Venice Biennale to Formalize Gender Parity Protocol


The Venice Biennale, the parent organization for the Venice Film Festival, is set to adopt the same gender parity policy as the Cannes, Locarno, and Sarajevo film festivals. The policy would ensure the event "[issues] statistics on the number of films submitted, [is] transparent about the members of the selection and programming committees, and [reaches] an even gender ratio in the organization's top management," yet does not involve mandatory quotas as in Cannes. The pledge is being signed this Friday, August 31st. 


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