Equality at NIFF
Women’s empowerment is taking center stage at this year’s Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) as the Nordic value of gender equality meets the cinematic artistry of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland at the Festival’s 2018 edition.
Official selection criteria for the Festival resulted in 87.5 percent of films featured having at least one woman in a power position such as director, writer, producer or executive producer. At the same time, representation of female directors among the NIFF selection is 667 percent higher than among the 250 top grossing Hollywood films in 2016. The number for female writers, meanwhile, stands at 324.5 percent when compared to the same metric.
It's somewhat ingrained in us to be aware of gender equality, hence it was natural to us to pay attention to this matter by asking the question: