Reports and Statistics

Publication Date Description
29/11/2016 BFI2022 Supporting Future Film   The BFI has launched its new five-year strategy, BFI2022.   It builds on the foundations laid by Film Forever, will be based on three key priorities: A new approach to funding filmmaking not necessarily destined for the cinema Developing more decision-making and funding outside of London Aspiring to greater diversity of filmmaking and audiences  
17/11/2016 Women aren't the problem in the film industry, men are Deb Verhoeven and Stuart Palmer of Deakin University argue that state-funded film production and the Gender Matters initiative imply "that the key problem for addressing gender inequity lies with women themselves".  
31/10/2016 The Global Gender Gap Report 2016   Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.   The 2016 report covers 144 countries. More than a decade of data has revealed that progress is still too slow for realizing the full potential of one half of humanity within our lifetimes.  
10/10/2016 BFI research into representation of black actors in UK film over the last 10 years The BFI has announced ground-breaking new research that explores the representation of black actors in UK films over the last 10 years (January 2006-August 2016), revealing that out of the 1,172 UK films made and released in that period, 59% (691 films) did not feature any black actors in either lead or named roles. Key findings include:
04/10/2016 Filmonomics' Data Exposes Gender Fault Lines An infographic released by SLATED illuminates cinema’s gender disparities in an unprecedented, data-driven light. The company’s analysis of 1,591 feature films released theatrically on at least one screen in the US between 2010-15 exposes a systemic lack of trust on the part of the film industry when it comes to collaborating with women in the workplace.
13/09/2016 Boxed In 2015-16: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television A study from Dr Martha Lauzen's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. In 2015-16, 79% of the broadcast, cable, and streaming programs considered featu
08/09/2016 Inequality in 800 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT and Disability from 2007-2015 Dr Stacy L Smith's Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative examines inequality on screen and behind the camera across the 100 top‐grossing domestic films. To date, they have evaluated 35,205 characters across 800 of the most popular movies from 2007‐2015.
23/06/2016 Thumbs Down 2016: Top Film Critics and Gender This study, from Dr Martha Lauzen's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, considers 5,776 reviews written by 247 "top critics" on the popular film-review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes during spring 2016.  
13/06/2016 Women in Independent Film, 2015-16 This study, from Dr Martha Lauzen's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, provides behind-the-scenes employment figures for domestically and independently produced feature-length documentaries and narrative films screening at 23 high pr
10/05/2016 Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK ‘Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK’ is a four-year, AHRC-funded research project from the University of Southampton that investigates what is distinctive about the work of women in British cinema and what obstacles women face in the industry.