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EWA Launches Campaign to Support Women Directors in Europe

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood June 18, 2013 at 2:00PM

EWA Launches Campaign to Support Women Directors in Europe
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EWA (the European Women's Audiovisual Network) has launched a European campaign to build awareness around women directors.  

The statistics (when there are any) in Europe are dismal with women directing approximately 10% of all box office successes according to Francine Raveney the Executive Director of EWA.

The campaign is asking women directors to put together a 60 second clip about why they make movies.  Clips can be sent to: contact@ewawomen.com

Spanish director Isabel Coixet has taken a leadership position and is encouraging women to join with her in this campaign.

Here's some details about the work of EWA:

  • They encourage cross media and co-production projects to raise financing for women's projects throughout the audiovisual sector;
  • They promote cultural diversity across the board 
  • They are instigating new data monitoring and research and helped to encourage the European audiovisual observatory to monitor gender balance for best selling films 
  • They are training on how to pitch and present 
  • Will organise events which will bring together producers and directors with projects and decision makers;
  • Are working with film funds and are building bridges with politicians to ensure that gender equality is fully on the agenda


More details below in the video

This article is related to: Women Directors