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Industry Report: Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Ways in which the film industry is changing in order to tackle unfair discrimination and ensure fair representation for all

Industry Report: Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Lindsey Dryden  • Co-founder, FWD-Doc

“The idea for the Toolkit came to life in a conversation between Doc Society’s Jessica Edwards, Netflix’s Katy Driscoll and myself back in autumn 2020”

Lindsey Dryden • Co-founder, FWD-Doc

How can we make filmmaking authentically accessible and inclusive for the D/deaf and disabled? The FWD-Doc Toolkit provides some useful answers  

28 April 2021

Antonia Kilian  • Director of The Other Side of the River

“There is this hope for changing something for the better as a woman, for other women”

Antonia Kilian • Director of The Other Side of the River

In this documentary by the German filmmaker, the real fight for women continues away from the frontlines  

27 April 2021

Review: Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam

CPH:DOX 2021 - Nordic:Dox Award

Review: Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam

Turkish-Norwegian filmmaker Nefise Özkal Lorentzen's documentary follows one of Europe's first female imams, a feminist fighting for equal rights and a progressive Islam  

23 April 2021

Series review: Zero

Series / Reviews - Italy

Series review: Zero

This Italian series led by a young man who turns his social invisibility into a superpower is dropping today on Netflix, in a triumph for multiculturalism, inclusion and the fight against prejudice  

21 April 2021

Generation Inclusion set to foster young filmmaking talents from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Industry / Market - Netherlands

Generation Inclusion set to foster young filmmaking talents from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The new Dutch development initiative launched last week, with backers including Netflix, Amazon, Viacom and Youtube  

19 April 2021

Liza van der Smissen and Nicole Lieberman • Founders, Female Film Club

“We want to tell women that what they have to say matters”

Liza van der Smissen and Nicole Lieberman • Founders, Female Film Club

The Female Film Club is here to provide an extra push for the female and non-binary international film community  

06 April 2021

Meetings on the Bridge is “creating strong female characters”

Istanbul 2021 – Meetings on the Bridge

Meetings on the Bridge is “creating strong female characters”

The Istanbul Film Festival’s industry platform is organising a special cinema talk on the depiction of female characters in films and TV series  

02 April 2021

The Alice Guy Prize goes to Cuties

Festivals / Awards - France

The Alice Guy Prize goes to Cuties

Maïmouna Doucouré’s feature debut has taken home the trophy for the best female-directed French film of 2020  

26 March 2021

Edita Bilaver Galinec • Project coordinator, Film for Kids at Hospital

“Ideally, the films we screen should convey a strong message, urging a call to action”

Edita Bilaver Galinec • Project coordinator, Film for Kids at Hospital

The mission of this important European initiative is to give sick children in hospitals and rehabilitation centres access to high-quality films  

25 March 2021

Ivana Hucíková homes in on the Velvet Generation of young queer and trans people

Production / Funding - Slovakia

Ivana Hucíková homes in on the Velvet Generation of young queer and trans people

The emerging Slovak documentarian plans to capture the everyday lives of the Eastern European LGBTQ+ community in her debut feature-length doc  

23 March 2021

Erich Pommer Institut unveils selection for new programme SERIES' WOMEN

Industry / Market - Europe

Erich Pommer Institut unveils selection for new programme SERIES' WOMEN

The first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry picks 20 participants  

18 March 2021

The BBC publishes its 2021-2023 Diversity & Inclusion Plan

Industry / Market - UK

The BBC publishes its 2021-2023 Diversity & Inclusion Plan

The new report initiates an ambitious ten-point plan by the UK public broadcaster to continue its progress in this realm  

08 March 2021

When you tell your own story, you are creating your future, argue panellists at the EWA Network's annual event

Industry / Market - Europe

When you tell your own story, you are creating your future, argue panellists at the EWA Network's annual event

Gender equality and diversity were on everyone's mind during the online event organised by the European Women's Audiovisual Network  

26 February 2021

50/50 by 2020 – Are We There & What Is Next?

Industry Panel

50/50 by 2020 – Are We There & What Is Next?

The challenges of gender equality for Europe’s audiovisual sector take centre stage during the special event “50/50 by 2020 – Are We There & What Is Next?”  

18 December 2020

Prospects for gender equality in the European audiovisual sector to be examined during "50/50 by 2020 – Are We There & What Is Next?"

Industry / Market - Europe

Prospects for gender equality in the European audiovisual sector to be examined during "50/50 by 2020 – Are We There & What Is Next?"

The online event, co-organised by EWA network and EURO-MEI, in partnership with EFAD and Cineuropa, will be held on Friday 11 December from 11 am until 1 pm  

01 December 2020

The Lithuanian Film Centre supports the European Women’s Audiovisual Network

Industry / Market - Lithuania

The Lithuanian Film Centre supports the European Women’s Audiovisual Network

With this partnership, the LFC supports both the presence of its local members in the network and the initiatives organised by the EWA in Lithuania  

19 November 2020

Berlinale to run physically and introduce gender-neutral performance awards

Berlinale 2021

Berlinale to run physically and introduce gender-neutral performance awards

The European Film Market will have a hybrid edition, while the Generation section will only screen feature films in its competition  

25 August 2020

The BBC announces a £100 million investment to increase diversity on TV

Industry / Market - UK

The BBC announces a £100 million investment to increase diversity on TV

The British pubcaster has committed to producing “diverse and inclusive content” over a three-year period  

24 June 2020

Anna Serner • CEO, Swedish Film Institute

"If we don’t see change I’m not afraid to give bigger budgets to only women for one year"

Anna Serner • CEO, Swedish Film Institute

Swedish Film Institute CEO Anna Serner talks to Cinema Femme about the institution's objectives related to gender equality and the importance of women in the film industry  

06 February 2020

EAVE IMPACT examines gender quotas and their effect on funding schemes

EAVE

EAVE IMPACT examines gender quotas and their effect on funding schemes

In the sixth episode of the second season of EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE, producers Danny Krausz and Titus Kreyenberg broach one of the key topics in the industry  

27 December 2019

France announces film industry gender equality measures

Industry - France

France announces film industry gender equality measures

A 15% support bonus will be trialled by the CNC with the aim of reaching parity in film industry positions  

21 September 2018

The Irish Film Board and Creative BC team up to support co-development and gender parity

Funding – Ireland/Canada

The Irish Film Board and Creative BC team up to support co-development and gender parity

The two organisations have announced the creation of a new funding partnership aimed at developing Canadian-Irish film productions and promoting gender parity  

29 May 2018

Gender equity in the audiovisual sector in Europe and the USA: who is leading the struggle?

Cannes 2018 - Industry / CNC@Cannes2018

Gender equity in the audiovisual sector in Europe and the USA: who is leading the struggle?

CANNES 2018: The CNC has hosted a round-table in Cannes to shed light on the recent movements for gender equity in the audiovisual sector  

15 May 2018

Gender equality in film under the spotlight at Cannes

Cannes 2017 – Industry

Gender equality in film under the spotlight at Cannes

At the prestigious French festival, the Swedish Film Institute will organise a seminar on 20 May about how to push for more women in film to achieve higher quality  

17 May 2017

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