Claudia Conte awards Anna Fendi and Malika Ayane at the Venice Film Festival with the fifth edition of ‚Women in Cinema Award‘

Claudia Conte awards Anna Fendi and Malika Ayane at the Venice Film Festival with the fifth edition of ‚Women in Cinema Award‘

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Few days before the opening of the 79th Venice Film Festival we meet one of the protagonists, the young and volcanic Italian cultural entrepreneur Claudia Conte. She is an entrepreneur and activist for women’s rights, she is the producer and face of the Women in Cinema Award, an international award with the patronage of the Ministry of Culture that promotes female talent and gender parity in cinema with a particular focus on social issues.

Malika Ayane

The fifth edition of WICA will be held on 6 September at the Excelsior Hotel on the Lido of Venice and is dedicated to the Turkish producer and journalist Cigdem Mater, sentenced to 18 years in prison along with other activists for the 2013 Gezi Park anti-government protests. Together with Cigdem Mater, WiCA wants to remember all the women who at this moment cannot make their voices heard because they are victims of authoritarian regimes or in dramatic conditions. In fact, an award will go to the Ukrainian actress Darya Tregubova to symbolically express solidarity and closeness to all Ukrainian women who have experienced the horror of war since 24 February.

During the fifth edition of Wica, the designer Anna Fendi will be awarded to underline the strong bond that unites cinema with the excellence of Fendi, which over time has collaborated with the greatest directors and costume designers to create memorable internationally successful films. Anna Fendi embodies two of the excellences of the Italian creative industry that represent us in the world: Fashion and Cinema.

Conte will wear a creation of the Maison Fendi for the occasion. She is also waiting for the awarding of Malika Ayane, one of the most loved and esteemed singers of the Italian music scene.

WiCA thanks the partners: Accurate Srl; Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment (Tatatu and ILBE); Associazione Cultura Italiae; Alessio Brocceri Jewerly Designer; ICE – Independent Celebrities Endorsements, JABA. Technical partner: Custo- x Skin Technology; Hollywood

Annalina Grasso
Annalina Grasso
Journalist, blogger, book promoter, social media manager, and art curator. I love writing, art, literature, cinema. I collaborate with Juliet Art Magazine and I manage the cultural magazine 900letterario. I write critical texts for artists. I was born and live in Italy, I like traveling, visiting exhibitions and listening to classical and rock music.