This year at the Women in Film and Television International Summit, WFT Ireland Chair Dr. Susan Liddy will be inaugurated as the President of WIFT International. Taking place between 22nd and 24th September, 2023, in Helsinki, Finland, this is a weekend long 50-year anniversary celebration, which includes creative exchange, strategising, changing of the guard and the awarding of the WIFTI Peace Prize.
Following a summit with multiple creative and critical sessions, the event will conclude on Sunday, 24th September, with Helene Granqvist from Sweden ending her 5-year term with honours as Dr Susan Liddy from Ireland steps in with a warm welcome. After the Presidents’ speeches, a reception sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland, with Ambassador of Ireland to Finland H.E. Ruth Parkin in attendance, will close the proceedings.
The Summit will be live-streamed via WIFTI’s Youtube Channel here.
About the WIFTI Helsinki Summit 2023 – Facing the Future
Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) gathers participants from six continents, 40-member associations, to HANAHOLMEN, the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre and Hotel in Finland, on September 22-24, 2023, to share ideas, working methods, strategies and solutions for the future of an equal and inclusive audiovisual industry. The event opens a view to the global landscape of women in film, television and media, giving members the opportunity to learn from each other and support each other.
About WIFT International
The first WIF network (Women in Film LA) was established in Los Angeles in the 70’s as a reaction to male dominance in the film industry. Today, there are around 50 WIFT and WIFT-partner chapters on six continents – including WFT Ireland – all working for the same goal: gender balance in the industry. WIFT International was established as the global network connecting all others to speak with one common voice. The strength of WIFTI is based on the strength of every member in every chapter around the world. Together we are working to create change!