Gender Equality is high on the agenda; and will be for many years to come. As UN Secretary General says: ‘achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world’.
In the film industry, the question of equal rights has gained momentum lately. This industry is a high profile cultural sector – and remarkably unequal.
Film has a strong effect on people and is a powerful tool shaping our societies. Hence, it is key that films are made by a variety of people. Since we, Kino and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, promote diversity and gender-parity , we give space for female directors and actors this year.