Balancing the Industry – The European Perspectives This half day seminar takes place on Friday September 15 th in The Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, 9am-1.30pm. Given the current momentum to increase the number of women in the film and television industry, it is vital to look at how this is happening across Europe and what the Irish industry can learn. We are bringing some of the most reputable filmmakers and industry professionals in Europe under one roof, featuring Creative Europe MEDIA supported European filmmakers, to share best practice, consider insights, and provide a once-off platform to comprehensively review gender balance in the industry.
Producer Helene Granqvist, President of WFT Sweden and former president of WFT Europe, will give an overview of gender equality in the film and TV industries across Europe, in an interview with Dr. Susan Liddy. Then we will focus on the Swedish industry where incentives have led to a 50/50 gender ratio working in the audiovisual industry. Helen Granqvist will be joined by Sanna Lenken, director of the Berlinale Crystal Bear 2015 winner My Skinny Sister and Soni Jorgensen, screenwriter and story consultant, in a discussion chaired by director/producer Liz Gill on what it’s like working at ground level in that industry.
My Skinny Sister – Sanna Lenken
Little Harbour or Piata Lod – Iveta Grofova
“This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a conversation with the wider European industry about the practical ways we can translate a 50/50 gender equality goal into specific and measurable strategies,” Dr Susan Liddy (WFT Ireland) commented. “I think it’s particularly heartening to see so many organisations working together to bring about such long-awaited change. But there is no room for complacency and events such as this are invaluable in maintaining momentum and identifying ways to create solid and lasting change on the ground.”
Registration is at 9am, there is a tea/coffee break at 11.30am, and complimentary lunch at 1.30pm.
All are welcome, and the event is free of charge, but to register a place please book on Billetto.ie by Tuesday September 12 th . Please note that places are limited. This event is supported by the BAI Sectoral Development Fund.