#9 Newsletter December 2015


Dear EWA member and friend,

This has been a great year in terms of seeing women’s talent everywhere; more established women directors and producers mentoring new filmmakers; more women making outstanding films celebrated in major festivals and more concern, politically speaking, for women’s visibility and equality.  Click here to find out more.


After the presentation of the first findings in Venice 

European representatives meet in Paris to discuss draft report for EWA’s pan-European project, "Where are the Women Directors in Europe? " Picture  in Paris, on Dec 4

The final conclusions of the panEuropean research "Where are the Women directors in the European Industry? will be presented at the Berlinale, in February. Stay tuned for updates.



We’re so happy with our partnership with Raising Films.Find out more here.


This is about development, sustainability and diversity. RAISING FILMS aims to address one of the issues that prevents many female filmmakers from pursuing their careers, to enable filmmakers with families to keep working and feel supported during demanding times in their personal lives, and to challenge at a structural level the demands the film industry makes of all of us.

Welcome our new ambassadors for Bosnia, Aida Begic and Ireland, Carla Mooney. 

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



Maryse Alberti is one of the pioneering cinematographers of her time, having built her own place in a world of DOPs at the time largely dominated by men. Her three latest films are Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit,” Peter Sollett’s “Freeheld” starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Steve Carell and Ryan Coogler’s “Creed,” a spin off from “Rocky”

Find out more here


Check out our website for interviews with other directors/producers and EWA members.


Women in the film world   

Women directors and producers hire more female crew members. It’s a fact. According to the recent study"Women and the Big Picture" compiled by Dr. Martha Lauthen at the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, the gender of the decision-makers in a production has a meaningful impact on hiring. Find out more here


After her successful debut feature film "Lo Mejor de Mí" (The Best of me, Locarno Silver Leopard winner for best actress Marian Alvarez), Roser Aguilar is shooting in Valencia her second feature film, "Brava".

Women’s Alliance of Fantastic Film Festivals (WAFFF).Founded in 2015 by international festival programmers to help women genre filmmakers find an increased audience for their films and to boost programming quality at women’s genre film festivals. Find out more here 

This is not how it should be! We proudly share the letter of EWA member and PROA’s Vice-president Miriam Porté, published in the magazine of Catalan Producers Association (PROA)

Alcances Festival line-up shows more than 50% of the films directed by women.Find out more here

Isabel Coixet is backing projects from new women directors, find out more here.

If you would like to share any information with us please contact us at: contact@ewawomen.com  


Online Support Campaign

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EWA is also actively recruiting country ambassadors to co-ordinate events at national level in conjunction with national partners. If you would like to be an ambassador for your country please send us your CV and a covering letter to contact@ewawomen.com



EWA on the go

Locarno: Spotlight on Women’s Success Stories. Find out more here

Sarajevo: Gender equality wins: Declaration after Sarajevo Conference. Historic declaration calling for policies to counter the gender imbalance. Find out more here

Venice: at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, the European Women’s Audiovisual Network presented the first findings from its pan-European research study on gender equality amongst European directors. Alexia Muiños, EWA’s Deputy Director and Holly Aylett, Head of Research shared a platform with Silvia Costa, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament. Find out more here  

Piran Conference on Gender Equality. On October 8th in the beautiful Slovenian coastal town of Piran, the European and Mediterranean Film Festival (FEMF) organised a very interesting conference to debate the situation of women in film in the European context. Find out more here

Valencia. EWA’s president Isabel de Ocampo, took part in the conference held at MUVIM alongside directors Verónica Cerdán, Rosana Pastor, Giovana Ribes, Mercedes Gaspar, Teresa mata, Miquel Tello and Vicent Garcés. Find out more here 

Oslo Women directors in Nordic Film. With Liv Ullman and Agnieska Holland. Find out more here 

Sevilla Women in Focus is a business initiative focused on women in Film. These talks were held in the context of the European Film Festival in Sevilla, Spain. Find out more here


Multiple Revenue Stream Training W2 in Amsterdam. Find out more here

Strasbourg Lux Prize: The European Parliament’s LUX Prize ceremony took place on Nov 24 during the Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary session. It was followed by a panel on gender equality in the audiovisual industry where we were present. Find out more here 


Antalya Film Forum: Women in the Film Industry. Find out more here


Upcoming Events:

22-24 Jan 2016 Multiple Revenue Stream Training Course in Barcelona. Keep tuned for networking opportunities then. Find out more here

Berlinale. Press Release of the completed panEuropean research: "Where are the women directors in European Cinema"?. Read for more here



MRST WS2: The second workshop of EWA Network flagship training course was a great place to learn about branding strategy .  Read more here

More details about the whole programme can be found here 

EWA has three sets of training courses on offer. Click here for updates.


Online Coaching

Since  November 2014, EWA members have been able to benefit from free online coaching with our expert coach (the lawyer and film finance expert) Alessia Sonaglioni.

If you are interested in attending one of these courses please contact us at: contact@ewawomen.com


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