Gucci Announces Nominees for the 2nd Annual Gucci Award for Women in Cinema

Madonna, Frida Giannini and the 2011 Women in Cinema Award winner, Jessica Chastain

Our client, Gucci, in collaboration with the 69th Venice International Film Festival, is pleased to announce the nominees for its annual award to recognize an outstanding artistic achievement by a woman in filmmaking: the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema. The second annual Award will be presented on August 31st at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. This same day, Francesco Rosi’s IL CASO MATTEI will see its world restoration premiere thanks to Gucci’s partnership with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation. Rosi’s film has undergone a 4K digital restoration by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with The Film Foundation, Paramount Pictures, and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, and with additional funding from Eni.

Nominees for the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema have been selected from a range of disciplines including director, actor, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, and costume designer by an Advisory Committee led by Venice International Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera.

The nominees are:

– Colleen Atwood: costume designer, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

– Nadine Labaki: director, WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

– Brit Marling: actor, ANOTHER EARTH

– Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: director, SAVING FACE

– Thelma Schoonmaker: editor, HUGO

A jury led by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini will select the final recipient from this group of distinguished women. Giannini is joined on the jury by: actress Zoë Saldana; director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino; Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts; and film journalist, curator and the Venice International Film Festival’s US Programmer Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan.

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