On the occasion of Cannes’ 68th Festival, Kering and the Festival de Cannes will take the opportunity of the Presidential Dinner, given by Kering on 17 May
2015, to put three talented women under the spotlight, each representing three different eras and generations of the film industry.
Jane Fonda, the American actress, two-time Academy Award winner, also producer and philanthropist, will receive a special ‘Women in Motion’ Honor Award,
for the richness of her career, her numerous professional achievements as well as for her long-lasting and relentless commitment for peace, women and
To echo this first celebration, Kering and the Festival de Cannes will also honor the acclaimed Hollywood independent producer Megan Ellison, whose bold
and singular professional choices since the beginning of her career have helped the enrichment of the American cinematic scene.
Both professionals will be attending the 17 May Presidential Dinner in Cannes and receive their respective awards from Pierre Lescure, President of the
Festival de Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, and François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering.
As co-hosts of the event, they will also have the pleasure to pay tribute to the American actress Olivia de Havilland, living symbol of Hollywood Golden
Age, for her talent, career and commitment to the world of film. All three professionals have contributed to shaping today’s film industry and will
continue to act as references in the years to come. Inspiring, through their accomplishments and personalities, they embody the values, state of mind and
convictions of the ‘Women in Motion’ initiative.
Celebrating the contribution of women to the film industry, the 17 May Presidential Dinner will also mark the launch of the first edition of the ‘Women in
Motion’ initiative at the Festival de Cannes. By 2016, the program will include two ‘Women in Motion’ Awards: a first award honoring a remarkable
contribution to the women’s cause, and a second one to distinguish a young and talented female filmmaker, to help young talented women gain visibility and
recognition in the film industry.