STUDY 2022

On the occasion of the 14th 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 French Ministry of Culture, STUDIOCANAL and the Collectif 50/50. This 2022 update focuses on an exclusively qualitative approach, analysing the parity policies in the audiovisual sector implemented in the 36 countries covered by the study. This 2022 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 2022 study


You can also find the recording of the pan-European meeting of December 7, 2022: “The place of women in European cinema: are we making progress?”. For the third year in a row, Le Lab presented the results of the update of its study, alongside various European organizations.

This event was organized by the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, UNI Europa – Media, Entertainment & Arts and the European Film Agency Directors Association (EFAD), in partnership with the International Federation of Actors (FIA), Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA), the European Audiovisual Observatory (EOA), Cineuropa and the Lab Femmes de Cinéma.

The recording was provided by Cineuropa, you can also find it on their website.



As part of the MIOB network, the Trieste Film FestivaL, Festival De Sevilla, the European Film Forum Scanorama and the European Film Festival Palić have translated the Lab Femmes de cinéma 2022 study into Italian, Spanish, Lithuanian and Serbian to give it greater resonance on a European scale.

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