Brazil: share of women in behind-the-scenes movie roles 2015-2016, by role type

The graph shows the share of females in behind-the-scenes roles (director, screenwriter, executive producer, photography director and art director) in Brazilian film productions in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, 21 percent of all directors in Brazilian movies were women, down from 22 percent a year earlier.

Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Brazilian film productions in 2015 and 2016, by role type

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Release date

March 2017



Survey time period

January 28, 2016 and February 1, 2017

Supplementary notes

* Only fiction productions were considered.
In this study, the source analyzed behind-the-scenes roles in Brazilian audiovisual productions that had been given the Brazilian Product Certificate (CPB) in 2015 and 2016, on the basis of ANCINE's database reports (extracted on January 28, 2016 and February 1, 2017). According to the database, a total of 3,507 CPBs were issued in 2015 and 3,347 in 2016.
Figures do not include mixed roles occupied by both women and men.

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