2021-07-07 08:59Press release

Leading Change: Cannes seminar with Anna Serner and Christa Dickenson

Please join Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute and Christa Dickenson, Executive Director & CEO, Telefilm Canada for an online seminar at the Cannes Marche du Film, Tuesday July 13.
Telefilm Canada’s Christa Dickenson and Anna Serner of the Swedish Film Institute share a unique position: they are both CEO’s of their country’s leading audiovisual institutes. They work to finance, develop and promote an artform that is ever changing, in an industry that is both learning and recovering.

Anna Serner joins Christa Dickenson for a discussion on the work done and the work ahead given their perspectives as leaders in the industry; from changes within their organizations, to intersectionality, to opportunities and obstacles in a post-pandemic landscape.

Leading Change: An Insider's Look at Successes, Failures and Opportunities
Tuesday July 13, 4:00–5:00 pm CEST
Online seminar, Cannes Marché du Film
See the discussion at Telefilm Canada's YouTube Channel

About the participants:

Anna Serner
CEO, the Swedish Film Institute
Anna Serner has been a driving force behind several gender equality initiatives such as ”50/50 by 2020” at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the “50/50 by 2020 – Global Reach” seminar at the 2017 Cannes Film Market, and the seminar ”Take Two: Next moves for #MeToo” at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. With a total of five Ministers of Culture from different countries attending, that event marked a meaningful shift at an international level for equality in the film industry. Anna Serner has also appeared as a panellist and keynote speaker at several international film festivals, including Gothenburg, Cannes, Berlin and Toronto.

Christa Dickenson
Executive Director & CEO, Telefilm Canada
Christa Dickenson has over two decades of experience spanning broadcast television, technology, telecommunications and interactive digital media, having worked at CTV, CPAC, Rogers and Interactive Ontario. She possesses an un-paralleled talent for change management coupled with a strong business acumen. With brand advocacy expertise honed over many years, she is a highly effective screen-based industries advocate and spokesperson. In addition to a professional background spanning both the creative and business sides of the broadcast, technology, telecommunications and interactive digital media industries, Christa Dickenson has a BAH and Masters of Fine Arts in Film Studies.

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.


Per Perstrand
Communications Officer – Press
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