EAVE joins Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film

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“The system of white supremacy was not created by anyone who is alive today. But it is maintained and upheld by everyone who holds white privilege.”

Layla F.Saad, Me and White Supremacy: How to recognise your privilege, combat racism and change the world (2020).


In the Summer of 2020, a group of European film industry professionals gathered to form ARTEF = Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film.

EAVE is proud to be part of ARTEF, whose main aim is to dismantle racist structures and combat all forms of racism in the European film industry.

Our goal is to become a task force for change: by raising awareness, by offering education and insights, by suggesting revisions to regulations and practices, as well as to weather opposition from the industry — especially from those who habitually benefit from institutionalised racism.

To help dismantle the structural racism that has been existing in our industry since its very start ARTEF requires the active participation of our community. 

Everyone in the European Film Industry who wants to be part of the change they want to see is welcome to join ARTEF to participate and support its work. Its members are film institutes, networks, companies and organisations. 

​ ARTEF welcomes interest of new members who strongly believe in doing the work to actively create a strictly anti-racist, more gender equal, diverse, and inclusive European Film Industry. We are committed to a culture that is accountable with intersectionality at the basis of the work we do. 


Read more about ARTEF here and on Screen Daily.

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Page published 6 July 2021. Updated 30 July 2021.

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