EWA’s pan-European research study:
"Where are the women directors in European films? Gender equality report on female directors (2006-2013) with best practice and policy recommendations" has just been released.
For the complete report click here 
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National reports:

Austria (pdf)

Croatia (pdf)

France (pdf)

Germany (pdf)

Italy (pdf)

Sweden (pdf)

UK (pdf)

The first findings were presented at a conference at Venice Film Festival (Saturday 5 September 2015) and subsequently at a conference held at the Berlinale (13 February 2016). A press conference was also held in Paris with Kering-Women in Motion on 27 April 2016.
Click here for press release.
Click here for the executive summary.
Please click for 3 country summary brochure in English 
Please click for 3 country summary brochure in French
Research events:
  •  National Symposium, London, Birkbeck College, UK - 28/4/16; download pdf here
  •  Conference with Directors UK at Cannes film festival - 14/5/16;
  •  Panel event during Women in Motion talks, Cannes film festival – 18/5/16 clip of the conference here
  •  Conference at Pula film festival, Croatia - 10/7/16
  •  Conference at Rome Film Festival, Italy - October 2016
  •  National symposium at Sciences Po, Paris - November 2016 (date tbc)


Live streaming of Women in Motion talk, Cannes 19 May:

This study was written and led by Holly Aylett (Birkbeck College, University of London) under the Project Direction of Francine Raveney (EWA Head of PR).  

Whilst the study was organised and managed by the European Women’s Audiovisual (EWA) Network it was carried out with the support and collaboration of many institutions, including:

the Austrian Film Institute, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, CNC (France), the University of Rostock, Birkbeck College (University of London), Centre d’histoire culturelle des societies contemporaines (CHCSC – Université de Versailles/Université Paris-Saclay), Direzione Generale Cinema/MIBACT (Italy), Swedish Film Institute, Creative Skillset (UK) and the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University and the British Film Institute.
It was prepared on the basis of detailed quantitative research and qualitative research involving approximately 1000 industry professionals from throughout Europe. 


International Press:

Tagesspiele (February 2016)

El Pais (February 2016)

The Hollywood Reporter (February 2016)

Indiewire (February 2016)

Cinecitta (February 2016)

Io Donna (27 April)

The Guardian(28 April)

Repubblica (27 April)

La Presse (27 April)

La Croix (27 April)

Indiewire (1 May)

Al Jazeera (19 May)

Mme.Figaro report

Sight and Sound

Interview with Kering and EWA Head of PR Francine Raveney.

Follow on
As our research calendar shows (see above) over the course of 2016 we will be organising conferences at national level in each of the participating countries in conjunction with our national research partners to faciliate the implementation of the measures proposed in the study. 
We will also be organising ongoing meetings at pan-European level to ensure the political follow-through.

We are also now offering a range of research consulting services on gender, and will be looking to develop our EWA Research database so that gender in film in Europe can be established to share information from all countries, not only thse involved in the study.


On an ongoing basis EWA will share downloadable resources from a wide range of other organisations carrying out data research on gender, including FIA, SFI, BFI, Nordicom and Creative Skillset, UK to name but a few. As soon as these documents are published they will be shared in EWA’s research section below. 



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