‘Diversity is now centre stage’: Berlin film festival sets industry precedent

Event achieves gender parity among directors and executives but number of films directed by women falls slightly from 2019

The Berlin film festival has achieved gender parity in some of its most senior positions a year after signing a pledge that commits film festivals to improve representation in relation to diversity.

The Berlin festival, which opened on Thursday, is one of the major events to sign up to 5050×2020, which requires organisations to release information about the gender and race of their directors, members of selection committees and executive boards, and to record similar data about the directors, casts and crews of submitted films.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/21/berlin-film-festival-5050-2020-gender-parity-directors-executives

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