Working towards gender-equality goals is nothing new to us. For more than 40 years, the Göteborg Film Festival has worked towards achieving greater diversity in its film selection – based on aesthetics, geographic origin and sex for instance. In 2019, 42% of the festival’s films were directed by women and for the last five years all our competition sections have been gender equal.
But deciding in advance to create a gender-equal film program has given rise to numerous new dialogues about selection processes, quality and feminism. We want to continue with these dialogues. With audiences, filmmakers and the industry.
During the 2020 Göteborg Film Festival we will show 200 films by men. We will also show 200 films by women. We believe that allows us to see the most from the world.
Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director
Mirja Wester, CEO
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