Pioneering Women in Film

The project Pioneering Women in Film pays tribute to women that have contributed to making the film industry a more gender-equal place. Gender equality is not only a human right, it's also the United Nations’ fifth goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. When it comes to gender equality in film, there is still plenty of room for improvement.

The Swedish Institute’s timeline Pioneering women in film tells the history of women in film, from its very beginnings until today. It can be displayed at film festivals worldwide, along with with local examples. Several contemporary films by female directors such as Rojda Sekersöz and Mia Engberg are provided via the Swedish Institute’s film selection.

The Swedish Film Institute also provides key films by Swedish women from different eras, with directors such as Karin Swanström, Mai Zetterling, Suzanne Osten and Marie-Louise Ekman. Workshops, talks and seminars with film practitioners, scolars and activists take place as a complement to the screenings.

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