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Carla Think Tank meeting in Karlskrona

Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Alexia Muiños Ruiz

The Alliance of Women's Networks meet in Karlskrona.

The Alliance of Women's networks (presented at this year's Berlinale) met again in the context of Carla Think Tank, a women's networks summit  which took place in the framework of Carl International Film Festival in Karlskrona, Sweden.

Under the Swedish sun, the group composed by reps of WIFT chapters in Sweden (Helene Grandqvist, our kind host and MC), Germany (Nicole Ackermann), Finland (Jenni Koski), Denmark (Nanna Rasmussen), Iceland (Dögg Mósesdóttir), Norway (Ingebjørg Torgersen), Lithuania (Eva Brazdzionyte), Vancouver (Susan Brinton), Italy (Kissy Dugan), Georgia (Tsiala Abesadze) and EWA Network (Alexia Muiños) shared their point of view on the gender equality situation in their respective countries and at pan-European level and recapped on updates on their projects and forthcoming initiatives. On the following day, the inspired group envisaged strategies for how to achieve the 2020 goals and the organisation of a major conference  in Karlskrona in 2020, engaging key-players and decision-makers.

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Family picture of the Carla Think Tank at Skärva Herrgård, Karlskrona. ©Regina Mosch

Access to funding, gender bias and the creation of an European database to facilitate tracking female professionals  were among the subjects discussed. Read  here Regina Mosch's insight on the Carla Think Tank conference at the Alliance of Women's Networks site.

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5 Nordic festivals sign the 50/50 Pledge towards greater Gender equality

Henrik JP Åkesson, Dögg Mósesdóttir, Helene Granqvist, Ingebjørg Torgersen, Tine Fischer, Jenni Koski ©CIFF


We're delighted to have witnessed CPH:DOX, Oslo Pix, Tampere Film Festival  The Northern Wave Film Festival and Carl International Film Festival signing the gender equality pledge during Carl Film Forum!  The signing was initiated by WIFT Nordic (Women in Film and Television) and was conducted as a special inauguration of the Baltic sea film festival Carl International Film Festival’s film industry platform Carl Film Forum, taking place from Aug 26–27 in Karlskrona, Sweden.

The following representatives were present for the signing:

Tine Fischer, Festival Director, CPH:DOX
Henrik JP Åkesson, Festival Director, Carl International Film Festival
Ingebjørg Torgersen, President of WIFT Norway, representing Oslo Pix
Jenni Koski, Vice president of WIFT Finland, representing Tampere Film Festival
Dögg Mósesdóttir, Festival Director, Northern Wave Film Festival
Helene Granqvist, President WIFT Sweden & WIFT International

                    "Empower the film industry"

WIFTI Talks:

Dr. Maria Jansson @CIFF 2019 /Photo: Helena Pataki

Maria Jansson, Associated professor, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University gave a 10 min talk about her research on how gender inequality and legitimacy is connected and how gender equality is promoted and implemented in Swedish film policy.

CARLA Think Tank Panel

Caroline Ortmark, Maria Jansson, Susan Brinton , Alexia Muiños.

Constructions of gender are used to legitimize policy while gender power and gender inequality is politically legitimized. The talk by Dr. Maria Jansson was followed by a debate with participants of the Carla Think Tank:   Caroline Ortmark (Wift Sweden), Maria Jansson, Susan Brinton (Wift Vancouver), Alexia Muiños (EWA Network)