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The San Sebastian International Film Festival said Tuesday it will become the latest major film festival to sign the “Charter for Parity and Inclusion of Women in Cinema” during its 66th edition next week.
Promoted in Spain by CIMA, the country’s leading association representing women in film and television, the initiative calls on the festival to compile statistics by gender, regarding both the number of films received for the selection and those chosen and programed in order to obtain reliable data about projects headed by women.
The festival will also pledge to publish a list of members of its selection committee and programmers, as well as establish a calendar outlining changes to the festival’s executive bodies to achieve gender parity within the current period of mandate of those bodies.
Cannes, Toronto, Venice and Locarno have already commited to the historic pledge, which came out of the French Movement 5050/2020 in Cannes in May.
The signing ceremony will take place Sunday, with a full court of Spanish cinema and San Sebastian power present, including festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos, Spanish Vice President Carmen Calvo, the Spanish Minister of Culture Jose Guirao, the president of the festival’s board of directors and mayor of San Sebastian, Eneko Goia, and the president of CIMA, Cristina Andreu.
The San Sebastian festival runs Sept. 21-29 in Spain’s northern Basque region.
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