Femme de Cinéma
The festival, in partnership with Sisley, wanted to honour a woman particularly emblematic for the European cinema: a director, a producer or an actress.
The award "Femme de cinéma Sisley/Les Arcs" is an award committed to the promotion of women who are making today’s European cinema. Its purpose is to increase the media, the professionals and the audience's awareness about the discriminations against women in the cinema industry.
After Jasmila Zbanic, Lucie Borleteau and Malgorzata Szumowska, another iconic European female filmmaker has been honoured in Les Arcs. A special evening was dedicated to her, in partnership with Sisley.
This year, the young and talented Norwegian director Iram Haq was awarded the prize. Her latest feature film What Will People Say was also in competition.
Furthermore, the association Révélations Culturelles, organizer of the festival, has launched the Lab "Femmes de cinéma", with the purpose to encourage practices favouring a better representation of women in the film industry and to keep track of the emerging trends related to women directors.
More on this at http://femmesdecinema.org