Building diversity in film making takes a lot of effort, Infront of the camera and behind the scenes.
A lot of stories will remain untold if funds and other opportunities are only available to the big players in the industry., thus marginalization and monopoly.
“Because these good stories don’t have the benefit of financial support, industry support and resources, they don’t get the chance to become great stories,” says Sydney-based queer writer Miranda Aguilar.
To support inclusivity, Netflix created the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity ‘ in 2021.
In the first year, Netflix managed to work with 25 organizations around the world.
- A short film workshop in Thailand in December 2021 that welcomed young, aspiring filmmakers from all over the country;
- Cinema Beauty in Vietnam, a film competition where shortlisted winners include stories that represented ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community;