Women In Motion

In 2015, Kering launched the Women In Motion program, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes with the aim of shining a light on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has expanded internationally, extending into other forms of art including photography, literature and the plastic arts.

The Talks

Women In Motion offers a platform for expression to prominent figures who share their views on the representation of women. After more than 40 talks that have attracted over 70 leading lights of the cinema world, the program has become a platform of choice for helping to change mindsets, to celebrate women of influence, and to think about both the role of women and the recognition they receive in arts and culture.

Viola Davis (EN only)

Liz Johnson Artur

Regina King (Cannes, 2021)

Jodie Turner-Smith (Cannes, 2021)

Lou Doillon (Cannes 2021)

Yamina Benguigui (Cannes 2021)

Naomi Kawase, Hiromi Nagasaku et Arata Iura

Nadine Labaki

Eva Longoria

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Leyna Bloom

Zhou Dongyu

Carey Mulligan

Salma Hayek Pinault

Emilia Clarke

Aïssa Maïga

Agnès Varda

Jane Fonda

Leila Slimani

Emily Yang

Déborah Lukumuena

Riley Keough & Gina Gammell ( EN only )

Clara Luciani

Mélanie Laurent

The Awards

Through its Awards, Women In Motion honors inspirational women and young female talents. Every year, Kering presents two Prizes at the Festival de Cannes: the Women in Motion Award honors iconic figures from the world of cinema, whose career is a source of inspiration, and the Young Talents Award supports a promising female in the sector. In photography, since 2016, Women In Motion has supported the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles, aimed at supporting young female talents in photography. In 2019, Kering stepped up its commitment to female photographers and created the Women In Motion Award for photography.

Women In Motion around the world

Founded to highlight women's contributions to the 7th art and launched at the Festival de Cannes in 2015, Women In Motion has since expanded into new fields and traveled the world. The program now spans several artistic and cultural disciplines— including photography, music, choreography, visual arts, and design—to foster representation, develop new models, and achieve greater parity. (Re)discover the program’s events on this page.


Women In Motion podcast

For the fifth edition of Women In Motion, Kering has launched a podcast which offers a platform for women working across the film industry: film directors, producers, casting directors, renowned film production and distribution company directors as well as female film critics. From season to season, they talk us through their journeys, experiences their views on cinema and more generally, on the status of women in society.

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Women In Motion press kits


Women In Motion Arles 2022


Women In Motion Cannes 2022

Women In Motion news