This is part of an effort by the Swedish Film Institute to ensure that 40% of all Swedish films are either written, directed or produced by women. It's no surprise that the Swedes are working towards gender parity on this issue. Sweden is one of the leaders on gender parity and has the highest levels of women on corporate boards.
Now we just need other countries to invest more in women directors and storytellers
She Monkeys' Director Lisa Aschan Wins First Stockholm Film Fund Prize for 'The Deposit' (Hollywood Reporter)