Hard facts, soft measures: Gender, quality and inequality debates in Danish film and television in the 2010s

Redvall, E. N. and Sorensen, I. E. (2018) Hard facts, soft measures: Gender, quality and inequality debates in Danish film and television in the 2010s. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 8(3), pp. 235-251. (doi:10.1386/jsca.8.3.233_1)

Redvall, E. N. and Sorensen, I. E. (2018) Hard facts, soft measures: Gender, quality and inequality debates in Danish film and television in the 2010s. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 8(3), pp. 235-251. (doi:10.1386/jsca.8.3.233_1)

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Abstract

This article investigates discussions about gender, quality and equality in Danish film and television in the 2010s. Contrary to Sweden, where gender diversity has been part of public debate and formal screen policy since the 2000s, there was little discussion of gender in the Danish screen industry until the Danish Film Institute (DFI) began focusing on diversity as a priority area before the Film Strategy for 015–18. The article analyses how both DFI and industry players have continuously argued against gender quotas, instead opting for soft measures such as ‘gender declarations’ and initiatives to raise awareness.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was funded by a University of Glasgow Arts Lab award, a Royal Society of Edinburgh Workshop grant (71518/1) and University of Glasgow ESRC Impact Accelerator Award ES/M500471/1.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sorensen, Dr Inge
Authors: Redvall, E. N., and Sorensen, I. E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
Publisher:Intellect
ISSN:2042-7891
ISSN (Online):2042-7891
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Intellect
First Published:First published in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 8(3):235-251
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
715181Commissioning Creativity and Funding FilmInge SorensenThe Royal Society of Edinburgh (ROYSOCED)UNSPECIFIEDCCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES
765861ESRC-IAA: Commissioning Creativity and Funding FilmInge SorensenEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/M500471/1CCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES