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.Read more
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 organised and participated in a number of keynotes and round tables to discuss and inform around different issues pertaining to gender equality and diversity in the audiovisual industry.
We are delighted to announce SWAN's General Assembly which will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 14:30 to 16:15 in L'Élastique Citrique at the documentary festival Visions du Réel in Nyon. The event will be followed by an apéro from 16:30 to 17:30. See you there!
Have you experienced sexism or sexual harassment in the Swiss audiovisual industry? Tell us your story on @ch_metoowall!
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.
In 2022, at the Solothurn Film Festival which is the most important festival for Swiss film productions:
of directors who submitted a feature film were women.
of feature films selected were directed by women.
was the ratio of male directors selected for the Prix du Public.
ROLE PLAY is a multilingual SWAN podcast created by podcast producer Katarina Hagstedt, podcast creator and independent journalist Pascaline Sordet and radio journalist Isabella Visetti. With podcast creator Sabine Meyer, they criss-crossed Switzerland to meet and discuss with filmmakers when, why and how they decided to go against the grain.
Available in German, Italian and French on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.Read more