ssfv and SWAN have partnered to organize a round table discussion focused on the position and representation of women in technical film crews on sets and in postproduction.
On April 7, 2019, a one-hour round table took place at Visions du Réel to outline the present and future landscape of gender equality advances in Swiss audiovisual productions, drawing from data, studies as well as personal experiences. Through central issues, such as hiring opportunities, wage inequality and work environment, this round table has tried to raise awareness and foster both reflection and debate within the branche regarding this topic in order to come up with new solutions to reach equality.
Moderator: Stéphane Mitchell (Screenwriter and SWAN co-president)
Speakers: Joëlle Bertossa (Producer), Marianne Roussy (Sound engineer and boom operator), Jela Skerlak (OFC Head of Diversity and Distribution in the Film Department of the Federal Office of Culture)
SWAN would like to thank its partner ssfv and its supporter Visions du Réel without whom this event could not have been possible.