National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will now allothalf of its production
spending to female-directed films, government film commissionerClaude Joli-Coeurannounced
Tuesday, International Women’s Day, at the Vancouver International Women in
"Today, I’m making a firm, ongoing commitment to
full gender parity, which I hope will help to lead the way for the industry as
a whole,”said Joli-Coeur, who’s also a NFB chairperson.
toadopta transparent approach toimplementing these measures —
which will be rolled out over the next three years — by providing updates on
the NFB’s website, allowing the public to track its progress.