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Wift Sverige: Women in Film and Television in Sweden

Wift Sverige (Sweden) is the Swedish chapter of Women in Film and Television.

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.

Regular meetings

Wift Sverige organizes meetings and events for members on a regular basis. Lunches, networking events and mingles with invited guests are regular features in our various regions. We organise workshops, lectures, screenings and showcase women filmmakers in the audio visual sector behind and in front of the camera. We are an excellent platform where our members have exclusive networking, knowledge sharing and relationship building. Wift hosts seminars, 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.

Join us!

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!

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