What do Academy Award-winning short films have in common?

Posted Tuesday 13 Mar 2018

Well, they're short on women directors for one thing. Data collected by blogger Stephen Follows shows that women make up a small percentage of the people behind Oscar-nominated short films - 14% of directors, 14% of writers and 27% of producers (1957-2017). Follows reports that the Oscar situation was far bleaker for female filmmakers in the 1950s and 1960s, and things improved dramatically in the 1970s.  Sadly, some of those gains have now been lost, with female representation among directors and writers declining since then.

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