Festival Director Dieter Kosslick signed the “5050×2020” pledge to work for increased gender equality at the Festival and the Market. The signing took place in the Meistersaal at the “Gender, Genre and Big Budgets” event, organised by Women in Film and Television (WIFT), and the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival. With “5050×2020”, the Berlinale commits to working towards equal gender representation in directorships and selection committees by 2020, and to publishing statistics on gender distribution in film submissions and selections.

Festival Director ; Dieter Kosslick

For the 2019 festival year, a detailed “Gender Evaluation” survey of the programme for the public in the disciplines of directing, production, screenplay, cinematography, and montage was conducted. In addition, projects and participants of initiatives, directorships and selection committees, as well as statistics from previous competition years were analysed.