Since 2016, the Lab Femmes de Cinéma realize an annual study on the place of women directors in cinema in Europe. Initially qualitative and quantitative, since 2020 we have relied on statistics from our partner the European Audiovisual Observatory, and therefore now focus exclusively on purely qualitative work.
This study aims to present a comprehensive overview of existing measures and policies to promote parity in cinema in Europe, therefore our study :
- draw up an annual review of the situation in Europe,
- compile a collection of existing best practices to promote inclusion in the cinema.
This study covers some thirty European countries, to which we send questions each year via their film institutes. The information presented in this study is therefore a synthesis of information sent in previous years, new responses sent to us by the institutes, and additional information found on their institutional websites. Our detailed methodology can be found in the study.
THE 2023 STUDY OF THE LAB FEMMES DE CINÉMA
We also work closely with EFAD, which puts us in touch with the National Film Agencies of all its member countries, proofreads the study and distributes it to its members. The French Ministry of Culture has been supporting us since 2022, and the French CNC since 2023.