Anna Serner - CEO of Swedish Film Institute
When Anna Serner became the CEO of the Swedish Film Institute six years ago, she set down a target that half of all Swedish films should be written, directed and produced by women, within four years. In the wake of the MeToo movement, and allegations of sexual misconduct in the Scandinavian film industries, the Swedish Film Institute launched an education programme about sexual harassment, giving participants in the programme a 'green card'. The Institute will now only fund productions by those producers and filmmakers who have the card. Serner is being brought to New Zealand by WIFT (Women in Film and Television) and she will be giving a keynote address at the Big Screen Symposium on October 27.