movie Half of the Gothenburg festival films next year will be directed by women.
"The fact that the film industry remains so uneven is unacceptable. Both are viewed from a purely economic and structural perspective, but not least in relation to the consequences they have for the films that are produced and screened," says the festival's CEO. Mirja Wester, in a press release.
The festival calls the initiative "50/50 vision". The inspiration comes from the international project "5050", which promotes greater equality in the film industry.
"Cinema and cinema are today the main means of telling stories and opening new worlds and perspectives. The film creates the heroes, models and emotions of viewers. Therefore, it is extremely important for a diversity of those who can make films and whose films are render We're not happy with half the picture, but we want to see the whole world in the movie, "says festival artist Jonas Holmberg.