Alessia is a founding member of EWA Network. With a long standing experience as media lawyer and programme manager at the Council of Europe, she joined Eurimages in 2010 as project manager gaining experience in legal and financial issues linked to European film co-production. She is also a certified coach and a human rights expert. Her engagement for gender equality comes mainly from her human rights background. She strongly believes that women, half of the world population, should have the same opportunities to tell their stories, express themselves and their own talents, and have their stories heard. Alessia is EWA Network's Executive Director since February 2016.
Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Born in La Coruña, she received her Master Degree in Chemistry and studied at the Conservatory of Music before leaving for Barcelona where she graduated in Film Studies and completed her training in New York City. For the past years, she has been working in several facets of the Film / Advertising Industry as director/actress/producer and founded her production company in 2015. Her debut feature film is Noche Transfigurada. Her committment to gender equality started by joining Spanish women's networks. She joined EWA team in 2013 and as deputy director, Alexia is in charge of the management of the EWA Network web platform, communications and the members community. She is currently developing the film "Las Truchas" which received Creative Europe support.
Former Director of EWA Network (2013-2016), Francine is now a Special Adviser to the Association. An expert in gender equality, Francine works on European co-productions and film financing, teaches pitching and regularly trains university and film professionals across Europe. She studied French and English at Oxford University, followed by Women’s studies and has worked as a Communications Manager on anti-discrimination campaigns. She has also worked as an Editor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for WHO Europe. She is now branching into fitness and is setting up her new fitness brand: Francine HR Fitness where she specialises in Pilates and well-being.
Strategy & Partnerships Manager
In years 2010-2013 Tamara worked as Director of Georgian National Film Center (GNFC). She contributed vastly to enhanced visibility of young talent and their international placement. Tamara is involved in number of international initiatives: She acts as Regional Coordinator for SOFA, is consultant to Film Industry Office at Odesa Film Festival as well as regular consultant at BOZAR’s BRIDGES in Brussels. Prior to her appointment at GNFC, Tamara was based in London and worked for BOP Consulting. Lawyer by training, Tamara first joined legal team at Media Holding Company “I-media”. In 2004 Tamara undertook a year of training in film law and policy through AVANTI program (organized by FOCAL). Afterwards she obtained certificate in Comparative Media Law and Policy Global Foundation Program from the University of Oxford. Tamara holds postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Democracy from London School of Economics and Political Science and obtained MA in Producing Film and TV from Royal Holloway, University of London.
EWA network is proud to have as its President the highly successful, award-winning Spanish director Isabel Coixet. Her powerful filmography includes : "My life without me" (2003), "The secret life of words" (2005), "Elegy" (2008), "Map of the sounds of Tokyo" (2009) and "Yesterday never ends" (2012), which was screened in the Panorama Special section in Berlin 2013. Isabel Coixet was a member of the Camera d’Or jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and her latest film "Nobody wants the night" opened the Berlinale in 2015.