Carl International Film Festival Taking Place In Karlskrona’s Harbor
You will be able to see films, for the Carl International Film Festival will be taking place in Saltö Fish Harbor. No longer able to hold the event at various indoor venues to do COVID-19 precautions, officials got creative and moved it to this novel location.
“This is going to be the world’s first film festival on water where the audience keeps a safe distance from each other by staying on their boats and watch films,” Festival Director Henrik JP Åkesson Ruben said.
An 81-square meter LED screen will be erected. Up to 30 boats will be able to fit into the “festival harbor.” The audience will be able to order food from close-by restaurants and have it delivered to the bridges without having to leave the comfort of their boats.
There will be security staff and divers at the festival area. Everything to provide the highest level of security, continues Henrik JP Åkesson Ruben.
This year’s festival program runs from early morning to late evening. 27 screenings across five days (August 21-25) will include both international films from Baltic Sea Region and Swedish classics. In addition to the films festival’s program includes music, interactive seminars, and conversations with filmmakers.
The Baltic Sea Competition will also run for the third time, awarding the Carl’s Crown Award with a prize of €2500 (25,000 SEK).
Carla 2020 – a Global Digital Conference on Diversity and Inclusion in the Film and TV industry – as well as Carl Film Forum, are the two parallel digital program tracks that will be offered to the audience.
Carl International Film Festival is also Sweden’s first online international film festival where the visitors can watch films and follow the festival program even from the sofa at home.
The focus country is Sweden and the theme is “Hope through Action”.
– We were on the verge of canceling the festival, but we decided to transform the festival instead, – says Festival Director Henrik JP Åkesson Ruben. The result is going to be unique – Karlskrona becomes a film city on water.
The team behind Carl International Film Festival believes that this creative concept inspired by the global pandemic can put a start to a new world’s unique attraction in the beautiful archipelago of Southern Sweden.
Festival info: www.ciff.se