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EWA at the Rome International Film Festival

Presentation of EWA Network at the Festivale Internazionale del Film di Roma.

Meeting Monday 20 October 2014 at 3.30 pm Sala Kodak Casa del Cinema Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1

EWA will be presented by Francine Raveney, the Network Director, Alexia Muiños Ruiz, Deputy Director,  Ludovica Fales, EWA Ambassador to Italy and Patrizia Fregonese, ANAC. Some guests will share their experiences. After the meeting we will be happy to toast together to change our future!

EWA is an international network of women that aims at a better gender balance in the audiovisual sector, by creating bridges, informing and bringing together women from the industry. According to the United Nations and the recent study of the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, in the history of the Academy Awards, only four women have been nominated for the best director award. The first one in 1976 was the Italian Lina Wertmuller, with the film Pasqualino seven beauties. The only woman who won the Best Director Award was Kathryn Bigelow in 2010. In 85 years only 7 women have won the Best Film Award, all films co-produced with men. 77% of the voters in the Academy are men. The Guardian, in an article of July 22, 2014 reports that statistics reveal an alarming fact: a real shortage of women at all levels of the audiovisual sector, from production to film crews. Gender gap is in fact increasing in the world, only 7% of film directors are women, 10% of politicians, 5% of judges and 13.9% of business executives. Geena Davis, head of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media said: "Women in the world are seriously under-represented in almost all sectors of society, in the lapse of time it takes to make a movie, we can change our future . "