About The VOWSS

SheSays and The Voice of a Woman are launching a global collaboration in Cannes, France during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. We have joined forces to launch an event like no other: The VOWWS.

The VOWSS screens a selection of the best short films – commercials, branded content, dramas, documentaries, art/experimental-films and music-videos – created by women internationally.

Film screenings will be followed by live interviews and panel discussions. The VOWSS closes with an award given for the best work of an individual or team.


Wednesday 21st June
Cinema Les Arcades, Cannes
77 Rue Félix Faure
Cannes, France 06400

Screening, The VOWSS award and talks followed by launch party

Reserve your seat here (please arrive early to guarantee entry):
Eventbrite tickets here

Festival Seminar*
Future Fives: Five New Female Directors’ Showcase
Thursday 22nd June

Live! Stage, Cannes Lions Entertainment

More info here.

*Available to Cannes Lions Festival pass holders only

Thanks to Mr President, Facebook Creative Shop and RISE for being our headline sponsors in and making the festival possible. And to WAVE Studios and Digital Doughnut, who have also given us their generous support.

Thanks also to our wonderful jury, and the SheSays team behind the scenes.


We have hired a beautiful cinema on the middle of town for the event. The Cinema Les Arcades is located at 77, rue Felix-Faure Cannes 06400.

This event is free, but ticketed. Please RSVP here to reserve your seat.
Eventbrite tickets here

This will include the screening, and launch party/networking.

This will be open to all VOWSS attendees, plus guest list.

The Live! Stage is one of the Festival’s Entertainment stages, and appears as an official part of the Festival.  Entry is available to all Lions badge holders.