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Relive Women In Motion highlights since 2015.
Through its Women In Motion program and in collaboration with Silex Films, Kering supports the launch of the animated series, Culottées (“Brazen”). This series is an adaptation of the comic created by Pénélope Bagieu and is first broadcast on FranceTV on March 8, 2020: International Women’s Day.
Supported by Women In Motion and in line with the French Ministry of Culture’s roadmap for Diversity and Equality, the Observatoire des Filles de la Photo presents its first study on diversity in the photography ecosystem.
Women In Motion celebrates the careers of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon during an exclusive screening of Thelma & Louise at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The event marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S.
Women In Motion supports Anna Boghiguian’s first monograph exhibition in Paris at the Festival d’Automne. In honor of the occasion, the Egyptian artist, who is of Armenian origin, creates a monumental work, designed and produced during a residency lasting several months at the Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Through its Women In Motion program, Kering partners with creative arts publisher Phaidon, to launch a new book, GreatWomen Artists. The book tells the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years.
In partnership with the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), Women In Motion hosts an exclusive Talk with Japanese artists Mika Ninagawa, Sputniko! and Shinobu Terajima. The artists share their views on the representation of women in arts and culture in Japan.
A second season of the Women In Motion podcast is recorded at the 72nd Festival de Cannes. This series focuses on female figures in the film industry whose professions are often largely unknown to the general public. They offer their perspectives on what it’s like working in an industry that is still largely male-dominated: how they’ve made a name for themselves, the difficulties of taking on leadership roles, and where they’ve found support.
Kering partners up with the Rencontres d’Arles to create the Women In Motion Award for photography. This first edition was presented to Susan Meiselas. Through this partnership, Kering also created the Women In Motion LAB, a research program focused on women’s contribution to the world history of photography. The Group also renewed its commitment to young talents through the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro, created in 2016 and presented this year to the Greek photographer Evangelia Kranioti.
Women In Motion partners up with the Shanghai International Film Festival, inviting Zhao Tao to give a Talk. The actress discusses the challenges facing women in the Chinese film industry.
May 19, 2019
Gong Li, an iconic figure in Chinese cinema and the first Chinese actress to have won over international festivals, receives the 2019 Women In Motion Award. This year's Young Talent Award goes to German director Eva Trobisch.
Kering launches a podcast for the fifth edition of Women In Motion at the Festival de Cannes. The first series looks back at the highlights of previous Talks by five leading, committed figures in the world of cinema: Emilia Clarke, Jodie Foster, Salma Hayek-Pinault, Aïssa Maïga and Agnès Varda. They share their journeys, experiences, and their views on cinema and discuss women's role in front of, and behind the camera.
Kering announces its renewed partnership with the Festival de Cannes for five years. For its fifth anniversary, the Women In Motion Talks welcome Leyna Bloom, Zhou Dongyu, Nadine Labaki, Eva Longoria as well as a roundtable bringing together Stacy L. Smith, professor at the University of Southern California and creator of Inclusion Rider, and Michael Barker, Kirstin Benson, Jacqueline Coley and Anita Gou.
March 13, 2019
At a Women In Motion Talk organized by Kering at the Rencontres 7e art Lausanne, Franco-Moroccan journalist and writer, Leïla Slimani, gave her thoughts on feminism, the role of women in literature, and more generally, in culture.
Women In Motion and La Cinémathèque française jointly organize a Jane Fonda retrospective. The first winner of the Women In Motion Award in 2015, Fonda will talk about her experience as an actress, producer and committed philanthropist during a Talk with Costa-Gavras and Frédéric Bonnaud.
Women In Motion holds its Talk for the first time in Paris. The Talk focused on Agnès Varda who shared her experience as a film director and a committed feminist and drew in a large crowd.
For its third edition, the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles, supported by Women In Motion, is presented to the Polish photographer Wiktoria Wojciechowska.
Actress, Mari Natsuki, participates in a Women In Motion Talk in Tokyo.
The Talks 2018 season opens with Carey Mulligan and goes on to welcome Emilia Clarke, Salma Hayek Pinault, Chris Lee, Aïssa Maïga, Z Tao and Vivian Qu, who share their experiences and perspectives on women’s representation in the film industry.
May 13, 2018
The Women In Motion Award is presented to Patty Jenkins, first woman to direct a film with a budget exceeding 100 million US dollars. The Young Talents Award goes to director, Carla Simón.
The conference organized by L’Image et son Double, supported by Women In Motion, brings together more than 20 French women producers who speak about the gender-related obstacles they face in the industry and stress the importance of their contribution to French filmmaking.
A Women In Motion Talk during the first edition of the Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne, serves as the occasion for actress, writer, painter and visual artist, Rossy de Palma, to share her perspective on women’s representation in the film industry.
A Women In Motion Talk features film producer, Laura Rister, and director, Jennifer Fox, during the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City (United States).
The great family-style industry of film, art and culture celebrates Agnès Varda, first ever female film director to be awarded a Oscar® Honor. An exceptional evening event is held for her at Kering’s headquarters at 40, rue de Sèvres.
During the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen (south China), the Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, supported by Women In Motion, is presented to Guo Yingguang.
A Talk in New York welcomes Keri Putnam, Sundance Institute Executive Director, film director, Debra Granik, and film director and scriptwriter, Maysaloun Hamoud, whose film In Between premiered in the United States.
For its second edition, the Prix de la photographie Madame Figaro Arles, supported by Women In Motion, is awarded to the Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz.
To further reflection on women’s place in the film industry, the Talks are held in Shanghai with producer, Alexandra Sun, and actresses, Yan Bingyan and Huang Lu, and in Tokyo with film director, Naomi Kawase, actress, Isabelle Huppert, and director, Hirokazu Kore-eda.
More than 300 guests attend the Talks during the 70th Festival de Cannes, featuring Costa-Gavras, Kaouther Ben Hania, Salma Hayek Pinault, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Kruger, Robin Wright and Yang Yang.
May 21, 2017
Film industry icon and honored celebrity for the initiative’s third edition, actress Isabelle Huppert, receives the Women In Motion 2017 Award. The Young Talent Award honors Palestinian film director and scriptwriter, Maysaloun Hamoud.
May 9, 2017
Establishment of a two-year partnership with UniFrance, to contribute to Women In Motion’s influence abroad.
Women In Motion honors the world of photography by recognizing women of talent whose perspective on today’s world contributes towards changing mentalities. Women In Motion supports the Prix de la photo Madame Figaro Arles, presented to Laia Abril in 2016.
The 69th Festival de Cannes and the second Talks edition notably features Lisa Azuelos, Houda Benyamina, Juliette Binoche, Geena Davis, Amy Emmerich, Jodie Foster, Salma Hayek Pinault, Chris Lee, Keri Putnam, Celine Rattray, Patricia Riggen, Francine Raveney, Rena Ronson, Susan Sarandon, Chloë Sevigny, Melissa Silverstein, Chiara Tilesi, Ge Wei Ru and Alice Winocour.
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.
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 Alix Madigan, Lydia Dean Pilcher and Heather Rae.
The first Women In Motion Talks take place during the 68th Festival de Cannes and features Claire Denis, Golshifteh Farahani, Thierry Frémaux, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Salma Hayek Pinault, Isabelle Huppert, Elizabeth Karlsen, Frances McDormand, Claudie Ossard, Sylvie Pialat, Melvil Poupaud, Isabella Rossellini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Liu Shu, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Christine Vachon, Agnès Varda, Liang Ying and Rebecca Zlotowski.
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.
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.