Friday 15 September | 9am – 2.30pm

The Dean Hotel | 33 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA and Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT Ireland) present Balancing the Industry, a unique event looking at European strategies to achieve gender balance in the film and television industries.

All are welcome, and the event is free of charge but please register your place on by Tuesday 12 September. Please note that places are limited.

Filmmakers and industry professionals in Europe featuring Creative Europe MEDIA supported European filmmakers will share best practice, consider insights, and provide a once-off platform to comprehensively review gender balance in the industry.

Producer Helene Granqvist, President of WFT Sweden and former president of WFT Europe, will give an overview of gender equality in the film and TV industries across Europe, in an interview with Dr. Susan Liddy.

There will be a focus on the Swedish industry where incentives have led to a 50/50 gender ratio working in the audiovisual industry. Helen Granqvist will be joined by Sanna Lenken, director of the Berlinale Crystal Bear 2015 winner My Skinny Sister and Soni Jorgensen, screenwriter and story consultant. The discussion will be chaired by director/producer Liz Gill on what it’s like working at ground level in that industry.

Producer Katarina Krnacova, will present a case study of the Berlinale Crystal Bear 2017 winner Little Harbour. Krnacova will discuss the Slovakian model and her experiences working with the female-led Little Harbour prouction team.

Plus  a panel of Irish industry professionals, chaired by producer Martha O’Neill, will reflect on the Irish situation and assess how the industry can achieve gender equality – from funders to film set.


This event is free of charge but please register your place on by Tuesday 12 September. Note that places are limited.

On the day, registration will start at 9am with a tea/coffee break at 11.30am and complimentary lunch at 1.30pm.



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