Venice Film Festival to join Cannes in signing gender parity pledge

Screen | 8/30/2018 | Tom Grater
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The Venice Film Festival looks set to join Cannes, Locarno and Sarajevo in signing a document pledging to strive for gender parity across its organisation and programme.

In a statement to Screen, the festival said a joint pledge will be signed at a news conference on Friday (Aug 31) alongside Italian organisations Dissenso Comune, and Women in Film, TV & Media Italia.

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The parity pledge, initiated by French organisation 5050x2020, and signed by by Cannes’ chiefs in May, stated that the organisation will do the following: compile statistics to record the gender of the filmmakers and key crew of all submissions; a promise to improve transparency around selection processes...
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