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Isabella Rossellini, Francois-Henri Pinault and Claudie Ossard participate in the Kering Talks 'Women In Motion' At the Kering Suite during The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photos by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering) 

For several years now, this mission has focused on the Group’s defence of women’s rights, as well as its convictions regarding sustainable development and the fostering of young talent. Alongside Gucci, the Group’s leading luxury brand, and within the framework of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, the Kering Foundation has supported the annual Spotlighting Women Documentary Award, which recognises three films that highlight the courage, strength and commitment of women around the world. The Kering Foundation also sponsors feature films directed by women, such as Sherry Hormann’s Desert Flower (2009), which addresses the dangerous and traumatic practice of female circumcision. This year, the Kering Group is backing Luc Jacquet’s feature film, Ice and Sky, which tells the unique story of glaciologist and climatologist Claude Lorius,among the first scientists to have discovered climate change. 
In addition, Kering has been a partner of L’Ecole de la Cité since it was founded in 2012 by director Luc Besson; the film school provides vocational training to students looking to work in the industry. 
Women in Motion: in concrete terms ‘Women in Motion’ Talks: discussing the role and importance of women in film ‘Women in Motion’ consists first and foremost of Talks, a series of open encounters with emblematic women and men from the film sector who wish to share their views about the issue of women and cinema. The goal is to create 
a space for discussion allowing industry professionals of every nationality to come together and exchange views. Hour-long discussions will be organised daily around one or more guests – notably from among the major names of the official selection – chosen in partnership with the Festival de Cannes team. Guests will be interviewed by a host prior to a Q&A session with the audience, composed of around forty journalists and industry professionals. ‘Women in Motion’ Awards: celebrating talented women As of 2016, ‘Women in Motion’ will also include two awards. The first will be awarded each year in recognition of a personality’s contribution to women and the film industry. The second will recognise a talented young female in cinema, chosen by the first winner.In 2015, to celebrate the launch of the ‘Women in Motion’ Prize, a special Honorary Award will be presented to a woman whose career and personal commitment reflect the values defended by the initiative. The award will be presented during a Presidential Dinner, organised by François-Henri Pinault, Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure.
By putting the spotlight directly on talented women from all walks of cinema, and by giving a voice to female film industry experts, ‘Women in Motion’ aims to become a central event at the Festival de Cannes.

A New Record of $30M @ amfAR

Videos c/o amfAR

Video 1: auction, fashion show, speeches, performances

Video 2: red carpet

other videos

A new record this year as the 22nd annual Cinema Against AIDS gala raised more than $30 million in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event, held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes Film Festival, was presented by Harry Winston and Bold Films. 

The undisputed highlight of the evening’s live auction, led by auctioneer Simon de Pury, was a stunning 18 1/2 foot tall sculpture by Jeff Koons, titled Coloring Book. This magnificent artwork was on display at the Hôtel du Cap for guests to admire against the backdrop of the Mediterranean. After a lively round of bidding, the work, part of Koons’s Celebration Series, sold for over $13 million.

Another outstanding work by one of the world’s best known artists, legendary Columbian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, was also on display throughout the event. Titled Donna su Cavallo, and introduced by John C. Reilly and Eva Herzigova, the statue went for $2.2 million.

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan introduced an exquisite bespoke diamond necklace, designed exclusively for amfAR and Cinema Against AIDS by Harry Winston in recognition of their new milestone partnership with amfAR. Recalling the teardrop silhouette of the famed Taylor-Burton diamond, the necklace was comprised of 191 round brilliant and marquise diamonds and weighed in at 33 carats. Titled “Epic Cluster,” it was purchased by a winning bidder for $500,000. 

A work by Banksy, the world’s most famous and mysterious street artist, was donated to the auction by Leonardo diCaprio from his private collection and sold for over $1 million. Titled Smiling Copper on Cardboard, it was introduced by Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Mr. DiCaprio also contributed a one-of-kind experience to the auction by offering a seat at his table at the upcoming gala for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in St. Tropez. The surprise package, which also included a private dinner with Mr. DiCaprio, sold for $280,000.

A stunning feature of the evening was a Black and White fashion show curated by longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld. 

The Black and White collection was subsequently auctioned off in its entirety by Tom Ford and Eva Longoria, selling for nearly $1 million.

For the second year in a row, internationally acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli donated a dinner for 12 people at his private residence, either on the coast of Tuscany or in Miami Beach. Auctioned by Chris Tucker and Petra Nemcova, the lot sold twice for over $1 million each. To give the winners a sneak peek of the intimate performance they would be treated to as part of the experience, Mr. Bocelli took to the stage for a moving, impromptu performance of “Por Ti Volare.”

In other highlights of the auction:

·       A priceless pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso titled “L’Etreinte,” signed and dated by the artist, sold for $800,000.

·       An Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, amfAR’s Founding International Chairman, sold to Eva Longoria for $600,000.

·       An untitled work by one of the most acclaimed and influential artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder, auctioned off by Frances McDormand, also sold for $600,000.

·       The final auction lot of the evening was a private portrait sitting with legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino. Taking the stage with top models Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Jourdan Dunn, Mr. Testino helped sell the experience for nearly $1,000,000.

In his remarks, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole acknowledged the enormous success of Cinema Against AIDS in generating funds to advance amfAR’s AIDS research programs. “With your help,” said Cole, “we have recently mounted an all-out effort to find a cure for AIDS, and are poised to write the final chapter on this deadly epidemic.”

Cinema Against AIDS 22 was presented by Harry Winston and Bold Films. The Weinstein Company was Signature Sponsor. MoëtHennessy is amfAR’s Official Wine and Spirits Partner. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.

After the Cinema Against AIDS dinner, guests were invited to an exclusive After Party presented by Moncler featuring DJ Mark Ronson, whose latest hit “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. 

Since amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor hosted the first Cinema Against AIDS in 1993, the event has become the most coveted ticket in Cannes. Past events have been chaired by amfAR Global Campaign Chair Sharon Stone, President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Robert De Niro, Sir Elton John, Demi Moore, and Madonna, among many others.

amfAR's annual Cinema Against AIDS events have been important and successful fundraising events for the Foundation for over two decades, generating more than $140 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide, and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment education programs around the globe. Additionally, amfAR recently launched “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS,” a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. “Countdown to a Cure” is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program with plans to strategically invest $100 million in cure research over the next five years.

The event was produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.

For more information, visit www.amfar.org.






Hollywood Domino -Charities IN CANNES'15

filmed by JEJ for FACADES

Benicio Del Toro, hosts annual themed ball benefiting Action Against Hunger and Nepal Emergency Response.

Theme this year is Riviera Chic Cocktail Attire.

Paris Hilton DJs, and Amy May performs...

@ Villa Saint Georges, Avenue du Roi Albert, Cannes, France

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