ABOUT ARTEF

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).

The Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film - ARTEF - has been created to tackle institutional racism in the European film industry. 

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In June 2020, a tsunami of anti-racism protests made us all acutely aware of the need to fundamentally address the issue of institutional racism in the world, around us in Europe -- and in particular for us in the European film industry.

As a group with over 30 heads of film institutions, associations, funds and industry members based in Europe (see a list of members below), we joined Dr Emilia Roig on a bi-monthly basis to undergo anti-racism awareness training as a first step aimed at eradicating structural and institutionalised racism in our industry.

We have now completed the foundational year of training as our first step of work towards change. Over the summer of 2021, ARTEF's steering committee will be working on next steps towards a longer-term strategy.

Who joined ARTEF?

The organisations and individuals who took part of ARTEF's founding anti-racism awareness training are:

ACE Maegne Fabias, Jacobine van der Vloed

Bertha Foundation Adrian Kawaley-Lathan

BFI - British Film Institute Melanie Hoyes, Jack Powell, Rico Johnson Sinclair

Cinéastes non alignées Véronique N. Doumbé, Rahma El Madani

Collectif 50/50 Delphyne Besse, Laurence Lascary, Evelia Mayenga

Creative Diversity Network Deborah Williams

DAE – Documentary Association of Europe Brigid O’Shea, Marion Schmidt

Doc Society Nicole van Schaik, Sandra Whipham

EAVE Diana Elbaum, Ana Ruiz Miralles, Lise Lense-Møller, Kristina Trapp

European Film Academy Pascal Edelmann, Heidi Frankl, Matthijs Wouter Knol

European Film Market Faysal Omer, Jana Wolff

European Film Promotion Sonja Heinen, Jo Mühlberger

European Producer's Club Paula Alvarez Vaccaro, Alexandra Lebret

EWA European Women Audiovisual Network Alexia Muiños Ruiz, Alessia Sonaglioni

FOCAL Rachel Schmid

HessenFilm Patrik Schaaf

International Sámi Film Institute Liisa Holmberg, Anne Lajla Utsi

MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Inga Becker, Heike Goede

Netherlands Film Fund Bero Beyer

Norwegian Film Institute Kari Moen, Nedin Mutic 

Pinball London Aaron Brookner

Programmers of Colour Collective (POC2) Themba Bhebhe, Tessa Boerman, Hussain Currimbhoy, Lucy Mukerjee, Shamira Raphaëla, Paul Struthers

ProQuote Film Germany Yvonne de Andrés, Chun Mei Tan, Barbara Rohm

Queer Media Society Germany Naomi Beukes-Meyer, Kai S. Pieck

Swedish Film Institute Anna Serner

WIFT International Helene Granqvist, Regina Mosch

ARTEF's current steering committee:

Paula Alvarez Vaccaro

Véronique N. Doumbé

Helene Granqvist

Matthijs Wouter Knol

Laurence Lascary

Regina Mosch

Marion Schmidt
 

ARTEF's 2020-2021 training sessions were made possible thanks to the financial support of:

Bertha Foundation

BFI - British Film Institute

FOCAL

HessenFilm

MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Film Fund Luxembourg

International Sámi Film Institute

Netherlands Film Fund

Norwegian Film Institute

Swedish Film Institute

 

Further contributions were received from the following participating organisations and companies ACE, Collectif 50/50, EAVE, EWAWIFTI, Magic Hour Films, Pinball London, and Sonntago Media.