Why so few female film critics?

Posted Tuesday 28 May 2019

About 47% of all registered French journalists are women, yet just 37% of the 611 journalists who wrote a film review in the past year were female. This statistic, and plenty more, was revealed at the first Women on the Move day which took in Cannes recently, one year on from the launch of the 50/50 gender parity pledge. The event was the launch of a new initiative to gather Europe-wide data on the gender balance of film critics.