Women talks and Networking events in Cannes 2019

Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Alexia Muiños Ruiz

Networking events and Women talks in Cannes 2019

In addition to watching some of the 21 feature films directed by women at Festival de Cannes Official Selection and sidebar sections, there are some debates and networking events which will be worth attending.

Women in Motion Talks

Open to the press, to players in the sector and to the general public, the Women In Motion Talks invite prominent figures to share their experiences and viewpoints on women’s place and representation in cinema.

Friday 17.

11:00 Pav. 206.  Panel discussion: Action For Change. Reframe and activate New narratives. Hosted by the Israeli Pav and moderated by EWA Network's president Ada Solomon.

19:00. WFTV UK Reception. By invitation Only

21:30 Collectif 50/50's Party.

Saturday 18

10:00 showcase at the MEDIA stand: European authors’ remuneration: where do we stand? The panel will feature the presentation of the final results of the first EU-wide audiovisual authors' remuneration survey, a follow-up discussion  and a Q&A. Panel moderator: Pauline Durand-Vialle, CEO FERA

16:00 WIFTi, NYWIFT, AFCI, TimesUp, Frontieres Cocktail. By invitation only.

Sunday 19

10:00 showcase at the MEDIA stand. WOMEN ON THE MOVE

Making your first film a success: conversation with Carla Simón, director of Summer 1993

15:30 Debate at the MEDIA stand.Gender Parity Pledge: where are we one year later? Organised by Collectif 50/50 in association with MEDIA and moderated by Melissa Silvestein

17:00 Panel at the MEDIA stand. Achieving greater gender balance: good practices from EU industry and policy makers

17:00 EWA Network Cocktail. Presenting the collective Cinéastes non Allignées

17:30 Presentation of the New Gender Equality and Media Fund. Espace de la Ville de Marseille, Village International du Port-Pantiero.

Ysé Brisson, founder of the Festival Droits des Femmes & Cinéma in Paris and media financier Josef Brandmaier, will announce the creation of this Fund, that will be run by GEMM (Gender Equality Media Management)

Monday 20

10:00 EWA Network Mentoring Programme for Emerging Producers. Event closed for the participants.

18:00  Women & Hollywood Networking event in Cannes. Hosted by the Irish Pavilion.

Tuesday 21

14:00 European's Music Day in Cannes. FNAC, 83, rue d'Antibes.

How will the new Copyright Directive impact composers & film and TV directors?

Scoring from movies to TV series, the creative process. Moderated by Thomas Mikusz  with the presence of  film composer  Christine Aufderhaar

Wednesday 22

11:00 Pavilion of the Authors. SACD. Pantiero 204. European gender measures and networks

14:00 The Italian Pav. will host a panel in collaboration with ANICA (Italian audiovisual association) : Women in international Cooperation -  opportunities and challenges. With Chinese producer Wu Yanyan, Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat, Taiwanese actress Hsu Hsi-ti and EWA Network's  rep Francine Raveney will share  their visions and experiences with the audience.


Women in Motion Award.  This year’s recipient is actress Gong Li. Previous honorees were Jane Fonda (2015), Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon (2016), Isabelle Huppert (2017) and Patty Jenkins (2018).