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.
In the German film industry, too, the issue of diversity is gaining increasing attention: „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‚Äôs state funding programs to focus explicitly on promoting diversity in the German film industry.