SWAN – Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network

Founded in 2018, SWAN – Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network is a non-profit association which aims for gender equality and diversity in the Swiss audiovisual industry.

It gathers a network of female* professionals from different backgrounds and areas of Switzerland, dedicated to advance the career of women* who are from or in the country, and work in all areas of film, television, video and other screen-based media.




SWAN advocates for the role and position of women* in and from the Switzerland and is dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement in the audiovisual industry


SWAN brings women* working in the audiovisual field together and give them opportunities to meet at networking events in festivals or markets, nationally and internationally.


SWAN provides information and knowledge on parity and diversity in the Swiss audiovisual industry and abroad.


SWAN hosts a comprehensive listing of female* workers that connects professionals and upcoming talents through a wide national and international network.






Since its foundation, SWAN has teamed up with a number of film festivals, companies, institutions as well as umbrella and professional organisations. The association would like to thank them!

SWAN is also a member of EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network and a chapter of WIFTI Women in Film and TV International.

Find the list of SWAN’s sister organisations on the page of links.