Officially launched at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival in 2015, the programme, developed jointly by Kering and the Festival de Cannes, takes place in Cannes from 11 to 22 May 2016.
‘Women in Motion’ aims to support women involved in cinema, highlight their contribution and encourage greater awareness of the need for diversity in the film industry.
In 2015, the ‘Women in Motion’ Talks welcomed numerous film industry professionals who discussed the place of women in cinema and their contribution to it. The ‘Women in Motion’ Awards were given to Jane Fonda and to independent producer, Megan Ellison.
The 2016 Talks will provide an opportunity to enrich last year’s debate around the place of women in cinema with the perspectives of speakers from other fields. The second edition marked by the presentation of the ‘Women in Motion’ Awards on 15 May, designed to celebrate and encourage talented women in cinema.
The first award will be presented to a laureate who has made an exemplary contribution to both the film industry and women’s causes.
Kering has been committed to empowering women for many years, primarily through the Kering Foundation, created and chaired by François-Henri Pinault, Kering Chairman and CEO, as well as the Chime for Change initiative launched by Gucci, to empower women and girls around the world.