The programme of Carla 2020 is fully virtual and will take place via the platform Eventive

The weekend programme will feature livestreams with opportunities for Q&A, an array of on-demand content in our library as well as interactive workshops and networking.

You need to book a conference pass to access each of the events, which you can do under Registration.

All time specifications are in Central European Time (Paris, Berlin, Stockholm). We recommend using tools like World Time Buddy to work out the times in your location.
FRIDAY, AUG 21

9 AM - 12PM CET

SEEING THE PROBLEM!
Policy, Practice and Power: Learnings about gender equality in film.

Research Presentations on Gender Equality by 17 researchers from the new book Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power (edited by Dr. Susan Liddy)

12 PM - 1 PM CET

SEEING THE PROBLEM!
Policy, Practice and Power: Learnings about gender equality in film.

Conversation with researchers from the book Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power (edited by Dr. Susan Liddy). 

Hosted by Helene Granqvist, President, WIFT International

5 PM CET

WELCOME AND OPENING TALKS OF CARLA 2020

As the world awakens to the complexity of our history, power structures and systemic oppression, Carla 2020 will open with creative leaders who have worked towards constructive social change in their work!

Introduction by Johanna Koljonen, media analyst and author of the annual Nostradamus report.
Carla 2020 value statement and introduction of moderators
Yoik and talk by Anne Lajla Utsi, managing director, International Samí Film Institute
Launch of Carla 2020
Helene Granqvist, president, Women in Film & TV International

Anna Serner, CEO, Swedish Film Institute

Maria Jansson, Professor, Örebro University

Keynote Speakers
Tabitha Jackson, director, Sundance Film Festival
Amma Asante, Director, in conversation with Melissa Silverstein 
Mo Abudu, founder and CEO, EbonyLife Media, in conversation with Wendy Mitchell
Reflexions on (anti)racism 
Ylva Habel, researcher, Uppsala University, in conversation with Themba Bhebhe

7:00 - 7:30 PM CET

OPENING NIGHT MINGLE

No doubt that there will be lots to talk. Let’s get together with film professionals from all around the world and have a drink before the opening film.

Virtual mingle hosted by Carla Think Tank

8 PM CET

DIGITAL SCREENING OF OPENING FILM FORCE OF HABIT

A film by seven directors shows us moments in women’s lives that usually remain hidden. Force of Habit will show you your everyday life in a new light with absurd humor that will make you laugh and cry: is it really possible that these things happen all around us?

Presented in association with Carl International Film Festival. 

All conference pass holders will be sent a link and waiver code. The film is limited to 200 viewers. The first 200 people will receive access to the film. The screening is open between 8 pm CET – 11 pm CET.

SATURDAY, AUG 22

9 AM CET

WHERE ARE WE?
NOSTRADAMUS REPORT: Special Carla 2020 Edition

Nostradamus is an annual report and international lecture series documenting and analysing screen industry changes and making projections for the future. In an energetic session updating her Cannes 2020 lecture, analyst Johanna Koljonen will talk about making choices and how to build for a better new normal. The Nostradamus Initiative is run by the Göteborg Film Festival with Film i Väst as the programme’s main funding partner.

Presented by Johanna Koljonen.

9.30 AM CET

Breakfast Mingle For Reflection

Join us for an informal digital morning mingle to reflect on the Nostradamus presentation, meet the Carla 2020 network and get excited for the day!

10 AM CET

"IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S IN THE SYSTEM!"

Host: Wendy Mitchell
Dismantle, unpack, rethink. Only by acknowledging the complexity of oppression, only by taking on intersectional perspectives, can we fight injustice. Civil rights activists and storytellers will talk about how they boldly challenge the system!
Speech: Why Intersectionality is not a luxury!
Emilia Roig, founder and executive director, Center for Intersectional Justice
Conversation and Reflection
Emilia Roig and Johanna Koljonen
When activism meets comedy
Screening: FRIDAY NIGHT BITES (8 minutes)
Q&A: Ally Xue, Perlina Lau, JJ Fong and Roseanne Liang from Flat3 Productions in conversation with Victoria Thomas
Panel: Sex, Desire and Intersectionality
Margarita with a Straw director Shonali Bose, actress Kalki Koechlin and civil rights activist Malini Chib in conversation with Wendy Mitchell.
The film Margarita with a Straw will be available to watch from Wednesday to Sunday (19-23/08). If you have a conference pass, you will be sent the link.

Discussion: Disability rights on screen and off
Crip Camp co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht in conversation with Wendy Mitchell.
The documentary Crip Camp is available to watch on Netflix. We warmly recommend seeing it for this discussion.

12.30 PM CET

LUNCH AND REFLECTION NETWORKING

Join us for an informal digital lunch mingle to reflect on the morning sessions and get excited for the day!

1 PM CET

"IF YOU DON’T INTERRUPT IT, YOU ALLOW IT."

Host: Melissa Silverstein

Meet the gamechangers. From the microcosm of film sets to global movements, we will explore the moments when people reject the current reality. What do we really need to change in order for a genuine cultural shift to happen? How has intimacy coordination changed the way we look at safety and transparency on set? How do we battle existing toxic structures?

6-minutes Activist Speech
Dorte Rømer, actress
Keynote: Beyond the Cultural Value of Abuse: Thinking and Writing About The Media Industries Post MeToo
Karen Boyle, professor, Strathclyde University
Conversation and Reflection: Karen Boyle and Johanna Koljonen 
Conversation: How the Time’s Up Movement Shook Up The Film Industry 
Dame Heather Rabbatts, Chair of Time’s Up UK, and Laurence Lascary, producer, in conversation with Melissa Silverstein
Conversation: What Does Intimacy Mean on Screen? 
Ita O’Brien, Intimacy Coordinator for Normal People, Gentleman Jack and I May Destroy You, and historian Anne Choma, author of Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister, in conversation with Wendy Mitchell
 

Spotlight Conversation: Artistry & Activism
Singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Tori Amos in conversation with Melissa Silverstein

3 PM CET

"LET’S TALK ABOUT POWER!"

Host: Victoria Thomas

With a myriad of filmmakers from around the world, we will explore where power lies and how power can be shared when we start to understand our past and present. We will talk about decolonisation, restorative storytelling and the struggle to find your own place.

Keynote: We’re In So-Called Sweden!
Liisa Holmberg, film commissioner, International Samí Film Institute
Keynote: Create The Circle — Finding balance in Power, Story and the Future 
Heather Rae, producer and activist
Conversation and Reflection
Liisa Holmberg and Heather Rae in conversation with 
Victoria Thomas
Speech: Carving Out One’s Place 
Victoria Thomas, course leader, London Film School and writer/producer, Republic of Story
6-minute Activist Speech
Moyo and Morayo Akandé, actresses, directors and producers
Discussion: Lebanon’s New Outlook 
Filmmaker and visual anthropologist Danielle Davie and producer Myriam Sassine in conversation with Regina Mosch & Helene Granqvist.
Panel: Trauma & Why Stories Keep Us Alive
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Larissa Behrendt in conversation with Themba Bhebhe
Panel: When Will Colonialism be Gone With the Wind? Decolonisation of School Curriculums
Chi Tai, producer, Abbesi Akhamie, filmmaker, Akua Gyamfi
founder, The British Blacklist, Pamela Drameh, producer, in conversation with Victoria Thomas

 

Spotlight Conversation: The World Awakening?
Academic activist, visualutionist and afro-futurist Natasha A. Kelly, filmmaker, producer and programmer Guetty Felinacademic and programmer Janaína Oliveira and film producer, programmer and academic Pauline Clague in conversation with Themba Bhebhe

5 PM CET

THE POWER OF FILM TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE

Host: Johanna Koljonen

To see and change injust norms, we need to look at the world with a multitude of gazes. Queer creatives from around the world will share their worldviews and explain how they are challenging patriarchal and heteronormative structures in their work.

Keynote: The Queer Gaze
Skadi Loist, Professor, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
Spotlight Conversation: The Universe of Joey Soloway
Transparent, I Love Dick and College creator Joey Soloway in conversation with Johanna Koljonen

On Demand:

Fireside Speeches: How Queer Voices Can Change the Narrative 

Olga Chajdas, director

Theo Lindberg, senior editor and partner, Chimney

Kunlin Wang, director

The Trans Gaze: Tiq Milan, Mediamaker, Journalist, Adviser & Alexandra Grey, Actress. This video was made with the support of the Programmers of Colour Collective. 

6 PM CET

SPOTLIGHT CONVERSATION: THE GLORIAS

Writer/director Julie Taymor and actress Lorraine Toussaint in conversation with Melissa Silverstein

7 PM CET

CLOSED NETWORKING: TRANS COLLECTIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Hosted by Theo Lindberg, Alve Lindenbaum with guests Rhys Ernst, Silas Howard and Joey Soloway. Participation by invitation only.

 

8 PM CET

ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH: WOMEN IN THE INTERNATIONAL FILM INDUSTRY: POLICY, PRACTICE & POWER

Edited by Dr. Susan Liddy and featuring researchers from 17 countries, the book interrogates the myriad of ways women are underrepresented in the film industry and denied the power to speak through the medium of film. It evaluates film industries in seventeen countries and regions to establish the extent and scale of the gender inequality problem in a broad range of locations.

After the formal launch, there will be a chance to mingle, meet the researchers and discuss in break-out rooms. We invite everybody to join us with a glass of champagne.

SUNDAY, AUG 23

8 AM CET

WORKSHOP: WIFT AUSTRALIA PRESENTS SCREENMATE BYSTANDER CULTURE CHANGE TRAINING

The ScreenMATE Bystander Program is based on the successful MATE Bystander Program delivered by Griffith University. ScreenMATE is an educational workshop designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and harmful behaviours, and have the confidence to speak out and offer help. It brings each individual into the conversation to think critically and with empathy about the root attitudes and beliefs that underpin harmful gender stereotypes.  

Workshop delivered via Zoom. Led by WIFT Australia President Katrina Irawati Graham. Length: 4 hours.

9 AM CET

ROUNDTABLE: WHAT HAPPENED WITH 50/50 BY 2020?

Host: Johanna Koljonen

Annie Doona, Chair, Screen Ireland
Anna Serner, CEO, The Swedish Film Institute 
Lara Utian-Preston, Founder, Ladima Foundation
Dr Susan Liddy, MIC, University of Limerick 
Zanele Mhtembu, SWIFT
Maria Jansson, Professor, Örebro University
Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director, Gothenburg Film Festival 

10.00 AM CET

ROUNDTABLE: A DIFFERENT WAY TO TELL THE STORY

Host: Liisa Holmberg, Samí Film Institute
Heather Rae, Producer/Director, US
Libby Hakaraia, Director, New Zealand
Penny Smallacombe, Head of Indigenous Department, Screen Australia
Pipaluk Jørgensen, Producer/Director, Greenland
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Blackfoot-Samí Director, Producer and Actress

ROUNDTABLE: WOMEN IN ACTION! with Sisters in Film MENA

Host: Helene Granqvist
Myriam El Hage, director (Lebanon)                             Dorothee Myriam Kellou, director (Algeria)
Lina Soualem, actress & director (Algeria)
Yasmine Chouikh, director (Algeria)
Dina Naser, director (Jordan & Palestine)
Naziha Arebi, director (Libya)
Danielle Davie, director & researcher (Lebanon)

10.30 AM CET

DO YOU CARE ABOUT INCLUSION?
PART 1: BRINGING MOVEMENT INTO THE MOVEMENT

Host: Barbara Rohm, ProQuote Film, and Nicole Ackermann, WIFT Germany

Karin Heisecke, Malisa Foundation 
Anna Wahl, Professor, KTH Stockholm
Mariette Rissenbeek, CEO, Berlin Film Festival 
Margrit Staerk, founding member, SI STAR, director acquisition, ZDF enterprises

DO YOU CARE ABOUT INCLUSION?
PART 2: INCLUSIVE FILM REALPOLITIK

Host: Themba Bhebhe
Nico Hofmann, UFA 
Susann Reck, Queer Media Society
Helge Albers, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein
Joshua Kwesi Atkins, Citizens For Europe
Chun Mei Tan, ProQuote Film

Special thanks to Melanie Hoyes, Industry Inclusion Executive, Inclusion / Film Fund British Film Institute.

11.15 PM CET

FOCUS: TELLING AFRICAN STORIES: POWER, HISTORY, DEMAND AND FINANCE

An exploration of the growth and impact of the African film and TV industry, as African content gets more attention globally. A conversation with key people responsible for this shift, are within the shift, and are navigating the shift through current and future strategies.
Moderator: Inya Lawal, President, WIFT Africa

Steve Adams, Founding partner, Atla Global Media

Joke SilvaPresident, Forum of Women in Film & TV (Nigeria)

Shirley Frimpong-MansoCEO, Sparrow station

Chinecherem EzeFounder and CEO, Hissbox

Oma Areh, Founder, Wildflower PR and Company

Bazeli Mbo, Founder, Ekila Entertainment

12.00 PM CET

FOCUS: BRAZIL
OPPOSITIONAL GAZE AND DECOLONIAL CINEMA IN BRAZIL

Host: Tatiana Carvalho, WIFT Brasil Advisory Board Member

Janaína Oliveira, researcher and curator

Joyce Prado, specialist in Audiovisual screenwriting from Centro Universitário SENAC

Juliana Vicente, director, producer and screenwriter

FOCUS BRAZIL:
CONFRONTING INEQUALITY IN THE BRAZILIAN AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY

Host: Maristela Sanches Bizarro, WIFT Brasil, Co-founder

Debora Ivanov, Former partner and producer at Gullane Entretenimento S/A

Krishna Mahon, content director

Viviane Ferreira, director and screenwriter

1.00 PM CET

FOCUS: INDIA
WOMEN IN CINEMA COLLECTIVE

Host: Helene Granqvist

Bina Paul, Film Editor, Artistic Director , International Film Festival of Kerala ( IFFK), Founder Member, WCC 

Dr Asha Achy Joseph, Filmmaker, Dean at Sacred Heart College, Founder Member, WCC 

Rima Kallingal, Actor & Film Producer, Founder Member WCC 

Muktha Deedi Chand, Filmmaker & Research Scholar in Media & Cinema, Member WCC 

Archana Padmini, Actor, Curator, Member WCC 

Anna Serner, CEO The Swedish Film Institute 

WORKSHOP: INTERSECTIONAL THINKING IN DAILY PRACTICE

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled due to an emergency. All who registered will receive an email.

1.45 PM CET

ROUNDTABLE: RISK, FINANCING & DIVERSITY

Host: Wendy Mitchell
Effie T. Brown, Producer, Gamechanger Films
Phil Hunt, Financier, Producer, Bohemia Media 
Diana Williams, EVP of Content, Madison Wells Media
Lizzie Francke, Public Funder, BFI
Claudia Blumhueber, Private Funder, Silver Reel
Professor Doris Eikhof, Professor, University of Glasgow

2.30 PM CET

FOCUS CANADA: CAN SYSTEMS CHANGE THE WORLD?

Host: Valerie Creighton, Canada Media Fund
Tonya Williams, Reelworld Film Festival
Sandra Laronde, Red Sky Performance
Heather RabbattsTime’s Up, UK
Lisa Meeches, Eagle Vision
Prem Gill, Creative BC
Matthijs Wouter Knol, European Film Market

FOCUS CANADA: WOMEN WHO OWN IT

Host: Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director, Banff World Media Festival, Playback

Maria Armstrong, CEO & Executive Producer, Big Coat Media (Love It or List It)
Clelia Mountford, Co-Founder, Merman (Catastrophe) 
Tamra Simmons, CEO & Executive Producer, The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency (Surviving R. Kelly)

3 PM CET

REIMAGINING FILM CURATION WITH THE PROGRAMMERS OF COLOUR COLLECTIVE

Host: Lucy Mukerjee

Hebe Tabachnik, Senior World Cinema Programmer, Seattle Film Festival

Faridah Gbadamosi, Director of Programming, Coven Film Festival, Lead Programmer, OUTstream Film Festival

Heitor Augusto, Programmer

Kevin Mwachiro, Writer, Journalist, Podcaster, Queer Activist

SPEEDNETWORKING presented by WIFT Germany

WIFT Germany’s successful Berlinale-speednetworking translated to the virtual world. 

Meet professionals and WIFT members from all around the world in explosively short sessions. Actress meets producer meets investor meets director… Future collaborations verifiably possible. 

Registration with a conference pass until August 22nd.

The time for the networking session is 3–3.45 pm CET.

5 PM CET

FOCUS US: TELEVISION MAKERS: Showrunners & Producing/Directors

Host: Cynthia Lopez, President of NY WIFT

Natalie Chaidez, Executive Producer and Showrunner, Queen of the South

Rachel Feldman, Film & TV Director, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds

Leslie Linka Glatter, Director, The Walking Dead, Homeland

Tanya Saracho, Creator, Showrunner and  Executive Producer, How To Get Away With Murder

Robin Thede, Comedic Writer, Performer and Producer, A Black Lady Sketch

WORKSHOP: ReFrame – Moving From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion

Join Judith Williams, Head of People Sustainability and Chief Diversity + Inclusion Officer at SAP,  for a workshop that promotes ReFrame’s approach to conscious inclusion, featuring the ReFrame Production Roadmap – a research-based tool with 14 key inflection points particular to the media industries. Training methods include experiential role playing and group discussion to tease out bias and blind spots – and practical steps and tools for everyday practice.      

Delivered via Zoom. Led by Dr. Judith Williams and Alison Emilio. Length 1h 30 minutes.

 

6 PM CET

FOCUS US: REFRAME RISE AND THE VALUE OF SPONSORSHOP IN CREATING SUSTAINABLE CAREERS

Host: Kirsten Schaffer

featuring ReFrame Rise Sponsor/Director teams: 
Award-winning Actor/Filmmaker, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, A Simple Favor,” “Freaks and Geeks”) and Rise fellow, Director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior, The Miseducation of Cameron Post); 
Award-winning Producer Stephanie Allain (“Dear White People,” Hustle & Flow, 2020 Academy Awards) and Rise fellow, Director Hanelle Culpepper (“Star Trek: Picard,” “Kung Fu”).

8 PM CET

CLOSING OF CARLA 2020:
"THIS IS THE BEGINNING!"

Wrap-up by moderators Wendy Mitchell, Melissa Silverstein, Themba Bhebhe, Victoria Thomas and Johanna Koljonen
Spotlight Conversations: Call to Action!
Gale Anne Hurd, producer of Terminator, The Walking Dead, Alien, and Yvette Nicole Brown, actress
Thank you and farewell
from Helene Granqvist, Carla 2020 director, and Regina Mosch, Carla 2020 programme director