Wift Sverige: Women in Film and Television in Sweden
Women in Film and Television (WIFT) started in Los Angeles in the 1970's.
Today, WIFT has more than 10,000 members in over 35 countries.
The Swedish chapter, Wift Sverige, was founded in Stockholm in 2003. Within a few months, groups of active Wift members also formed in Göteborg, Malmö and Luleå. Since 2005, Wift Sverige is also a member of WIFT International, WIFTI.
Wift Sverige organizes meetings and events for members on a regular basis. Lunches and after-work meetings with specially invited guests are held every month in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. So far, Wift Sverige has had two festivals of its own - both on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2006 and 2008. Workshops, lectures, screenings and showcases are other opportunities we create for members and others to network, create and develop ideas. Wift hosts seminars and social events in connection with film festivals in Sweden.
Gender issues in film and tv
Wift has published two reports. The first one is about decision-making processes in the industry and the structures that affect female filmmakers. The most recent report examines the concept of quality - how it is defined, by whom and what the consequences are for women making movies. Our chapter keeps a keen eye on Swedish film politics and Wift's opinion was sought when the current Swedish film agreement, Filmavtalet (2006), was written.
Every year, Wift elects a Member of Honour. Philosopher and gender researcher Eva Mark, actress Ann Petrén, film director/animator Anna Erlandsson, film director Maria Blom and lawyer and former JämO (government equality ombudsman) Claes Borgström have been elected so far.
Wift is fuelled by the commitment and active participation of its members. The more active we members are, the more we make things happen. Join us and contribute to advancing the positions of women in film and television - in Sweden and internationally!
Questions? Want to apply for membership? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Wift's office, phone +46 (0)8 665 14 31