CIFF 48 is a new initiative of Filmplan and Carl International Film Festival that aims to bring filmmakers from Sweden and around the world together in the city of Karlskrona for 48 hours of filmmaking fun.  

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June 1–3, 2018

What is it?

A 48-hour film festival challenge is a bit like a scavenger hunt for filmmakers. Teams of 4-5 participants will receive instructions and then be set loose to run all over the beautiful archipelago of Karlskrona hunting for all the ingredients needed to write, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours. A local filmmaker will coach the teams to help them finish their films in 48 hours. Since this is an international initiative, it will be held in english. At the end of the 48 hours, everyone gathers again for a big screening of all the films to celebrate!


China Åhlander

China Åhlander is an internationally awarded producer and owner of the production company Chinema Film Sweden. She’s known for ”My Aunt in Sarajevo” (2016, six Guldbagge nominations and two wins) and ”Refugee 532” (2015) on refugees from the Balkan war, the festival favourite ”Eat Sleep Die” (2012, awarded at Venice Critics’ Week + several other prizes incl four Guldbaggar and candidate for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award) and the short ”On Suffocation” (2013, Guldbagge for Best Short).

Niklas Lundin

Niklas Lundin is a swedish film producer. Niklas is the producer of the feature Bloody boys that had theatrical release in 2012. Bloody boys had its world premiere at Montreal World Film Festival and won award for best screenplay at Brussels Film Festival. For the past couple of years Niklas has also worked as a project manager and coordinator for several film talent projects in Gothenburg. Currently Niklas is working with a couple of film projects in development and as a project manager and industry coordinator at Filmplan and Carl International Film Festival 2018.

Henrik JP Åkesson

Henrik JP Åkesson  is a Swedish producer/director and the founder of the film production company Trossfilm AB. He has been working in the production field in Sweden since 2004 on fiction films and co-productions. He produced his first American film, ALONE, in 2017 which is a remake of his original film GONE.. He has also worked as a development producer at the Swedish film production company Anagram.

In 2016, Henrik started working on creating a new regional film fund in the south-east region of Sweden. As a step towards creating this new film region Henrik in 2017 founded the new Baltic Sea Region meeting point Carl International Film Festival (CIFF). He is currently the Head of Festival and Director of the industry forum, Carl Film Forum.


Henrik JP Åkesson

CEO, Filmplan

Festival Director, Carl International Film Festival, Sweden

Anastasia Laukkanen

Project manager, CIFF 48, Filmplan

Documentary film festival organizer, Russia

Eric Roache

Project manager, CIFF 48, Filmplan

Filmmaker, USA


Film screenings by all teams will take place on June,3 at 19:00 at Blekinge Museum

Sponsor Universal