Women at the Cannes International Film Festival 2018

Women at the Cannes International Film Festival 2018
The Cannes Film Festival’s Jury President Cate Blanchett and the Camera d’Or Jury President Ursula Meier put on a good front for the festival but still, Competition had only three out of 21 films directed by women while Un Certain Regard had eight out of 18 (44%) and Short Films in Competition had two out of eight (25%). Cinefondation had eight of 17 shorts (47%) by women; Critics’ Week four out of seven (57%) while Critics’ Week Shorts had three out of ten (30%). Directors’ Fortnight had five out of 20 (25%) and Directors’ Fortnight Shorts had four out of 11 (36%).International key women players of the film industry — directors, crew members, actresses, producers, screenwriters, sales agents, distributors, talent agents, editors — climbed the steps of the Cannes Film Festival.

Among them, Cate Blanchett and Agnès Varda read a collective statement.

Of the eight Special Screenings of the festival none was by a woman. Cannes Classics showed six out of 33 (18%) by women.
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