The “Status Quo-Diversity” panel held in Haugesund August 25 2021 was co-organised by New Nordic Films and Nordisk Film & TV Fond as part of its Audiovisual Collaboration 2021 industry meet-up. The session was meant to spur dialogue between decision-makers and filmmakers, at a time when global movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and audiences ‘hunger for different stories, are prompting structural change in the audiovisual industry.

Panellists included Hamy Ramezan, Finnish/Iranian writer/director, Elisa Fernanda Pirir, producer at Mer Film, Norway, Silje Riise Næss, film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute, Helen Ahlsson, Film Commissioner New Talents and International Coproductions at the Swedish Film Institute, and Anne Lajla Utsi, managing director at the International Sámi Film Institute.

For a full resumé read our news story "Audiovisual Collaboration Diversity Panellists Urge for Structural Changes"