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L’Oreal Paris announces launch award for rising female filmmakers with ambassador Kate Winslet

L’Oreal Paris announces launch of Lights On Women Award for rising female filmmakers with ambassador Kate Winslet set to disclose winner


L’Oreal Paris has introduced the launch of the Lights On Women Award for rising female filmmakers.

The award, which might be introduced by L’Oreal ambassador Kate Winslet, is in partnership with the Short Films competitors of the 74th Cannes movie competition. 

The winner might be hand-picked from a choice of the Festival de Cannes’ Short Films competitors and from worldwide movie faculties’ brief movie packages, with the ultimate determination right down to Kate – the Award’s first Juror. 

Inspiring: L’Oreal Paris has introduced the launch of the Lights On Women Award for rising female filmmakers

The recipient of the prize is to be introduced on the Jeune Cinéma dinner in Cannes on July sixteenth by the Titanic actress.

Speaking of her new function, Kate stated: ‘What an honour to preside as Juror over this outstanding recognition for ladies film-makers and to have a possibility to have fun such unimaginable expertise. 

‘It is crucial that we work collectively as a group to pursue gender parity inside our trade and I’m delighted to help the L’Oréal Paris household on this essential initiative.’ 

Honour: The award, which will be announced by L'Oreal ambassador Kate Winslet, is in partnership with the Short Films competition of the 74th Cannes film festival

Honour: The award, which might be introduced by L’Oreal ambassador Kate Winslet, is in partnership with the Short Films competitors of the 74th Cannes movie competition

Meanwhile, Thierry Frémaux, Director of the Festival worldwide du movie de Cannes, added: ‘This thrilling partnership with L’Oréal Paris represents a pure extension of the model’s ongoing help for Cannes and the broader cinema group.

‘The Lights On Women Award will provide a much-needed alternative to honour a deserving creator and aligns with the broader dedication of the Short Films competitors and worldwide movie faculties’ brief movie packages to acknowledge the female expertise of tomorrow.’ 

L’Oreal has stated that it hopes to ‘hope to empower and highlight gifted ladies’ amid the statistics that of the administrators engaged on the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2020, simply 16% have been ladies. 

Speaking of her new role, Kate said: 'What an honour to preside as Juror over this remarkable recognition for women film-makers and to have an opportunity to celebrate such incredible talent'

Speaking of her new function, Kate stated: ‘What an honour to preside as Juror over this outstanding recognition for ladies film-makers and to have a possibility to have fun such unimaginable expertise’

Further under-representation of ladies within the trade noticed simply 10.7% of administrators in Hollywood have been female in 2019, whereas simply seven ladies have ever been nominated for Best Director on the Academy Awards.

Addressing the disparity, Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, Global Brand President at L’Oréal Paris stated: ‘L’Oréal Paris is a female and feminist model; we consider in empowering ladies to beat boundaries and to have a long-term constructive social impression inside their communities.

‘The large under-representation of ladies in movie requires large-scale help and I’m proud to make use of our model platform and resources to face up for ladies’s visibility, with the assistance of the unimaginable female actors who characterize our model.

‘I firmly consider in advocating for gifted ladies and holding space for them to shine.’

Change: L'Oreal has said that it hopes to 'hope to empower and spotlight talented women' amid the statistics that of the directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, just 16% were women (pictured Chloe Zhao, the second female to win best director at the Academy Awards)

Change: L’Oreal has stated that it hopes to ‘hope to empower and highlight gifted ladies’ amid the statistics that of the administrators engaged on the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2020, simply 16% have been ladies (pictured Chloe Zhao, the second female to win finest director on the Academy Awards)

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