. What are their strategies? How does the current situation look in various countries? What kind of challenges and opportunities is the industry facing and what are the next steps? The panel is moderated by Carl International Film Festival's event and seminar manager Camilla Larsson.

Anna Serner CEO I Swedish Film Institute
Nicole Ackerman Chair I WIFT Germany
Kissy Dugan President I WIFT Italy
Dr. Susan Liddy Co-chair I 
WIFT Ireland

Laura Kaehr Co-Founder and Co-President I SWAN
Camilla Larsson Event and seminar manager I CIFF

Carl Film Forum Programme


Read our introduction of the first set of speakers for Carl Film Forum 2018 here.

09.00-9.30     Registration & Coffee
09.30-10.30   The Birth of a New Film Region
10.30-11.30   An International view of Gender Equality
11.30-12.00   Licensing music
12.00-13.00   Lunch Break
13.00-14.00   Case-Study: Iron Sky
14.00-14.45   A Swedish Production Rebate
14.45-15.15   Coffee Break
15.15-16.15   How do we attract film productions from Hollywood and Asia
                      to the Baltic Sea Region
16.15-17.45   Meet the Investors
18.00             Industry event & Carl Awards

Register now for Carl Film Forum!

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.

Included in the accreditation:

  • 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 & Carl Awards

As a guest at Carl Film Forum 2018 you are also given the opportunity to buy a ticket for the industry event where we will also hand out the Carl Award in the festival’s newly established Baltic Sea 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 invite you to the red carpet, mingle, buffet and the Carl Awards for Baltic Sea Film Competition.

Carl Film Forum: 900 SEK

Carl Film Forum + Industry event: 1195 SEK (including the Carl Awards for the festival's Baltic Sea Competition).

To participate in the Carl Film Forum, you need to follow the link below where you can register and afterwards be directed to purchase the accreditation.

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.

Carl Film Forum will be held parallel to Carl International Film Festival, on Tuesday August 28 and the programme catalogue in PDF will be released soon. Stay tuned! 

The offical programme release for the second edition of the festival will be held on August 7. The festival will present a wide program of film premieres, seminars, open air cinema and will take place Karlskrona between 24-29 august!

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