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.
Two awards are conferred each year: the Women in Motion Award honors an iconic figure whose career has furthered women’s place in cinema. The Young Talents Award unveils and grants financial support to a promising director.
In 2018, Francois-Henri Pinault, Kering CEO, Pierre Lescure, Festival de Cannes President and Thierry Frémaux, Festival de Cannes Delegate General, presented the Women in Motion Award to American film director, Patty Jenkins. Actress and producer, Salma Hayek Pinault, presented Catalan director Carla Simón with the Young Talents Award.
November 4, 2014
Kering, the Festival de Cannes and Women in Motion announce a five-year partnership geared to showcase women’s contribution to the film industry.
May 17, 2015
For its first edition, François-Henri Pinault, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux presented the Women in Motion Award to actress, producer and philanthropist, Jane Fonda, for her exceptional career. Producer, Megan Ellison, receives a special award.
The first Women in Motion Talks, takes place during the 68th Festival de Cannes, and features Isabella Rossellini, Claudie Ossard, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Salma Hayek Pinault, Matthias Schoenaerts, Claire Denis, Liu Shu, Liang Ying, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen, Rebecca Zlotowski, Melvil Poupaud, Isabelle Huppert, Sylvie Pialat, Golshifteh Farahani, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Thierry Frémaux, Frances McDormand, and Agnès Varda.
Founded by Robert Redford to promote and produce independent films, the Sundance Institute organizes the first International Women in Motion Talk in New York, featuring producers, Heather Rae, Alix Madigan and Lydia Dean Pilcher.
May 15, 2016
Iconic symbols since their roles in Thelma & Louise, actresses and producers, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, are awarded Women in Motion 2016 for their outstanding contribution to the development of women’s influence in the film industry. Film directors, Leyla Bouzid, Gaya Jiji and Ida Panahandeh are the three laureates for the first Young Talents Award.