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Women In Motion

Since 2015, Kering is committed to providing visibility and equality for women in cinema through the Women In Motion program. As part of its partnership with the Festival de Cannes, Women In Motion continuously strives to broaden its scope and strengthen its impact both in the world and in all forms of artistic expression.

 

“Furthering gender equality is a key priority for Kering. That is why I am proud to continue the fight alongside the Festival de Cannes.” 

François-Henri Pinault
Kering CEO

 

Kering has a long-standing commitment to women. In 2015, the Group took a step further by creating a forum to highlight the place of women in cinema. The Women In Motion program, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes, aims to change mentalities and foster equality at all levels of the film industry.

 

Women In Motion is an integral part of the Festival de Cannes program. It is based on two additional pillars.

The Talks

Open to the press worldwide, the Talks allow leading figures to share experiences and challenge viewpoints with regard to the place of women in cinema.

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The Awards

The two Women In Motion awards presented during the official Kering dinner at the Festival de Cannes are dedicated to celebrating women’s talent in cinema.

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The Talks are organized across the globe and throughout the year to enhance program visibility and to raise general public awareness about women’s place in cinema.

 

Women In Motion also extends its influence to new cultural domains. Its presence at the Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles is a clear example.
 

 

“If everything suggests that this movement has finally been set in motion, this initiative is our pledge to ensure that it succeeds, and that the attention it commands never fades.” 

François-Henri Pinault
Kering CEO
Episode 1 - Agnès Varda

Through her career, her work, her personality and even her haircut - she is perhaps the director who most influenced other women moviemakers in France and across the world. Listen to the one of a kind Agnès Varda, narrated by journalist Florence Villeminot.

Episode 2 - Jodie Foster

Listen to Jodie Foster, one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, directors and producers, narrated by journalist Florence Villeminot.

Episode 3 - Salma Hayek-Pinault

Listen to producer and actress Salma Hayek-Pinault on representation and diversity in the cinema industry, narrated by journalist Florence Villeminot.

Episode 4 - Aïssa Maïga

Listen to French actress Aïssa Maïga talk about her journey and the condition of black actresses and more generally non-white actors in the cinema industry, narrated by journalist Florence Villeminot.

Episode 5 - Emilia Clarke

Listen to actress Emilia Clarke talk about Game of Thrones, strong women and equal pay, narrated by journalist Florence Villeminot.