Meanwhile on Earth

When we die, there are still some practicalities that need to be taken care of before our time among the living is finally over. In Meanwhile on Earth we enter the world around our end station, an industry of death. It is a place where the existential meets the mundane, the sacred meets the profane.

Documentary, 72’

Director: Carl Olsson

Cinematographers: Mathias Døcker Petersen, Jonathan Elsborg, Maria von Hausswolff

Producers: Caroline Drab, Anne Köhncke

Executive Producer: Frida Barkfors

Co-Producer: Ivo Felt

Production Companies: De Andra (SWE) Final Cut for Real (DK) & Allfilm (EE)

Editor: Sofie Steenberger

Composer: Sten Sheripov

Sound Designer: Horret Kuus


Nominated for Best Photography at GULDBAGGEN Swedish Film Awards 2020


International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020

Göteborg Film Festival 2020, Nominated Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary

Moscow International Film Festival 2020

Camerimage 2020, Documentary Features Competition

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020, International Competition

Cph:Dox 2020

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2020

Nordisk Panorama 2020, Nominated Best Nordic Documentary

Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2020

Fest New Directors/New Films Festival 2020, Golden Lynx Nominee

Brisbane International Film Festival 2020

Bergen International Film Festival 2020, Documentaire Extraordinaire Competition

Tempo Documentary Festival 2020, Nominated Tempo Documentary Award

Leeds International Film Festival 2020

Artdocfest Riga – Documentary Film Festival 2020, Baltic Focus Competition

Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2020, Documentary Competition

Docpoint Tallinn 2021

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2021, New Docs Competition

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2021

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2021

Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival 2021