Women In Motion
Founded in 2015 out of a desire to showcase women’s contribution to the world of cinema, Women In Motion has become a platform of choice for helping to change mindsets and fight inequality between women and men in the field of culture and the arts. Since 2016, the program has expanded its scope into photography, literature and the plastic arts.
A long-standing commitment
Kering’s commitment to women is a major priority for the Group. In addition to its Foundation, which combats the violence to which women are subjected around the world, and an internal policy based on gender equality, Kering has been fighting inequality between women and men in the field of culture and the arts since 2015. The Group became an official partner of the Festival de Cannes that year and launched the Women In Motion program, with the aim of shining a light on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera.
Since its launch, Women In Motion has focused on two main ideas: offering women a platform and honoring talented women.
Cinema with new cultural fields
Since the fight for equality in the creative world not only affects cinema, Women In Motion extends its reach to other areas of artistic production such as photography, literature and the plastic arts.
Since 2016, Women In Motion has supported the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles, which is awarded to talented young women photographers. In 2019, Kering has increased its support for women photographers by partnering up with Rencontres d’Arles through two initiatives: the Women In Motion award for photography and the Women In Motion LAB, a research project carried out by female historians of photography, which will culminate in the publication of a reference book on women’s place in the world history of photography. Objectives: contribute to the recognition of female photographers and gender equality in this artistic field.
Women In Motion has also been launched in literature – the program notably welcomed Leïla Slimani to one of its talks about the position of female writers in society; the plastic arts, through its partnership with the Festival d’Automne à Paris and its support for an exhibition by Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian.
Finally, to mark International Women’s Day and as part of their Women In Motion program, Kering supports Brazen, the animated adaptation of Pénélope Bagieu’s comic, Culottées.
A tribune for women
Through its Talks and the support given to ambitious research projects, Women In Motion offers a platform for expression to those who push the boundaries and are striving towards gender equality.See more
Honoring talented women
Each year, the Women In Motion awards are given to prominent women and young female talents who seek to raise the profile of women in the industry – through the choices they have made, their careers and their view of the world. Discover or re-discover all the award winners.See more
Supporting initiatives for change
Whether in film, animation, photography or the plastic arts, Women In Motion is committed to supporting the arts and culture by putting women in the spotlight. The program organizes exhibitions, studies and publications in an effort to shift perspectives and advance the cause of gender equality.See more