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NFB awarded Gold Parity Certification for 2018 by Women in Governance


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September 13, 2018 – Montreal National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

On September 11, 2018, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) received Gold Parity Certification from Women in Governance at its Annual Recognition Gala, held in Montreal. The NFB is the first public cultural institution to earn this distinction from this Canadian non-profit organization, and is among 31 organizations across the country awarded certification this year.

This recognition underscores the NFB’s commitment to its gender-parity initiative, which was launched in 2016 and has delivered outstanding results so far, most notably in 2017–2018. The results for completed NFB projects (final statistics as at March 31, 2018) are as follows:

  • 42% of works were directed by women (44% by men and 14% by mixed teams);
  • 46% of production spending was allocated to works directed by women (38% to works directed by men and 16% to works directed by mixed teams);
  • 60% of the awards received have been for works directed by women filmmakers or creators;
  • The percentage of women screenwriters was 43%; women editors, 37%; women cinematographers, 10%; and women music composers, 7%.

Women in Governance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in all spheres of society, specifically working to support measures to increase women’s access to Board seats.


Associated Links

Women in Governance
NFB’s commitment to its gender-parity initiative
The NFB and Gender Parity Statistics

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  • Lily Robert
    Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB
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  • About the NFB

    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.