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Cannes Film Festival chiefs sign gender equality charter

Press Trust of India  |  Cannes 

In a special ceremony today, Film Festival chiefs made a for gender and inclusion.

delegate Thierry Fremaux, artistic director and Critics' were the first signatories of a new charter aimed at improving gender at international film festivals, reported Deadline.

The signing was held in the presence of this year's jury including and members Kristen Stewart, and

Initiated by 5050 X 2020 organisation, which also spearheaded 82 women red carpet protest over the weekend, the charter is officially entitled the Programming for and Inclusion in

5050 X 2020 organisation's aim is to roll out the to other festivals around the world in the coming months.

Its key commitments include the compilation of statistics to record the gender of the filmmakers and key crew of all submissions; a promise to improve transparency around selection processes by publicly listing the members of its selection and programming committees, and to work towards parity on their boards.

The organisation has also invited all film, TV and festivals to commit to the charter and organize their own signatures.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 20:25 IST