THE LAB FEMMES DE CINÉMA
The Lab Femmes de Cinéma is a think tank working on parity and diversity in the film and audiovisual industries. Our ambition is to generate ideas, raise awareness, propose actions and stimulate experimentation, to “shake things up” in the industry.
On average in Europe, only one in four directors is a woman. Women in cinema continue to be paid less, subsidized less and programmed less, and female characters are still often stereotyped. Yet cinema is a powerful sphere of influence that partly shapes our collective imaginations: it helps to shape society at the same time as it reflects it.
Promoting and encouraging parity and gender diversity in this industry is therefore not just a question of mathematical justice, it’s also a necessity to enable greater diversity in the stories told.
On the occasion of the 13th edition of the Arcs Film Festival, the Lab Femmes de Cinéma publishes and presents the update of its annual study on the place of women directors in Europe. This new study was carried out by the Lab with the support of its founding sponsor,...read more
THE LAB’S THREE PILLARS
The Lab Femmes de Cinéma is a unique forum for reflection and action for a more equal and inclusive cinema, based on three pillars:
in collective intelligence
Workshops bringing together professionals from across the audiovisual chain. These workshops are run using collective intelligence methods, to raise awareness, generate encounters and bring out concrete ideas for action to move things forward in the industry.
Masterclasses and a podcast, to spotlight emblematic women in the film industry, who can serve as role models and to showcase the wide range of professions that exist in the audiovisual sector.
A study on the place
of female directors in Europe
An annual study on the place of women filmmakers in Europe, updated and completed each year, to track the evolution of policies implemented by different countries and their long-term consequences on the position of women filmmakers in Europe.
MONITORING AND INFLUENCE
The Lab is also a unique place to monitor trends and initiatives in the sector:
A press selection
Twice a month, we send our network a selection of articles, podcasts and videos on parity and diversity in the audiovisual sector (in French).
The aim of these notes is to bring together in a single document all existing studies and data on a given theme.
A work of popularization
We popularize our work to raise awareness of these issues, and are notably present on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
A recognized expertise
We take part in conferences all over Europe to provide expertise on this subject. We also appear in the media.