#13 Newsletter April 2017


Dear EWA members & friends,over the past year, EWA Network has multiplied its projects and activities. Next to the organisation of the second edition of our MRST4FF workshops in Pisa & Strasbourg and the international dissemination of the results of our pan-European study « Where are the Women Directors in Europe? », EWA gave four development awards in partnership with film festivals and markets (DOK Leipzig, WEMW Trieste, Fest Forward Belgrade, FKM Festival La Coruña), opened a call for a scriptwriter’s residency in Berlin led by script consultant Suzanne Pradel, and organized its first event specially dedicated to EWA members during the Berlinale. In view of continuously improving our services, EWA also launched a member’s satisfaction survey. This year we are looking forward to developing more and very exciting projects for all of you, so stay tuned!

Of course, none of this would be possible without you, so thank you for your ongoing support. We count on you to make this network grow every day, and give women audiovisual professionals across Europe the voice they deserve.

EWA on the go 

EWA Best Female Award at WEMW Trieste to Michela Occhipinti 

"Flesh Out" tells the story of a young woman in contemporary Mauritania who frees herself from the culturally imposed obligation to eat excessively.... Find out more here

Masterclass by Ada Solomon and Networking Event at Berlinale

In the cosy atmosphere of Betahaus, the members of EWA Network had the annual event in Berlin; this year it was exclusively for our members. Find out more here. 

Film Center Serbia and EWA Network give a Prize at Fest Forward Women in Pitch

Fortnight, written by Aga Woszczynska and Piotr Litwin, produced by Lava Films and directed by Aga Woszczynska was the project awarded. Find out more here. 

Supporting Women in Film at East-DOC Platform, Prague.

We had the pleasure of taking part in a roundtable in Prague, in the context of EAST DOC PLATFORM. Find out more here...

After the animated debate on opportunities for women in film, we offered the participants some drinks to keep on networking. 

Eurimages Gender Equality meeting: Conference on “Social impact of representations of women in film” in Strasbourg

Presentation of EWA’s Research in Paris

Roundtable in Milan: Women authorship in film. New law, new opportunity 

EWA Network Presentation in Toulouse. Training and Networking opportunities. Ewa Network will be represented by Francine Raveney at Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse. Read for more here 

EWA presentation in Kyiv. Why we need women creators in the business. Opportunities for women in film

Introduction of the work EWA Network has been doing to improve the visibility of women in film and presentation of the key findings of the European research on women directors. Find out more here

EWA Scriptwriting Residency

We are pleased to inform that the 1st of the EWA NETWORK Scriptwriting residency took place in Berlin during January-February. "Sugarcane Flower" written by Murielle Thierrin and Fabrice Pierre was the project selected. Know more about the 3 shortlisted projects. Find out more


Berlinale Roundtable: "How to address violence against women in the Audiovisual?

Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vĕra Jourová hosted this roundtable discussion with participants of different institutions and European associations. Read for more here

 Council of Europe working for new gender equality recommendation

Second meeting of the Eurimages Gender Equality recommendation working group. Find out more


Upcoming Events

Ankara. Equal rights and opportunities. April 19

Berlin. Symposium: Rethinking the role of women in cultural and media proffesions. May 10-11

London. Making a difference. BFI Southbank. May 15

Cannes Film Festival. EWA’s Networking drinks.

EWA members & Interviews 

Interview with Carla SImon. Kristina Zorita interviewed the filmmaker just before her debut film, "Summer 1993" received the best First Film in Berlin and Gra nd Prix of the Generation Kplus in the Berlinale. Find out more here

"Torn Love", directorial debut of Dr.Nurdan Tekeoglu

A couple of years ago, we interviewed you on the film you produced «I loved you very much». What made you decide to go behind the camera? FInd out more here 

Amira Kudumovic, producer of "Secret from the Past". Find out more here

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