Norsk filminstitutt

Berlinale 2019: While populations are becoming increasingly diverse in many ways, the film industry has yet to follow thoroughly up on this and let it be reflected both in front of the camera and behind the camera. But things are starting to change.



Seminar Fri, Feb. 8 | 14.30-16.00


Relevance – Audience – Sustainability

The Norwegian Film Institute`s newly unveiled Diversity Action Plan aims at bringing about a more inclusive Norwegian entertainment sector as well as harnessing the country’s diversity.


Inclusive Europe – Diversity Success Stories

Featuring case studies from production, distribution, international film sales and television as well as the Norwegian Film Institute, this panel will explore successful, effective  strategies from a variety of European countries. The strategies in focus all illustrate the strong business case for businesses, corporations, broadcasters and policymakers in the entertainment sector to identify, include, promote and cater for the needs of diverse talent, content, professionals and audiences alongside mainstream and international viewers. 


The Panelists are

  • Naomi Sesay – On Screen Diversity Executive – Channel 4, UK
  • Maria Ekerhovd – Mer Film, Norway, producer of What Will People Say by Iram Haq
  • Anaïs Clanet – Wide House, France, world sales company

The discussion will be moderated by Nedin Mutic from the Norwegian Film Institute.


Organized in collaboration with Norwegian Film Institute, European Film Promotion and European Film Market.