This film festival wants to stick you alone in a lighthouse for a week to watch movies

Sweden's Göteborg fest comes up with yet another eye-catching stunt

Published On
Jan 04, 2021

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Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival has been running a series of innovative promo campaigns via agency Stendahls, including inviting viewers to watch horror movies while encased in a tomb and asking men to undergo a gyno exam while they watch, to get a "woman's perspective." For 2021, in a campaign that seems entirely appropriate for the COVID-19 era, it's inviting one lucky viewer to spend a week entirely alone in a remote lighthouse, watching back-to-back movies. 

The theme of this year's festival is "Social Distances" and the festival will be held entirely digitally. To highlight that theme, the person will spend the week on the island of Pater Noster, a secluded spot out at sea, without even a mobile phone to connect with the outside world. They will have access to the full festival program of 60 premieres and are expected to provide a daily report about the films they've watched and the experience of being alone in the lighthouse. Film enthusiasts can apply via the festival website. The winner will be selected by Jan 19 and can expect to spend the week of Jan. 30 in the lighthouse.

For those not quite up to that level of social isolation, the festival will also be offering socially-distanced film screenings for one person at a time at two large screening venues, Sweden's Scandinavium arena and the Draken cinema.


Jan 04, 2021
Client :
Goteborg Film Festival
Agency :
Art Director :
Alexander Skoglund
Copywriter :
Eva Raberg
Chief Creative Officer :
Martin Cedergren
Account Director :
Peter Ohlsson
Intern Copywriter :
Ruben Widin Dahlström
Intern Art Director :
Daniel Fasth
Film Production :
is this it
Film Production :
Director :
John Boisen
Director :
Björn Fävremark
Producer :
Robert Danielsson
Producer :
Theo Gabay
Actress :
Julia Forssell
Fredrik Sellergren
Focus Puller :
Hannes Johansson
Drone Operator :
Adam Hinsch
VFX Supervisor :
Jonas Gramming
VFX Artist :
Marcus Holst
VFX Artist :
Eric Ljunglöf
Storyboard :
Jakob Sundström
Soundtrack :
Sound Design :
Andreas Mellkvist
Retouch :
Studio Mint
Photographer :
Henrik Trygg
PR :
Manifest PR
PR Strategist :
Annika Svahn
PR Strategist :
Johanna Svantesson
Head of Marketing :
Karl Svedung
Head of Communications :
Andreas Degerhammar
Press Coordinator :
Nanna Jamshidi
Project Manager :
Anton Romanus
Inhouse Web Editor :
Linda Gester
Inhouse Production Manager :
Erik Toresson Hellqvist
Inhouse Copywriter :
Johanna Wingstrand
Inhouse Art Director :
Jussi Öhrvall

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