Cultural and Historic pressure at Gender stereotypes in storytelling - Panel discussion at Odesa Film Festival


Even if 2020 has brought a pandemic and sustainability threat to the world, it is still a strategic year for gender equality agenda; thus, Backgstage Industry will focus on female talent and their takes on gender stereotypes during content creation in one of the events of the day.

Following specific cases of directors participating in the talk, attendees will learn about the deeply rooted problems of stereotyping, creative ways of character build-ups as well as about existing measures of combating gender malfunctions in Europe and internationally.


Three panel discussions will construct Cinema:Backstage events at this year's Odesa international Film  Festival. EWA Network is proud to co-host the panel on September 29th.

Panel 3: Gender stereotypes in storytelling - cultural and historic pressure

DATE: September 29th at 16:00 – 17.30 (CET)

Organized in partnership with European Women’s Audiovisual Network


Marysia Nikitiuk, Film Director, Ukraine

Nana Ekvtimishvili, Film Director, Georgia

Antoneta Kastrati, Film Director, Kosovo

Andreas Struck, Project Manager, European Film Promotion

Carolyn Combs, Executive Director of Women in Film and Television Vancouver, Canada

Introduction by Tamara Tatishvili, Consultant to OFFI

Moderated by Alessia Sonaglioni, Director of EWA Network

The panel discussion will be attended by guests accredited to the Festival. During the talk, participants can leave questions in the chat bar to engage in a later Q&A.