At the initiative of SWAN, Anaïs Emery, executive and artistic director of the GIFF - Geneva International Film Festival, and Guerric Canonica, president of the GIFF Foundation, will sign the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. The ceremony will take place on November 10, 2023, during the festival, in the presence of the three other co-signatories: pledge godmother, head of the cinema department of HEAD Genève, producer and filmmaker Anita Hugi, alongside SWAN's executive committee members Delphine Luchetta and Katia Skila-Durlemann.
We have the pleasure to invite you to our upcoming Extraordinary General Assembly which will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 13:30 to 14:30 at NZZ Festivallounge within the frame of the Zurich Film Festival. The assembly will be followed by an apéro from 14:30 to 16:00 in the same venue.
During the upcoming Zurich Film Festival, SWAN - Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network will be hosting a panel centered on the work of London-based pianist and composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, in partnership with SoundTrack_Zurich. This case study will provide a deep dive into her creative approach to motion picture score writing for the Oscar-nominated film “Living".
This year, SWAN - Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network is teaming up once again with SoundTrack_Cologne and SoundTrack_Zurich to bring "Matchmaking for Women in Media & Music", a matchmaking event aimed exclusively at female composers and sound designers and taking place within the frame of the Zurich Film Festival.
SWAN - Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network is hosting the 8th annual Locarno Networking Breakfast, featuring an exciting discussion and the opportunity to connect and give visibility to women in our industry at the Locarno Film Festival.
At the invitation of the nationwide festival Let's Doc! - Week of the Documentary, SWAN will be exploring the situation of women in audio and the gender stereotypes traditionally associated with their jobs during a panel discussion. This roundtable will be preceded by the screening of "J'ai énormément dormi" by sound engineer and director Clara Alloing.
We are delighted to announce SWAN's General Assembly will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 14:30 to 16:15 in Théâtre de Marens in Nyon during Visions du Réel. The assembly will be followed by an apéro from 16:30 to 17:30 in the same venue. See you there!
On March 1, 2023, a day of study and meeting dedicated to the film and audiovisual in Ticino (the italian-speaking part of Switzerland) was held in Lugano with industry associations including SWAN.
On January 24, 2023, The Solothurn Film Festival will share its 2022 parity numbers officially, to follow up on its commitments on gender equality and diversity after signing SWAN's pledge in 2019.