Women In Film, an informal organization gathering over three thousand women working in the Polish film and television industry, started its activity in 2017 and was meant to draw attention to inequality and the gender gap in the Polish film industry and address the rights of female filmmakers of all specializations, in terms of access to work and financial resources.
In 2018, the Women in Film signed the 50:50×2020 Commitment for Gender Parity with the Gdynia Polish Feature Film Festival, as a part of the international program Le Collectif 50/50. The pledge’s overarching goals included transparency regarding the inclusion of women directors and fundamental steps towards closing the gender gap among filmmakers, assuming equal participation in the festival’s collective bodies and juries.
Lately, the Women in Film promulgated the Film Industry Code of Ethics and Good Practice, accompanied by a media campaign raising awareness of the scale of exclusion, violence, and the range of wage inequality. Recently, Women in Film announced the Film Industry Code of Ethics and Good Practices, accompanied by a media campaign raising awareness of the scale of exclusion, violence, and the scale of wage inequality. They are developing training and workshops aimed at acquiring the skills to identify, prevent and respond to mobbing, harassment, and discrimination, raising awareness of the role of management in the event of psychological violence in the Polish audiovisual industry.
The Women in Film is currently operating as an association.