Goteborg to become first major film festival with a programme of 50% female directors

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“We have talked about gender parity for a long time, but change is happening too slowly.”

Many festivals around the world have signed the gender equality pledge, but Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival has become the first to promise that its next edition will programme 50% of its films from female directors. This marks the first time a major international film festival will hit that target.

The programme for the 43rd Goteborg Film Festival will feature 200 films directed by men and 200 by women. The festival calls this initiative ’50/50 Vision’.

Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director, Goteborg Film Festival, told Screen: “We have talked
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