DEEDS

In 2015, ARF/FDS, FOCAL and Cinésuisse conducted a study about Swiss public film fund distribution which showed women filmmakers were clearly prejudiced against. Following the appalling result, a gender taskforce formed and created SWAN. SWAN was joined on Facebook by a thousand women within a few months. The first study was published in a brochure. National and international networking events were held connecting women and men in the industry. In 2016, the Swiss film fund passed new gender based funding criteria and all Swiss film funds started collecting data, resulting in the Gender Map. An Association was funded. A hundred Members joined immediately. 5050x2020 Pledges were signed with Film Festivals. A new study on televisions series was produced. Events were organized at festivals... and we have just getting started! Join us!