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28 October 2019

New Study Quantifies the Gender Imbalance Among Film Directors in Europe

A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory has found that women represent 21% of all directors of European films produced between 2003 and 2017.

Overall, only 17% of European feature films were directed by women between 2003 and 2017, but the study found that the share is growing slowly.

The report aims to help quantify the gender imbalance among film directors in Europe. It first provides a general overview of the gender of directors of European films. Then, it looks at the volume and share of films by gender of director, including information on film genres.

The analysis draws on data from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s LUMIERE database, which collates annual admissions to theatrically released films from a variety of sources, including national film agencies.

Read more here.