Madonna Presents Gucci Award

Mimi ON Aug 30, 2011 AT 10:27 am

Frida Giannini with Madonna and Loudres

Frida Giannini with Madonna and Loudres

Madonna is set to present the 2011 Gucci Award for Women at a ceremony and private dinner this Friday (2.9.11) for the 68th Venice International Film Festival.

The event, hosted by Frida Giannini, is a new annual award that celebrates outstanding artistic achievements by women in filmmaking and nominees include; directors, actresses, producers, cinematographers, directors of photography, set designers, screenwriters, editors, and costume designers. The winner will be picked by an Advisory Committee led by Venice International Film Festival Director Marco Mueller.

The 2011 Gucci Award for Women in Cinema nominees are:
Caroline Champetier: director of photography, Of Gods and Men
Jessica Chastain: actor, The Tree of Life
Federica Pontremoli: screenwriter, Habemus Papam
Nansun Shi: producer, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Athina Tsangari: director and producer, Attenberg

To celebrate the winner, Gucci are set to make a grant of US$25,000 to the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the name of the recipient.

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