Women in European audiovisual production:
the latest statistics, newest initiatives, and the key challenges ahead

Online event, Wednesday 6 December 2023, 10:30 to 12:00 CET


An event organised by the European Women’s Audiovisual Network , UNI Europa - Media, Entertainment & Arts (EUROMEI), and the European Film Agency Directors Association (EFAD) in partnership with the International Federation of Actors (FIA), the Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA), the Lab “Femmes de Cinema”, the European Audiovisual Observatory, and Cineuropa.

For the fourth consecutive year (see here the 2022, 2021 and 2020 events), a group of organisations and research bodies in the European audiovisual sector are putting the spotlight on the place of women in audiovisual production. Their objective is to keep monitoring the evolution of the presence of women on and off European screens, maintain the topic of gender equality firmly on the audiovisual industry agenda, and to keep advocating for relevant and efficient actions.

The webinar will give a platform to the latest reports of the European Audiovisual Observatory and the Lab Femmes de Cinéma. It will also invite a few speakers to exchange on the state-of-play and latest developments, as well as on new initiatives and opportunities going ahead.

Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available during the meeting.
The event will be recorded and then made available for replay on the website of Cineuropa.

Draft agenda

10:30    Welcome by the event moderator- Sarah Diedro Jordão, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Consultant

10:35    Introduction- Iris Zappe-Heller, Deputy Director of the Austrian Film Institute and Chair of EFAD Working Group on Gender and Inclusion

10:40    Presentation of the latest gender statistics of the European Audiovisual Observatory-  Patrizia Simone, Film Industry analyst, Department for Market Information

11:00    Presentation of the 2023 update of the Lab Femmes de Cinéma study- Lise Perottet, General Coordinator and Fabienne Silvestre, co-founder of the Lab

11:20    Panel discussion:

- Enrico Vannucci, Deputy Director, Eurimages

- Dácil Roca, Board member, MIA Mujeres en la Industria de la Animación

- Daphné Tepper, Policy Director, Media, Entertainment & Arts sector of UNI Europa

11:55    Conclusions        Edel Brosnan, EWA Network


To register to the webinar, please go here: Registration form