Since the launch of the Cannes Film Festival, only 82 films directed by women have been honoured by an official selection in competition, compared to 1,645 films directed by men, a ratio of less than five per cent.
Cannes Director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge along with Edouard Waintrop and Charles Tesson, two of Cannes' artistic directors.
This year's Cannes Festival is an incredibly politically charged one in the wake of the Time's Up Movement and string of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations, especially given that the President of the jury this year is Cate Blanchett who is not going quietly.
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Among them, to compile statistics according to gender, especially those regarding the number of films submitted.
"We hope that it will reinforce the realization that the world is not the same anymore", Fremaux said.
They urged other global film festivals to follow suit. He had previously insisted that Cannes should choose its films based purely on quality.
Directed by Julio Hernandez Cordon, the film received warm applauses in its first presentation on Monday, a movie in which most of the actors are not professionals, included the 10-year-old younger daughter of the director, Matilde. The festival retains its black-tie dress code, which is open to interpretation but for the past few years has not been enforced as strictly as in the past.
And only one has won it - Jane Campion for "The Piano" in 1993. The attendees broke into a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for the Hollywood actress after the signing.