in collaboration with Eurimages, Mibac, Women in Film, Television & Media Italia, and Dissenso Comune.
On Monday September 2nd, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, the Spazio Incontri at the Hotel Excelsior will host the first Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity and Film Industry organized by La Biennale di Venezia in collaboration with Eurimages, Mibac, Women in Film, Television & Media Italia and Dissenso Comune. The seminar was conceived with the purpose of presenting available data on this issue, and at the same time, to discuss possible solutions that might lead to a greater presence of women at every level of the industry as a whole, festivals included.
The two hours of data analysis, panels and discussions will be divided into five major thematic sections. Opening the seminar will be the President of La Biennale di Venezia Paolo Baratta, followed by the Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni (Deputy Secretary General, European Council) and Catherine Trautmann (President, Eurimages).
They will be followed by presentations by Andrea Del Mercato (Director General, La Biennale di Venezia), Iole Maria Giannattasio (Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, General Direction Cinema), and Susan Newman-Baudais (Project Manager, Eurimages) on the analysis of the respective data and their impact.
Deborah Young will moderate the panel titled "Women directors and film production: addressing the gender gap and the role of festivals" with the participation of director Mary Harron, producer Jan Chapman and Domizia De Rosa (Women in Film, Television & Media Italia).
David Rooney will moderate the one-to-one with director Susanna Nicchiarelli which will precede the conclusions by Paolo Baratta, Kissy Dugan (President, Women in Film, Television & Media Italia) and Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages).