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Diary of conferences and workshops

The European Audiovisual Observatory presents its work during numerous international conferences and workshops. Our Experts and Analysts are frequently invited to take part in events concerning the audiovisual industry. Every year the Observatory organises at least three of its own events, namely:

  • the biggest public event on cinema during the Cannes Film Market (May);
  • a conference in the country holding the Presidency of the Observatory (June);
  • an event in Brussels targeting industry representatives and European decision makers, members of the press and the academic sphere (November).

We announce Observatory events, also events where we are present on this page of our website as well as on our various social media platforms.

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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences

The European cinema sector - diverging paths? - 20 May 2023

FOCUS 2023: Key Trends in the Film Sector - 19 May 2023

 

Creators in Europe’s Screen Sectors – Sketching Present and Future Challenges - 7 June 2022

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Back Women in European TV/SVOD fiction: slow progress, but still big disparities for female directors, cinematographers and composers

The European Audiovisual Observatory has just published a new report on gender inequality in European TV fiction production.
Women in European TV/SVOD fiction: slow progress, but still big disparities for female directors, cinematographers and composers

Download "Female audiovisual professionals in European TV fiction production - 2021 figures”

 

This brand new report: “Female audiovisual professionals in European TV fiction production – 2021 figures ” has just been published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The report analyses the composition of key positions in over 50 000 TV/SVOD fiction films and series episodes produced between 2015 and 2021: directors, writers, producers, directors of photography, composers and lead roles. 

The share of female professionals in European TV fiction production ranges from less than 10% (composers, cinematographers) to over 40% (producers, lead roles).  In 2021, 37% of TV fiction episodes were written by female writers, but only 22% directed by female directors.

The low share of women in these key roles results from a multiplication of factors: typically, for directors, the low share of women results from fewer female directors active in TV production, who work less often than their male counterparts, and are more often than male in a team of directors than being the sole creator of the work. Moreover, teams are more often male-driven.

Share of women in the production of European TV/SVOD fiction (2021)


Source: European Audiovisual Observatory/LUMIERE, Plurimedia


When combining directors, writers, producers, cinematographers and composers the share of female professionals has gradually incresed since 2015, although at a very slow pace.

 

Evolution of the share of female professionals in the production of European TV/SVOD fiction
 

Note: combines directors, writers, producers, cinematographers and composers

Source: European Audiovisual Observatory/LUMIERE, Plurimedia

 


 

See also: 

Our latest report on Gender 

Female professionals in European film production - 2022 edition

  • 18/10/2022 AUTHOR: PATRIZIA SIMONE

This report provides an overview of the gender disparity among film professionals working in the European film industry.

All our GENDER reports

 

 

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