SWAN PLEDGE FOR PARITY AND INCLUSION 
IN CINEMA FESTIVALS

SWAN PLEDGE FOR PARITY AND INCLUSION 
IN CINEMA FESTIVALS

LOCARNO FESTIVAL 2018

At SWAN's initiative, Locarno Festival President Marco Solari and Vice President Carla Speziali gathered on August 5th during the 71st Locarno Festival to sign the Programming Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for parity and equality in the industry.

 

Locarno Festival is the second A list festival after Cannes Film Festival to sign the Pledge,

as well as the first Swiss film festival.

 

SWAN was proud to be represented by director Ursula Meier, Pledge Godmother & SWAN Creative Council, and producer Pauline Gygax, Pledge Advisor & SWAN Advisory Council. The signing ceremony was opened with welcoming words by Isabelle ChassotFederal Office of Culture Director, and SWAN Co-president Laura Kaehr who was sided by Co-presidents Gabriel Baur and Stéphane Mitchell

Locarno 2019 numbers can be found here.



 

 

Moments of History: Locarno Festival signing The Pledge

Media coverage

A lot of Swiss national and international media reported about the pledge. More to come.

Print, Online

"Locarno Film Festival Releases Gender Stats for the First Time"

Women and Hollywood, USA

«Kampf dem Ungleichgewicht»
Tages-Anzeiger & bazonline, Schweiz

«Après Cannes, Locarno empoigne le problème de la parité»
Le Temps, Suisse

«Locarno film festival pledges to gender parity»
Swissinfo, Switzerland

«Locarno Fest to Sign Pledge for Parity and Inclusion»
Women and Hollwood, USA


«Locarno Festival Set to Sign the Gender Paryty Pledge»

Variety, USA

«Locarno Festival Commits to Pledge for Gender Parity and Inclusion»

Hollywoodreporter, USA


«Après Cannes Locarno s'engage»
Libération, France

«Locarno unterzeichnet Charta für Gleichstellung und Diversität»
Kinozeit, Deutschland

«El festival de Locarno pone su firma para luchar por la igualdad»

El Pais, España

«Locarno Festival Set to Sign the Gender Parity Pledge»

IMDb, USA

«Locarno will den Frauenanteil erhöhen»
SRF Schweizer Fernsehen, Schweiz

«Le festival de Locarno s'engage pour les femmes»
24 heures, Suisse

«Festival di Locarno: firmato la Carta per l'uguaglianza e la parità del genere»

Ticinonews, Svizzera

«Sotto la stessa luce»
TIO, 20minuti, Svizzera

«Locarno Film Festival Signs Pledge for Parity»

Indie Wire, USA

"Le Festival de Locarno s'engage pour les femmes"

BX1, Belgique

"Alain Berset will mehr Frauen am Filmfestival Locarno"
Blick, Schweiz

"Une palme pour la Charte de l'égalité à Locarno"

Le Cercle du Matin Dimanche, Suisse

"Les soeurs Lumière"
Le Temps, Suisse

"Festival di Locarno, un impegno concreto per l'uguaglianza"
Corriere del Ticino, Svizzera

TV, Radio

SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE 2019

SWAN & Solothurner Filmtage have signed

the Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion

The signature took place on January 30th 2019 during the festival.

 

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network SWAN, Solothurner Filmtage Director Seraina Rohrer and President Felix Gutzwiller, along with Pledge Godmother, Producer Tiziana Soudani, signed the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. 
SWAN was represented by the Copresidents Gabriel Baur, Laura Kaehr and Stéphane Mitchell,
and its Executive Committee members and Coopted members

 

Solothurner Filmtage is the second Swiss Film Festival to sign the Pledge.

 

FIFF Festival International de Films de Fribourg 2019

SWAN & FIFF have signed

the Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion

The signature took place on March 7th 2019 during the festival.

 

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network SWAN, FIFF Director Thierry Jobin and President Mathieu Fleury, along with Pledge Godmother, Director and Actress Magaajyia Silberfeld, signed the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. 
SWAN was represented by Copresident Stéphane Mitchell,
and Executive Committee members and Coopted members

Orane Burri, Priscilla Frey, Bernadette Kolonko and Anaïs Voirol.
(
watch video here (min. 40'))

 

FIFF is the third Swiss Film Festival to sign the Pledge.

 
 

VISIONS DU REEL 2019

SWAN & Visions du Réel have signed

the Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion

The signature took place on Avril 7th 2019 during the festival.

 

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network SWAN, Visions du Réel Artistic Director Emilie Bujès and Vice-President Gilles Pache, along with Pledge Godmother, Editor Isabel Meier, signed the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. 
SWAN was represented by Copresidents Stéphane Mitchell, Gabriel Baur and Laura Kaehr.

 

Visions du Réel is the Fourth Swiss Film Festival to sign the Pledge.

NEUCHATEL INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (NIFFF) 2019

SWAN & NIFFF have signed

the Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion

The signature took place on July 8th 2019 during the festival.

 

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network SWAN, NIFFF Director Anaïs Emery and President Nathalie Randin, along with Pledge Godmother, Producer Annick Manhert, signed the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. 
SWAN was represented by Copresidents Stéphane Mitchell, Gabriel Baur and Laura Kaehr.

 

NIFFF is the Fifth Swiss Film Festival 

and the First fantastic film festival worldwide to sign the Pledge.

 

NIFFF & SWAN SIGN THE PLEDGE

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL (ZFF) 2019

SWAN & ZFF have signed

the Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion

The signature took place on October 1st 2019 during the festival.

 

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network SWAN, Zurich Film Festival Directors Nadja Schildknecht & Karl Spoerri signed the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. 
SWAN was represented by Copresidents Gabriel Baur and Laura Kaehr.

 

ZFF is the Sixth Swiss Film Festival to sign the Pledge.

 

SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL 2019

SWAN & SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL have signed

the Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion

The signature took place on October 30th 2019 during the festival.

 

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network SWAN,

Shnit Worldwide Co-Presidents Ekaterina Tarasova & Olivier Van Der Hoeven signed the Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for equality and diversity in the industry. 
SWAN was represented by Co-Presidents Gabriel Baur & Stéphane Mitchell,

and Executive Committee Member Priscilla Frey.

 

Shnit Worldwide is the First Swiss Short Film Festival

and the Seventh Swiss Film Festival to sign the Pledge.