Magazine article Screen International

Swedish Film Institute to Introduce Sexual Conduct Education (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Swedish Film Institute to Introduce Sexual Conduct Education (Exclusive)

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SFI will mandate that companies take its courses to apply for funding.

Anna Serner

The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) is planning to introduce education for sexual conduct which it will mandate for companies wanting to apply to its production fund.

The move comes as a response to last week’s news that nearly 600 Swedish film and theatre actresses, including The Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander, had responded to the widely-publicised #MeToo campaign against sexual abuse by signing a letter exposing incidents throughout the Swedish industry.

This week, Danish studio Zentropa was also mired in its own misconduct scandal.

Anna Serner, CEO of the SFI, first proposed the idea of mandated education in a post on her personal blog.

Speaking to Screen, she expanded on the plan.

“As a public funder, I think it’s very important that we help producers to take the #MeToo movement and make something good out of it,” she said. …

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