Karlskrona is located on the mainland and the islands at the eastern Blekinge archipelago. The city was founded in 1680, when King Karl XI decided to build its new naval base here. Karlskrona has historically been a closed city; this identity has been significant for Karlskrona up to the present. At the same time, the city has been one of the main gates to the Baltic Sea and the surrounding countries through communication and trade. More than 300 years later since its founding, the naval base is still located in Karlskrona. With Carl International Film Festival, we want to work for Karlskrona as an open and international city, with a dynamic and creative cultural and corporate life.
Karlskrona is characterized by its maritime history, which has also given the city its nature with the ever-present sense of the archipelago and various forms of naval activity. Karlskrona is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and wherever you go you can find evidence of this. Fleet churches, stately squares, avenues, and defenses attracts visitors from all over the world.
The city is a cluster of history and innovation. Its location by the Baltic Sea, investments in the port and other infrastructure provides fine conditions for international contacts. The good educational opportunities, as well as the wide range of culture. And especially; all the new ideas and innovation sprouting here.