Carl International Film Festival was initiated by Filmplan with the ambition to support the development of a thriving film industry in Karlskrona, Blekinge and eventually southeastern Sweden. Carl Film Forum, the industry event of the festival, has from the starting point two years ago addressed film policy in its programme. This year we decided to separate the regional and municipal film policy discussions from the international film industry forum to instead initiate Carl Film Policy. Carl Film Policy aims to create a forum where political decision makers and the film industry can come together and find ways to make the medium of film and moving images the important cultural expression and engine for economic growth as it has the potential to be. Not just in the four well-established film regions, but in the whole of Sweden.
Chairman I Filmplan