Monday August 26 five festivals, CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Denmark), Oslo Pix (Norway), Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Northern Wave Film Festival (Iceland) and Carl International Film Festival (Sweden), have gathered to sign the 5050 by 2020 Gender Parity Pledge.
Initiated by WIFT Nordic (Women in Film and Television), the Pledge for Gender Parity and Inclusion was signed by officials from all five festivals. By signing, the festivals commit to increase gender equality in the programming as well as within the organisations by 2020.
The following representatives were present for the signing:
Henrik JP Åkesson, Festival Director, Carl International Film Festival
Tine Fischer, Festival Director, CPH:DOX
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 I WIFT Sweden & WIFT International