SWAN - Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network is an association which aims for gender equality and diversity in film, television and all other screen-based media in Switzerland.
Films shape our perception of the world. The more variety is shown in film, the more versatile our experience of the world.
Co-founder of SWAN, former CEO of FOCAL and teacher at the Zurich University of Arts
Since 2016, SWAN has organized and participated in numerous events to discuss and inform around different issues pertaining to gender equality and diversity in the audiovisual industry.
Come to meet and mingle with SWAN members and friends at our annual Locarno Networking Breakfast in Sport Café - within the respect of the COVID measures, of course! Enjoy a drink and a brioche, network, and hear from SWAN's special guests about StepIn 2021 - Locarno Pro's interdisciplinary and international think tank, discover the latest data around gender equality in the Swiss film industry, and celebrate the 50 year anniversary of women suffrage in Switzerland with Filmstern für diCH ! (More special guests to be announced)
SWAN Directory is the very first online inventory of women working in the Swiss film, television and screen industry. It raises the visibility of female professionals and allows them to connect with potential recruiters and partners.
The Office for Equality & Diversity in the Swiss Audiovisual Industry is a service developed by SWAN to assist women of the industry and provide them with useful information on parity and other related subjects.
Between 2017 and 2019 in Switzerland :
of films produced were directed by women.
of credited cinematographers were women.
is the ratio of male protagonists in documentaries.