Sisterland Pacts With Female Film Club to defend women and diversity (EXCLUSIVE)

The Female Film Club (FCC), an online membership club for women filmmakers and creatives, has partnered with French production company Sisterland Connect to advocate for women in film on an international scale.

Sisterland Studio and Sisterland Connect launched in Cannes earlier this week launching an investment fund and production company for women in the industry that will target a total of 35 million euros ($37.5 million) and the process of selecting a selection of films has already begun. made by women

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Directed by producer Sandra Rudich and supported by actress, producer and activist Julie Gayet, Sisterland aims to empower women in film and media in France and around the world by financially supporting and co-producing more than 100 projects driven by by women in the next seven years.

This collaboration will unite the global network of 500 FFC members and the French film community behind Sisterland with the common goal of connecting, advocating and financially supporting women and diversity in the global film industry. FFC will host a dedicated space for Sisterland Connect and its projects on its platform, expanding access and resources for international sales and distribution companies and individual talent affiliated with both organizations.

Gayet said: “I am excited to be a part of this unique international community of women. Spreading the word together is an opportunity for all of us and connecting will amplify our voices for success. With less than 2% of the world’s annual funds allocated to women, it is time to move forward in a concrete way.
Women can be generators of creativity and business, and providing them with massive investment could be the key to the success of gender equality.”

Gayet has been actively involved in advocating for women’s rights throughout her career. In 2007, she founded her production company, Rouge International. Gayet is also an active member of the 50/50 collective, which focuses on promoting gender equality in the field of entertainment.

FFC founders Nicole Lieberman and Liza van der Smissen said: “FFC and Sisterland believe that collaboration across the globe, with a focus on diversity and inclusion for all genders, is essential for success. Our companies complement each other perfectly, Sisterland aims to change the landscape for women and diversity in the French film industry and FFC advocates for women in film worldwide. We immediately saw the potential for such a partnership to cross borders and we couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration.”

Rudich added: “Together, we have the power to amplify our efforts to promote diversity, innovation and collaboration in the global film and audiovisual industry. We extend an invitation to filmmakers and media industry professionals from around the world to join us in this global movement. Our inclusive approach embraces and celebrates the support of women and men who are eager to illuminate and champion diversity in their projects.”

The Female Film Club was founded in 2020 as a pandemic-led initiative for women to foster connections at a time when the film industry felt isolated.

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