Cannes Film Fest Commits to Showing More Films by Women

Organizers of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and its two main sidebars have signed a pledge designed to bring more films by women into the lineup of international film festivals. The Cannes general delegate became the first signatory of the Programming Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals, which was drawn up by the French gender-parity group 50/50 by 2020. The signing took place in a tent near the beach in Cannes on Monday, where the festival representatives met with gender-parity groups from five different countries, including Time’s Up in the U.S. and U.K.

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