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Policy Talk


Gender Equality in the Film Industry - How will it be accomplished?

Half the world's population is women, and yet the proportion of films created by Korean female directors and featuring by female leading characters is at a meager 5% – How do we change this reality? Why are women's films in such a state of impasse? It has been 10 years since the 'Diversity Films' policy, which promotes independent, artistic and documentary films, was initiated to address and fight against the domination of commercial cinema. Now is an appropriate time to reexamine and reestablish the film industry's structure and hierarchy from the perspective of gender equality.

Date June 7 (WED) 13:30
Venue Media Cafe [Hu:]
Co-hosted by SIWFF, Women in Film Korea, SONG Ok-joo (Member of the National Assembly, Democratic Party of Korea)
Greeting SONG Ok-joo (Member of the National Assembly, Democratic Party of Korea)


Session 1 Presentation

Presentation 1 Cultural Policies from the perspective of Gender: the Employment Situation of Female Cultural Workers and the Solutions CHANG Mi-hye (Director of Research Department for Women's Human rights & Safety, Korean Women's Development Institute)
Presentation 2 Film Policies on Gender Equality in Foreign Countries and a Proposal for Diversity in the Film Industry CHO HyeYoung (Programmer of SIWFF)


Session 2 Talk

Panel KANG Hye-jung (CEO of Filmmaker R&K)
SHIM Jae-myung (CEO of Myung Films, SIWFF Executive Committee Member)
AN Boyoung (Producer of Holy Wokring Day, Ash Flower)
CHO Hye-jung (Professor of Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Art)