We are delighted to share our findings from our 2021 Gender and Diversity Report. In 2019, the festival signed up to the 50/50 by 2020 Gender Parity Pledge and in 2020 published our first Gender and Diversity Report. The results highlight our commitment to achieving a diverse and dynamic Festival while recognising there is still much work to be done, both in the Festival and the film industry at large.

This year, the Festival placed an emphasis on women of colour with our Black Women's Retrospective and student seminar, welcoming Director Amma Asante to the Festival. We were also proud to partner with Warner Media to present Prism, a programme of LGBTQ+ shorts. 

As always, we welcome feedback and comments on this process as we strive to improve year on year. 

Download the report here

Gender & Diversity Report 2021