#12 January 2017


Dear EWA members and friends, 2016 has been an intense year for EWA Network! In Spring, the complete report on women directors "Where are the women directors in European Films?" was published...Read for more 

EWA on the go

Women in the Audiovisual meeting at San Sebastian Film Festival. 

(H)emenHer(e), the Basque association of Women in Film alongside EWA NETWORK and Cima Mujeres Cineastas discussed the statistics and presence of women in creative and technical positions in the Basque, Spanish and European Film Industry. Find out more here

Launching of the EWA’s scriptwriter programme

Scriptwriter residency programme is a great initiative dedicated to support the next generation of talents among EWA members. Find out more here

Round table in Sitges Film Festival

EWA Network was proud to present the debate "From Metropolis to Mad Max. Kick-ass women in Sci-Fi and fantasy" in the context of the 49th Fantastic SITGES Film Festival. The relevance and progression of the female characters in science fiction film &TV was discussed ...Find out more  

EWA Network Development Award in DOK-Leipzig

EWA Network and DOK Leipzig development award went to the project "Leftover Women" by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, a courageous project that gives voice to well educated women who are excluded from the Chinese society because their personal desire goes beyond getting married and settled. The project tackles with the universal issue of women who struggle to find their own path against social dictates. Read for more 

Sci-Fi Script Award at FKM Film festival

EWA Network alongside the Galician Screenwriters Guild-AGAC and the Independent Producers Association-AGAPI were honoured to give the award for the best genre script with a gender perspective at the FKM-Fantastic Film Festival of La Coruña to "Glitches" by Antón Varela. Find out more.

Celebrating films about and by women in Vilnius, Lithuania at the 10th International Women Film Festival „Šeršėliafam“. Find out more

Closer look at Gender Equality in Poland

MISSing Creativity. Gender Equality in the European Film Industry: focus on Poland and beyond. Organised by EWA Network, Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund and the Polish Women in Film Association. Read for more here


We are pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the EWA NETWORK flagship course, Multiple Revenue Stream Training for Future Films has come to its conclusion. Read for more here

EWA’s members

On the Milky Road, produced by Paula vaccaro, in competition in Venice Film FestivalRead for more here 

"Migas de Pan" (Breadcrumbs) , directed by Manane Rodríguez, is officially the Uruguayan candidate to the Oscars after premiering at Montreal-Festival des Films du Monde. Congratulations to EWA members, producers Cecilia Ibañez and Chelo Loureiro for this success. Find out more

Amazona by Clare Weiskopf had its premiere at IDFA. Read for more here

Giovanna Ribes’s "The family" will premiere at 38th Cairo Film Festival.

The Family (Dementia) has started its festival circuit with 2 selections at the 38th Cairo International Film Festival and the 47th International Film Festival of India in Goa. Find out more here

Nurdan Tümbek’s TWIN STARS starts successfully its festival career. Find out more here


Upcoming Events

TRIESTE: Ewa Network will be in the co-production market When East Meets West with a development prize for a woman director and a panel titled "Women in European Film: success stories and challenges". 22 to 24 January

BERLINALE: EWA members’ day. Masterclass for the members, matchmaking, drinks and dinner with EWA members and EWA’s Scriptwriter Residency.

Partners & Ambassadors

EWA in partnership with Women’s Rights News

We’re thrilled to share an exciting collaboration between European Women’s Audiovisual Network, and Women’s Rights News.  EWA members can now share their films with WRN’s millions of followers. Find out more

Do you have a film you want to share with the world?

Interest in participating in EWA closer to home. Find your local EWA ambassador here.  

Women in the film world    

Screenwriters and directors call on European Parliament to put authors at heart of copyright reform A delegation of audiovisual authors and their collective management organisations from across Europe met Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss copyright package ahead of the announcement of the winner of the European Parliament’s LUX Film Prize. Find out more here

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