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[Commlist] New Report about gender inequality in the Israeli film industry

Tue Mar 09 22:44:51 GMT 2021

Gender-Based Analysis of the Israeli Film Industry \ Lior Elefant, Etty Konor-Atias, Yael Hasson & Noga Dagan Buzaglo: A new report about gender inequality in the Israeli film industry is now available online, in English.

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Over the past twenty years, there has been a growing involvement of women in the Israeli film industry. Since the establishment of Israel and up until the year 2000, women directed a mere 7% of screened Israeli narrative features. However, as shown in the report, over the last two decades this gap has been growing smaller, and the ratio of films directed by women between 2013 and 2018 stands at 21%. With that said, the positive change in the growing numbers of female-directed narrative features is not reflected in some of the film-related professions, and the gender-inequality within the Israeli film industry is still quite large.

"The Celluloid Ceiling: A Gender-Based Analysis of the Israeli Film Industry" (the name is a tribute to Martha Lauzen's work), joins current researches about gender inequality in film industries around the world, allowing a comparison between gender related aspects of the Israeli film industry and equivalent industries worldwide. The report also includes information regarding women filmmakers from social minority groups.

Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Main Findings
3. Research Method
4. Students' Graduation Films
5. Debut Narrative Films
6. Full-Length Narrative Features
7. Gender-Based Analysis of Public Funding Grants
8. The Ophir Awards and the Israeli Documentary Film Competition
9. Data from Professional Unions
10. Reasons for the Gender-Based Occupational Segregation in the Israeli Film Industry 11. Diversity of Israeli Women Filmmakers: Mizrahi Women Filmmakers, Jewish orthodox Women Filmmakers, Palestinian Women FIlmmakers, LGBTQ Filmmakers
12. Recommendations
13. Bibliography
14. Appendix

The report was written by Lior Elefant (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ph.D. candidate), Etty Konor-Attias, Yael Hasson & Noga Dagan Buzaglo (Adva Center), and was published in a collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stifung and the Israeli Directors' Guild.

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For more information and/or further discussion, please write to:
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