June 25, 2018
Telefilm Canada released the latest statistics on gender parity in feature film production funding, following the first year of measures introduced in collaboration with the industry. Telefilm requested the industry’s collaboration in addressing the challenge of increasing the number of women-led projects budgeted at over $2.5 million. In 2017-2018, 29% of these large-budget Telefilm-supported films were directed by women, 32% had female screenwriters and 44% were produced by women. In all other film categories, women held over 40% of key roles. See the full statistics and the Playback and La Presse articles for more information.