50/50 Film

About 50/50

50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Emmy-nominated filmmaker & founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore, where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? And what’s it going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone.  

50/50 premiered on Oct 27, 2016 simultaneously live at #TEDWomen and 275 TEDx’s globally, online on @Refinery29 and on TV on Comcast’s Watchable. It is the most viewed long form film Refinery29 has released with over 4 million views to date. It will now be the centerpiece film for a global conversation set for May 10th about what it’s going to take to get to a more gender balanced world called 50/50 Day.

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MAY 10, 2017

On May 10th, join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world across all parts of society: business, politics, economy, culture, home and more. Everything is free thanks to generous grants and donations.

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Twitter: 50/50 Day is on 5/10! Watch films, dive into free resources, join a global Q&A on gender equality. Sign up http://bit.ly/2evUTpT

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Resources and Organizations

Explore a curated list of organizations working toward #5050 and a more balanced world.

Discussion Questions for all ages.


Directed by: Tiffany Shlain
Written and Produced by: Tiffany Shlain, Sawyer Steele, and Julie Hermelin
Executive Producers: Jacki Zehner, Amy Emmerich, Shannon Gibson, Stone Roberts


Refinery29 “3 Easy Steps to Get To A More Gender Balanced World.”

All additional press about 50/50 Day can be found here

Documentary explores history of women’s struggle for power. Read article



NPR: Tiffany Shlain, Getting to “50/50”

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Refinery29: Watch Director Tiffany Shlain’s Shatterbox Anthology Film: 50/50



50/50 is part of Refinery29’s “Shatterbox Anthology” — 12 short films, all by women directors, that explore the dynamics of women and power. Other directors in addition to Tiffany Shlain include Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, and Gabourey Sidibe.


newyorkscreening(Above) Pre-premiere screening in New York with Refinery29.

sanfrancisco(Above): Pre-premiere screening in our hometown San Francisco