Cate Blanchett & Agnès Varda Lead Women's March At Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Cate Blanchett Michael B Jordan and Marion Cotillard make appearances on Day 6

It comes after a number of female film stars came together to stage a protest against gender discrimination in the industry on the festival red carpet over the weekend.

The 82 women who protested on the steps represented how many women directors have been honoured by the film festival.

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The pledge was drawn up by the French gender-parity group 50/50 by 2020, which brought in other groups including Time's Up.

The pledge, which will now go to additional film festivals around the world, does not require that the festival books a specific percentage of films directed by women, though it was drawn up to produce that effect.

The fact that in the entire history of the Cannes film festival it was attended by only 82 of the film taken by the women, while of paintings, the Directors of which were men, it was presented 20 times more - 1688.

"Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of the industry says otherwise", she declared. We WILL DEMAND that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so that they can best reflect the world in which we actually live.


Cannes has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years over the number of female directors selected into its main slate, considered one of the most esteemed achievements in cinema.

The protest was held ahead of the premiere of French filmmaker Eva Husson's "Girls of the Sun", which is about a Kurdish battalion of women soldiers.

In the past, Fremaux has pointed out that the Cannes festival screens films directed by women at a much higher percentage than are made in the movie industry itself.

Cannes Director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge along with Edouard Waintrop and Charles Tesson, two of Cannes' artistic directors.

Its key commitments include the compilation of statistics to record the gender of the filmmakers and key crew of all submissions; a promise to improve transparency around selection processes by publicly listing the members of its selection and programming committees, and to work towards parity on their executive boards. Jane Campion is the only female filmmaker to ever win the Palme.

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