Raissa Vulfovna Solovieva (German and Russian)
Sharon Swenson (Theatre and Media Arts)
Julie Allen (Comparative Arts and Letters)
In 2011, Anna Serner announced that the Swedish Film Institute would distribute funds equally among female and male filmmakers; some critics foresaw the demise of Swedish cinema. Not only has Sweden’s gender parity been the envy of the world (women directors 44%, screenwriters 46%, producers 56%), but their filmmakers have wowed audiences and festivals around the world. Sweden’s success is built upon a grand heritage of women who made great films.