August 29, 2011 – It was announced today that Madonna will present the 2011 Gucci Award for Women in Cinema during a ceremony and private dinner to be hosted by Frida Giannini on Friday, September 2nd at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Madonna is in Venice to present her new film W.E. which she directed and wrote.
The new annual award recognizes an outstanding artistic achievement by a woman in filmmaking. Nominees have been selected from a range of disciplines including director, actor, producer, cinematographer, director of photography, set designer, screenwriter, editor, and costume designer by an Advisory Committee led by Venice International Film Festival Director Marco Mueller.