Every year in Cannes, Women In Motion pays tribute to a promising female film director through the Young Talent Award. 

The award is dedicated to celebrating women and advancing gender equality throughout the industry.

Murphy’s award-winning feature directorial debut, 2019 Eliza Scanlen-starrer “Babyteeth,” tells the story of a terminally ill high schooler who falls head over heels for a drug dealer. The critically acclaimed drama landed Murphy a BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Director.

Cannes Film Festival kicked off July 6 and runs through July 17. Just 17 percent of this year’s Competition films are directed by women.