Cannes Film Festival Honors Women in Film

05/18/2012 at 11:40 AM EDT

Cannes Film Festival Honors Women in Film
From left: Shailene Woodley, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Ludivine Sagnier, Diane Kruger
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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Actresses from both sides of the pond were honored at an event paying tribute to Women in Film Thursday, as part of the Cannes Film Festival.

Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Shailene Woodley and French actress Ludivine Sagnier were the special guests at the event, held at the private mansion Villa St. George and sponsored by Calvin Klein. Chastain and Woodley danced the night away around a candlelit pool, still on their feet past midnight, according to the Associated Press.

Celebrities including David Schwimmer and Chris Rock also attended the event.

Alec Baldwin, in town with fianceé Hilaria Thomas, was also a major presence at the party, a source tells PEOPLE. The actor, who's show 30 Rock will wrap next season, joked to a party guest, "I'm going to be out of work soon, so I'm making all the friends I can."
– Dana Kennedy

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