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, the Sisley d’Ornano Foundation, and in partnership with the Collectif 50/50, STUDIOCANAL and ELLE. This 2021 update focuses on an exclusively qualitative approach, analysing the parity policies in the audiovisual sector implemented in the 38 countries covered by the study. This 2021 edition marks the second year of partnership with the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO), whose figures on the position of women directors in Europe are included throughout the study.


We also collaborated with the European Film Agency Directors Association (EFAD) who both put us in touch with the National Agencies of all its member countries, took the time to proofread this study and will disseminate it to their members.


Click on the front page to download the complete PDF of the 2021 study

You can also consult the conference co-organised by the Lab around the release of our 2021 study on the place of women directors in Europe, as well as the OAS qualitative study on women in cinema. This online conference « Women in European cinema, where do we stand exactly? » is European in scope, co-organised by seven European organisations.

Women in European cinema: where do we stand exactly?