Discussion on the lives of cinematographers by IMAGO Diversity and Inclusion Commitee Some years ago IMAGO conducted an international Survey on Living and Working Conditions of Cinematographers. The results were far from delighting; especially looking at cinematographer’s private lives. How is it possible to maintain a career, yet rear children and keep a family together? This issue permeates gender and age borders – the results of the survey showed that majority of cinematographers are struggling with maintainig their quality of life on the side of developing their career. But at a closer inspection underrepresentation in cinematography mirrors even bleaker situation of female cinematographers. In film cinematography departments of international film schools, up to 50% of the students are women.
Why then are still less than 10% of cinematographers working in feature films female? The scary reality of having to choose between having a life or having a job drives away a lot of talent that gets lost to the film industry and film art.
Panel discussion headed by IMAGO Board member Elen Lotman ESC with international panel participants who will discuss their experiences and suggest ways for the film business to adapt to the diversity our film business badly need.
Followed by cocktail and drinks, sponsored by Vantage.