LAB FEMMES DE CINEMA, OEA, EFAD – The place of women directors in Europe

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The seventh update of this report is produced by the Lab Femmes de Cinéma, in partnership with the European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Film Agency Directors Association. This analysis presents all the inclusive policies that are being implemented in Europe and produces a catalogue of measures that have been tested in favour of equal opportunities, parity and inclusion in European cinema. The results obtained take the form of an annual review as well as a register of good practices to be disseminated.

A few key figures


In 2019, this is the average percentage of graduates from major film schools who are women.


This is the share of films directed by women in France between 2017 and 2021.


In 2019, this is the percentage of women who have directed a third or more film, or 1 out of 6 women.


Between 2017 and 2021, this is the percentage showing the average change in the share of films by women directors, including co-productions with at least one woman director.

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