Gothenburg International Film Festival Concludes: ‘50/50 × 2020 Pledge for Gender Parity’

2874
ATHENA Ethical MEDIA

The 42nd edition of Gothenburg (Göteborg) International Film Festival (GIFF) concluded on Monday, 4 February 2019 with the final screening of the movie ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ loosely based on the classic novel of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. The adventure-comedy took almost three decades to bring the movie to the screens.


Short movies: Directors are recognised and honoured

The lead sponsor of the festival was Volvo the vehicle manufacturer whose headquarters is in Gothenburg, the main sponsors were UPS and Scandic RUBINEN, and many others were partners and contributors of the festival in many other ways.

QUEEN OF HEARTS: Queen of Hearts, directed by May el-Toukhy, won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film presented along with one million Swedish kronor (the world’s largest film prize). The presenting partner for the competition is Volvo Car Group along with the Västra Götaland Region and the City of Gothenburg. Queen of Hearts explores the life of a middle-aged woman’s moral and sexual forces that exist within an apparently well-functioning family. The Dragon Award for Best Acting went to Trine Dyrholm for the role of Anne in Queen of Hearts. The Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary went to Anna Eborn for the film Transnistra, and also SEK 250,000.The Dragon Award for Best International Film was won by ‘Giant Little Ones’ by Keith Behrman.

INITIATIVE FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN FILM & TELEVISION: During the eleven day festival, 25th January – 4 February 2019, an agreement was signed by Gothenburg Film Festival’s CEO, Mirja Wester and the festival’s artistic director, Jonas Holmberg that aims to see gender parity and inclusion in film festivals: 50/50 x2020. A similar agreement was signed at last year’s Cannes – an agreement where film festivals subscribe to striving for equality: men and women are equally represented. During the festival a collaboration called 10% for 50/50 was announced which means a 10% discount on technology and services for films that have 50% of women in a film production and for this a number of companies in many European countries have signed and one among them in Sweden is Chimney.



“We are after 50/50 by 2020. Equal means equal.”
— MERYL STREEP

During the festival more than 400 films from more than 80 countries were screened. Mirja Wester told www.gothenburg-400.com that she is satisfied with the festival’s outcome, and signing up for the agreement 50×50 by 2020. The festival was attended by the organisers of film festivals from Berlin and Vladivostok among others in order to learn some lessons in terms of selection and screening of movies to managing the events without any untoward incident but bringing out geographical diversity of films, gender issues, aesthetics and arts to the forefront of audience.

Mirja Wester and Jonas Holmberg at the official conclusion party with national, transnational and international guests


NOSTRADAMUS REPORT 2019:

NOSTRADAMUS REPORT 2019: The Nostradamus report is produced by the Nordic Film Market and published by GIFF & Lindholmen Science Park and it was released at the film festival. The report is a compilation of interviews with industry experts and ‘aims to sketch out the future of screen industries 3-5 years from now, through interviews with industry experts and research’ and edited by Johanna Koljonen. The key findings of the report are:

Fateful times for public funding: Shortage of funding by government institutions (public film funding) are likely to happen due to ‘increasing political influence of populist and ultra-nationalist parties’. The report warns: ‘The industry needs to consider how to priortise among publicly funded support structures when cuts become necessary. Audiovisual storytelling takes an active role in the defence of liberal democracy and a habitable planet.’

Streaming shapes the landscape: The report predicts the dominance of large companies in the Video-on-Demand (VoD) landscape and cautions the traditional film and television players ‘to face what it means to have competition that cannot be outspent’. And, also opportunities for the traditional film and television industry as there will be ‘new opportunities for independent film and smaller languages’.

Cinema in the total value chain: The good news is there will be cinema halls and one can watch a movie in a theatre ‘if exhibitors are willing to find meaningful alliances all along the value chain’. The report predicts that ‘not every title will have a traditional theatrical release’.

Reboot the conversation: The impact of technology on audiovisual storytelling is inevitable and the sector has to come to terms with it. The report says: ‘In parts of the audiovisual sector where the relationship is fraught, production is efficient and the relationship to the audience closer. Going forward, those who view new technologies and ways of working as tools rather than threats will win out.’

Virtual Reality (VR) finds its path: The report identifies VR is emerging from filmmaking as a distinct medium. The report says: ‘Its storytelling grammar is developing fast, but even for professionals access to the best work is limited. When breakthroughs are not disseminated, artistic development slows.’ Importantly, the report alerts the policy makers and industry to reflect about ethical questions the VR sector poses such as ‘related to embodied storytelling, and to the capture of biometric data’.

ACTIVISM AT THE FESTIVAL: The activists fighting against climate change praised the GIFF for choosing apocalypse as the theme of this year’s film festival (a reaction to existential threat). The environmental activists distributed fliers (pamphlets) alerting the audience at some arenas of the festival that the climate change happened and is happening. ‘The climate crisis can be solved! We already see the effects of the climate crisis here and now. Fires in the Swedish forests, algae blooms and record low groundwater levels are just a first warning. The water shortage and drought have hit hard on Swedish agriculture. It will get worse when the earth’s average temperature continues to rise.’

During one of the seminars of GIFF, a member in the audience asked the Swedish director and actress Tuva Novotny about the racial discrimination in the industry and how to come to terms with it. Tuva answered.

Tuva Novotny on discrimination

NEXT YEAR, 2020: The 43rd edition of Gothenburg International Film Festival will begin on the last Friday of January 2020.

You may also want to read:

Gothenburg Foresees Impact of Climate Change: Plans to Build a Barrier by 2070 to Prevent Flooding

Gothenburg International Film Festival 2019: Cash Prize SEK 1 million, Focus on Climate Change (Apocalypse)

Sweden’s ‘Boy in Bollywood’ Premiers in Gothenburg

xosotin chelseathông tin chuyển nhượngcâu lạc bộ bóng đá arsenalbóng đá atalantabundesligacầu thủ haalandUEFAevertonxosofutebol ao vivofutemaxmulticanaisonbetbóng đá world cupbóng đá inter milantin juventusbenzemala ligaclb leicester cityMUman citymessi lionelsalahnapolineymarpsgronaldoserie atottenhamvalenciaAS ROMALeverkusenac milanmbappenapolinewcastleaston villaliverpoolfa cupreal madridpremier leagueAjaxbao bong da247EPLbarcelonabournemouthaff cupasean footballbên lề sân cỏbáo bóng đá mớibóng đá cúp thế giớitin bóng đá ViệtUEFAbáo bóng đá việt namHuyền thoại bóng đágiải ngoại hạng anhSeagametap chi bong da the gioitin bong da lutrận đấu hôm nayviệt nam bóng đátin nong bong daBóng đá nữthể thao 7m24h bóng đábóng đá hôm naythe thao ngoai hang anhtin nhanh bóng đáphòng thay đồ bóng đábóng đá phủikèo nhà cái onbetbóng đá lu 2thông tin phòng thay đồthe thao vuaapp đánh lô đềdudoanxosoxổ số giải đặc biệthôm nay xổ sốkèo đẹp hôm nayketquaxosokq xskqxsmnsoi cầu ba miềnsoi cau thong kesxkt hôm naythế giới xổ sốxổ số 24hxo.soxoso3mienxo so ba mienxoso dac bietxosodientoanxổ số dự đoánvé số chiều xổxoso ket quaxosokienthietxoso kq hôm nayxoso ktxổ số megaxổ số mới nhất hôm nayxoso truc tiepxoso ViệtSX3MIENxs dự đoánxs mien bac hom nayxs miên namxsmientrungxsmn thu 7con số may mắn hôm nayKQXS 3 miền Bắc Trung Nam Nhanhdự đoán xổ số 3 miềndò vé sốdu doan xo so hom nayket qua xo xoket qua xo so.vntrúng thưởng xo sokq xoso trực tiếpket qua xskqxs 247số miền nams0x0 mienbacxosobamien hôm naysố đẹp hôm naysố đẹp trực tuyếnnuôi số đẹpxo so hom quaxoso ketquaxstruc tiep hom nayxổ số kiến thiết trực tiếpxổ số kq hôm nayso xo kq trực tuyenkết quả xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpxo so miền namxổ số miền nam trực tiếptrực tiếp xổ số hôm nayket wa xsKQ XOSOxoso onlinexo so truc tiep hom nayxsttso mien bac trong ngàyKQXS3Msố so mien bacdu doan xo so onlinedu doan cau loxổ số kenokqxs vnKQXOSOKQXS hôm naytrực tiếp kết quả xổ số ba miềncap lo dep nhat hom naysoi cầu chuẩn hôm nayso ket qua xo soXem kết quả xổ số nhanh nhấtSX3MIENXSMB chủ nhậtKQXSMNkết quả mở giải trực tuyếnGiờ vàng chốt số OnlineĐánh Đề Con Gìdò số miền namdò vé số hôm nayso mo so debach thủ lô đẹp nhất hôm naycầu đề hôm naykết quả xổ số kiến thiết toàn quốccau dep 88xsmb rong bach kimket qua xs 2023dự đoán xổ số hàng ngàyBạch thủ đề miền BắcSoi Cầu MB thần tàisoi cau vip 247soi cầu tốtsoi cầu miễn phísoi cau mb vipxsmb hom nayxs vietlottxsmn hôm naycầu lô đẹpthống kê lô kép xổ số miền Bắcquay thử xsmnxổ số thần tàiQuay thử XSMTxổ số chiều nayxo so mien nam hom nayweb đánh lô đề trực tuyến uy tínKQXS hôm nayxsmb ngày hôm nayXSMT chủ nhậtxổ số Power 6/55KQXS A trúng roycao thủ chốt sốbảng xổ số đặc biệtsoi cầu 247 vipsoi cầu wap 666Soi cầu miễn phí 888 VIPSoi Cau Chuan MBđộc thủ desố miền bắcthần tài cho sốKết quả xổ số thần tàiXem trực tiếp xổ sốXIN SỐ THẦN TÀI THỔ ĐỊACầu lô số đẹplô đẹp vip 24hsoi cầu miễn phí 888xổ số kiến thiết chiều nayXSMN thứ 7 hàng tuầnKết quả Xổ số Hồ Chí Minhnhà cái xổ số Việt NamXổ Số Đại PhátXổ số mới nhất Hôm Nayso xo mb hom nayxxmb88quay thu mbXo so Minh ChinhXS Minh Ngọc trực tiếp hôm nayXSMN 88XSTDxs than taixổ số UY TIN NHẤTxs vietlott 88SOI CẦU SIÊU CHUẨNSoiCauVietlô đẹp hôm nay vipket qua so xo hom naykqxsmb 30 ngàydự đoán xổ số 3 miềnSoi cầu 3 càng chuẩn xácbạch thủ lônuoi lo chuanbắt lô chuẩn theo ngàykq xo-solô 3 càngnuôi lô đề siêu vipcầu Lô Xiên XSMBđề về bao nhiêuSoi cầu x3xổ số kiến thiết ngày hôm nayquay thử xsmttruc tiep kết quả sxmntrực tiếp miền bắckết quả xổ số chấm vnbảng xs đặc biệt năm 2023soi cau xsmbxổ số hà nội hôm naysxmtxsmt hôm nayxs truc tiep mbketqua xo so onlinekqxs onlinexo số hôm nayXS3MTin xs hôm nayxsmn thu2XSMN hom nayxổ số miền bắc trực tiếp hôm naySO XOxsmbsxmn hôm nay188betlink188 xo sosoi cầu vip 88lô tô việtsoi lô việtXS247xs ba miềnchốt lô đẹp nhất hôm naychốt số xsmbCHƠI LÔ TÔsoi cau mn hom naychốt lô chuẩndu doan sxmtdự đoán xổ số onlinerồng bạch kim chốt 3 càng miễn phí hôm naythống kê lô gan miền bắcdàn đề lôCầu Kèo Đặc Biệtchốt cầu may mắnkết quả xổ số miền bắc hômSoi cầu vàng 777thẻ bài onlinedu doan mn 888soi cầu miền nam vipsoi cầu mt vipdàn de hôm nay7 cao thủ chốt sốsoi cau mien phi 7777 cao thủ chốt số nức tiếng3 càng miền bắcrồng bạch kim 777dàn de bất bạion newsddxsmn188betw88w88789bettf88sin88suvipsunwintf88five8812betsv88vn88Top 10 nhà cái uy tínsky88iwinlucky88nhacaisin88oxbetm88vn88w88789betiwinf8betrio66rio66lucky88oxbetvn88188bet789betMay-88five88one88sin88bk88xbetoxbetMU88188BETSV88RIO66ONBET88188betM88M88SV88Jun-68Jun-88one88iwinv9betw388OXBETw388w388onbetonbetonbetonbet88onbet88onbet88onbet88onbetonbetonbetonbetqh88mu88Nhà cái uy tínpog79vp777vp777vipbetvipbetuk88uk88typhu88typhu88tk88tk88sm66sm66me88me888live8live8livesm66me88win798livesm66me88win79pog79pog79vp777vp777uk88uk88tk88tk88luck8luck8kingbet86kingbet86k188k188hr99hr99123b8xbetvnvipbetsv66zbettaisunwin-vntyphu88vn138vwinvwinvi68ee881xbetrio66zbetvn138i9betvipfi88clubcf68onbet88ee88typhu88onbetonbetkhuyenmai12bet-moblie12betmoblietaimienphi247vi68clupcf68clupvipbeti9betqh88onb123onbefsoi cầunổ hũbắn cáđá gàđá gàgame bàicasinosoi cầuxóc đĩagame bàigiải mã giấc mơbầu cuaslot gamecasinonổ hủdàn đềBắn cácasinodàn đềnổ hũtài xỉuslot gamecasinobắn cáđá gàgame bàithể thaogame bàisoi cầukqsssoi cầucờ tướngbắn cágame bàixóc đĩaAG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人爱游戏华体会华体会im体育kok体育开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育欧宝体育ob体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育开云体育开云体育棋牌棋牌沙巴体育买球平台新葡京娱乐开云体育mu88qh88