The 2021 edition in numbers
On the occasion of its 10th edition, Les Arcs Film Festival signed the 5050x2020 charter for parity and inclusion in cinema, audiovisual and animation festivals. One of the provisions of this charter consists in the commitment to systematically generate statistics for all the films in our selection.
For its 13th edition, Les Arcs Film Festival presents encouraging statistics :
We note in particular that 4 of the 10 films selected in the official competition are directed by women, i.e. 40%. Here are the figures for the other selections:
Alpine Focus : 7/14 films - 50%.
Hauteur: 4/8 films - 50%.
Special screenings: 2/9 films - 22%.
Playtime: 2/11 films - 18%.
Previews: 3/11 films - 27%.
Short film competition: 12/24 films - 50%.
Youth Screenings: 3/7 films - 43%.
Out of all the Arcadian selections this year, 37.5% of the films are directed by women, which is well above the European average (for the record, the latest study by the European Audiovisual Observatory defined the average over the period 2016-2020 is 23.4%).
The Festival is particularly sensitive to this issue and since 2014 has organised the "Femme de Cinéma" award, which highlights an emblematic European director each year, giving her a space to express herself before the screening of her film. In addition, the association "Révélations Culturelles" which organises the festival has also created the Lab Femmes de Cinéma and organises, in Les Arcs and Paris, workshops and masterclasses on the subject and publishes a study updated every year.
Among the commitments of the charter, the festival has undertaken to publish the list of its selection committee.