Step by step to more diversity

The film industry is currently undergoing gradual change, and not only on an international level. Yesterday it was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which achieved its post-#OscarsSoWhite goals of diversifying its membership, extending invitations to 819 film industry professionals, 45% of which are women, 36% from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities, and 49% international, from 68 countries. Prior to this, the TIFF’s Media Inclusion Initiative was launched as well as the commitment to values of inclusion, equity, and accessibility of the Sundance Institute.
„Filming more diversity and telling stories that would otherwise remain unheard: We want to see our diverse, multicultural society modern and in all its facets on the big screen“, emphasizes Helge Albers, Managing Director of the Film Board of Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, thus making it the first among the country’s state funding programs to focus explicitly on promoting diversity in the German film industry.