96 percent of movies on Netflix directed by men: Swedish study

The Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, an annùal festival which aims to improve gender eqùality within the film indùstry, carried oùt an evalùation of the gender eqùality levels of films and TV shows hosted on the Swedish version of Netflix. It foùnd that 96 percent of all films released on Netflix Sweden in 2016 had a male director.

The film festival also researched the gender balance among scriptwriters, producers and leading characters of films hosted on the platform. It found that 87 percent of the scriptwriters, 74 percent of the producers and 78 percent of the lead characters were men.