Uma, Rosario honoured in Cannes
Published 13/05/2011 | 11:23
Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens were among the names at a star-studded bash to celebrate women in independent film.
Cannes Film Festival judge Uma and actress Rosario were honored for their contributions to indie film. Also lauded were The Piano director Jane Campion and Sleeping Beauty producer, Jessica Brentnall, and a handful of other women.
Rosario said that, although she has been in plenty of mainstream films, she will never forget her indie roots in films like Kids.
"I've been acting since I'm 15, doing independent films and now we have all of these women directors who are being nominated and their films are being shown and put across this audience," she said. "I think it's fair and that's exciting to see that over all these years."
The event was held on the beach across from the celebrity filled Martinez hotel, and was hosted by Calvin Klein Collection and the Independent Filmmakers Project.
Vanessa said she attended because she wanted to show her support for her fellow actresses.
"I think it's really great when somebody gives women an opportunity to come out and stand up for what they are doing, and I'm so excited to be here," she said.