50/50 by 2020? The international film biz still has a long way to go to reach gender parity, but there are reasons to be optimistic, agreed a panel held at the Berlin Film Festival today.

The stated goal of the 5050×2020 campaign – which was originally launched at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival by the Swedish Film Institute and subsequently joined by film institutes and festivals around the world – was to move towards gender parity by this year. Ultimately that may have never been realistic, as change in the film industry typically happens at a snail’s pace, but the fight continues, insisted Time’s Up UK chief Heather Rabbatts.