Study of Women in Russian Cinema Presented in Toronto
On May 29, Olessia Koltsova, Head of the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics and Ksenia Leontyeva, research intern and associate professor of the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, spoke at the 73rd International Communications Association (ICA) conference at the Global Film Industries session, where works on the film markets of China and Nigeria were also presented.
SCILA researchers presented their study on gender imbalance in the Russian cinema (Gender (im) balance in the Russian cinema), which was carried out as part of a joint project of the Higher School of Economics and the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television in 2019-2022 with students from two universities. The data was collected on the gender composition of producers, directors, and screenwriters of domestic films in film distribution in 2008-2019, an analysis of gender bias in the depiction of female characters was carried out, and the relationship between who is behind the scenes, how women are depicted in the frame and how the Russian audience reacts to it. The Kinopoisk portal has already written about the results of the study, and now the international scientific community has learned about them.