2022-05-10 09:13Press release

Invitation: 406 Days – It’s About Time launches in Cannes

Welcome to the launch of 406 Days – It’s About Time at the Cannes Film Festival, a new report on gender equality from the Swedish Film Institute, which looks at gender disparity in the development and production process. The report shows that the average female-led fiction feature spends over one year longer in development than projects led by male filmmakers.

The event will be introduced by Anette Novak, the new CEO of the Swedish Film Institute. Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs will present her views on equality as a key to success. The report will be presented by Josefin Schröder, Head of Analytics at the Swedish Film Institute.

An international panel will discuss strategies and tools for creating equity and equality in film production the post-pandemic film industry, and look at ways to close the gender gap.

Dame Heather Rabbatts, CBE, Chair, TIME’S UP UK
Helene Granqvist, President, Women in Film and Television International
Helge Albers, CEO, MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Magdalena Jangard, Head of Production Funding, the Swedish Film Institute

Moderator: Petra Kauraisa

The event is hosted by the Swedish Film Institute with support from the Marché du Film.

Time: Saturday, May 21, 4:00 – 5:00pm CET
Place: Main Stage at the Palais des Festivals
RSVP: Please RSVP here (no later than May 19) 

After the event, you are kindly invited to Happy Hour, hosted by the Swedish Film Institute together with the other four Nordic film institutes at the new Scandinavian House. Snacks and cocktails will be provided.

Saturday, May 21, 5:30 – 6:30pm CET
Scandinavian House, 11 Square Mérimée (opposite Salle Debussy)
No RSVP necessary.

Topics: Cannes

About The Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Institute is a collective voice for film in Sweden, and a meeting-place for experiences and insights that elevate film on all levels. We preserve and make available Sweden’s film heritage, work to educate children and young people in film and moving images, support the production, distribution and screening of valuable film, and represent Swedish film internationally. A broad diversity of narratives establishes discussions and insights that strengthen the individual and our democracy. Together, we enable more people to create, experience and be enriched by film.


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Head of Press
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Josefin Schröder
Strategic Analyst
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