Iris Zappe-Heller

Gender Issues, Austrian Film Institute

Since 1993 working in the Austrian Film Institute: 
from 1993 on Austrian representation at the Board of EURIMAGES 
– Founding member and chair of the Gender Equality Group
– Austrian expert at the Council of Europe’s ad hoc working group for gender equality in the audiovisual sector CPP-ESA 
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since 2011 deputy director of the Film Institute
since 2014 Head of Gender Department within the Austrian Film Institute
– Patron of ProPro – The Producers‘ Programme for Women (2015/2017) 
– Co-initiator of the Scriptwriting Competition on strong female characters “If she can see it, she can be it” (2016/2017)
– Publisher of the 1st Austrian Film Gender Report 2012-2016