L’Oréal Paris is honoring one female short film director in the second annual edition of the brand’s signature Lights on Women Award program at the 75th annual Cannes Festival.
The winner will be chosen from the Short Films Competition and La Cinef's selection at Cannes, and will receive up to €20,000 in financial assistance to drive their creativity and empowerment.
The award will be presented by L’Oréal Paris spokesperson and juror, Kate Winslet, at the Jeune Cinéma dinner in Cannes on May 27.
Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president, L’Oréal Paris, said, "Twenty-five years at Cannes is an incredible milestone. Throughout this historic partnership, we have always aimed to bring our brand’s beauty expertise to the forefront of the festival, while also honoring the finest cinematic talent from around the world. This year’s Lights on Women Award will continue to break down barriers and encourage talented female filmmakers to achieve their dreams. As we look ahead to the next 25 years, my hope for the future is that this kind of award won’t even be necessary, as women who make cinema continue to take their rightful place in the industry."