Facts & Figures

Previous years - Gender quality

Filmmaking is an expensive and complicated process, and a great number of people are involved in the making of each film. Below are figures from the years 2012 - 2017 compiled solely on key positions –screenwriters, directors and producers – in accordance with comparable statistics abroad, for example in Sweden.

These positions are pivotal when it comes to demonstrating the voices and perspectives of women. A number of women have been involved in other positions, both creatively and production-wise, and their reputation has been widely celebrated, both domestically and internationally, even though their work is not included in these figures.

In the tables and figures below you can see the number of production grants and letters of intent awarded by the gender of screenwriters, directors and producers for full-length features, fictional TV series, documentaries and short films. The tables below also show the success rate of the approvals by gender and category.

2017 Result of applications for production grants by gender


Result of applications for production grants by gender of director, 2017

Director-2017 


Applications Awarded Success
rate
Narrative features
Men 17 6 35%
Women 1 0 0%
Total 18 6 33%
Short films
Men 13 6 46%
Women 3 1 33%
Total 16 7 44%
Narrative TV series
Men 6 1 17%
Women 0 0 -
Team of men and women 2 1 50%
Total 8 2 25%
Documentaries
Men 11 5 45%
Women 6 3 50%
Team of men and women 4 2 50%
Total 21 10 48%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of screenwriter, 2017


Screenwriter-2017


Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 15 6 40%
Women 2 0 0%
Team of men and women 1 0 0%
Total 18 6 33%
Short films
Men 13 6 46%
Women 3 1 33%
Total 16 7 44%
Narrative TV series
Men 3 0 0%
Women 1 1 100%
Team of men and women 4 1 25%
Total 8 2 25%
Documentaries
Men 7 4 57%
Women 7 3 43%
Team of men and women 7 3 43%
Total 21 10 48%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of producer, 2017

Producer-2017

Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 9 3 33%
Women 1 1 100%
teymi kk og kvk 8 2 25%
samtals 18 6 33%
Short films
Men 3 1 33%
Women 6 2 33%
teymi kk og kvk 7 4 57%
samtals 16 7 44%
Narrative TV series
Men 4 1 25%
Women 1 0 0%
teymi kk og kvk 3 1 33%
samtals 8 2 25%
Documentaries
Men 7 5 71%
Women 9 2 22%
teymi kk og kvk 5 3 60%
samtals 21 10 48%

2016 Result of applications for production grants by gender


The figure below shows the rate of applications and approvals out of all production grants in the year 2016, sorted by gender of applicants in all film categories (full-length features, fictional TV series, documentaries and short films).

It is clear that female applicants are fewer than male applicants, but women's success rate of receiving approvals is higher.

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Result of applications for production grants by gender of director, 2016 Applications Awarded Success rate
       
Narrative features
Men 21 5 24%
Women 3 1 33%
Total 24 6 25%
Short films
Men 6 1 17%
Women 5 3 60%
Total 11 4 36%
Narrative TV series
Men 2 1 50%
Women 0 0
Team of men and women 1 1 100%
Total 3 2 67%
Documentaries
Men 16 10 63%
Women 7 5 71%
Team of men and women 2 2 100%
Total 25 17 68%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of producer, 2016 Applications Awarded Success rate
       
Narrative features
Men 10 2 20%
Women 5 3 60%
Team of men and women 9 1 22%
Total 24 6 25%
Short films
Men 2 1 50%
Women 8 3 38%
Team of men and women 1 0 0%
Total 11 4 36%
Narrative TV series
Men 1 1 100%
Women 0 0
Team of men and women 2 1 50%
Total 3 2 67%
Documentaries
Men 14 9 64%
Women 5 5 100%
Team of men and women 6 3 50%
Total 25 17 68%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of screenwriter, 2016 Applications Awarded Success rate
       
Narrative features
Men 19 4 21%
Women 3 1 33%
Team of men and women 2 1 50%
Total 24 6 25%
Short films
Men 6 1 17%
Women 5 3 60%
Total 11 4 36%
Narrative TV series
Men 0 0
Women 1 0 0%
Team of men and women 2 2 100%
Total 3 2 67%
Documentaries
Men 15 10 67%
Women 8 6 75%
Team of men and women 2 1 50%
Total 25 17 68%

2015 Result of applications for production grants by gender


Result of applications for production grants by gender of director, 2015 Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 11 2 18%
Women 3 2 67%
Total 14 4 29%
Short films
Men 3 1 33%
Women 2 2 100%
Total 5 3 60%
Narrative TV series
Men 2 1 50%
Women 0 0 not applicable
Total 2 1 50%
Documentaries
Men 13 5 38%
Women 4 3 75%
Team of men and women 2 2 100%
Total 19 10 53%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of screenwriter, 2015 Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 10 2 20%
Women 3 1 33%
Team of men and women 1 1 100%
Total 14 4 29%
Short films
Men 3 1 33%
Women 2 2 100%
Total 5 3 60%
Narrative TV series
Men 2 1 50%
Women 0 0 not applicable
Total 2 1 50%
Documentaries
Men 13 5 38%
Women 4 3 75%
Team of men and women 2 2 100%
Total 19 10 53%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of producer, 2015 Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 7 2 29%
Women 1 0 0%
Team of men and women 6 2 33%
Total 14 4 29%
Short films
Men 3 2 67%
Women 2 1 50%
Total 5 3 60%
Narrative TV series
Men 2 1 50%
Women 0 0 not applicable
Total 2 1 50%
Documentaries
Men 10 2 20%
Women 7 6 46%
Team of men and women 2 2 100%
Total 19 10 53%

2012 - 2014 Result of applications for production grants by gender


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Result of applications for production grants by gender of director, 2014 Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 13 8 62%
Women 6 4 67%
Total 19 12 63%
Short films
Men 3 0 0%
Women 2 0 0%
Total 5 0 0%
Narrative TV series
Men 7 3 43%
Women 0 0 not applicable
Total 7 3 43%
Documentaries
Men 24 8 33%
Women 5 4 75%
Team of men and women 1 1 100%
Total 30 13 43%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of screenwriter, 2014 Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 14 8 57%
Women 4 3 75%
Team of men and women 1 1 100%
Total 19 12 63%
Short films
Men 3 0 0%
Women 2 0 0%
Total 5 0 0%
Narrative TV series
Men 5 1 20%
Women 1 1 100%
Team of men and women 1 1 100%
Total 7 3 43%
Documentaries
Men 21 9 43%
Women 7 4 57%
Team of men and women 2 0 0%
Total 30 13 43%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of producer, 2014 Applications Awarded Success rate
Narrative features
Men 12 8 67%
Women 4 2 50%
Team of men and women 3 2 67%
Total 19 12 63%
Short films
Men 2 0 0%
Women 3 0 0%
Team of men and women 5 0 0%
Total
Narrative TV series
Men 3 1 33%
Women 1 0 0%
Team of men and women 3 2 67%
Total 7 3 43
Documentaries
Men 17 6 35%
Women 10 5 50%
Team of men and women 3 2 67%
Total 30 13 43%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of director, 2013ApplicationsAwardedSuccess rate
Narrative features
Men13646%
Women3133%
Total16744%
Short films
Men5480%
Women11100%
Total6583%
Narrative TV series
Men44100%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women11100%
Total55100%
Documentaries
Men24729%
Women4375%
Team of men and women22100%
Total301240%


Result of applications for productions grants by gender of screenwriter, 2013ApplicationsAwardedSuccess rate
Narrative features
Men146
Women2150%
Total
Short films
Men5480%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women11100%
Total6583%
Narrative TV series
Men44100%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women11100%
Total55100%
Documentaries
Men24833%
Women4375%
Team of men and women2150%
Total301240%


Result of applications for productions grants by gender of producer, 2013ApplicationsAwardedSuccess rate
Narrative features
Men12650%
Women200%
Team of men and women2150%
Total16744%
Short films
Men44100%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women2150%
Total6583%
Narrative TV series
Men33100%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women22100%
Total55
Documentaries
Men24833%
Women4375%
Team of men and women2150%
Total301240%

Result of applications for production grants by gender of director, 2012ApplicationsAwardedSuccess rate
Narrative features
Men13431%
Women5120%
Total18528%
Short films
Men9333%
Women44100%
Total13754%
Narrative TV series
Men5480%
Women11100%
Total6583%
Documentaries
Men19737%
Women22100%
Total21943%


Result of applications for production grants by gender of screenwriter, 2012ApplicationsAwardedSuccess rate
Narrative features
Men12433%
Women6117%
Total18528%
Short films
Men9333%
Women44100%
Total13754%
Narrative TV series
Men22100%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women4375%
Total6583%
Documentaries
Men17635%
Women22100%
Team of men and women2150%
Total21943%


Result of applications for production grants by gender of producer, 2012ApplicationsAwardedSuccess rate
Narrative features
Men9222%
Women4250%
Team of men and women5120%
Total185
Short films
Men8225%
Women55100%
Total137
Narrative TV series
Men3267%
Women00not applicable
Team of men and women33100%
Total65
Documentaries
Men18633%
Women33100%
Total21943%