Louis Delluc Prize

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Le Prix Louis-Delluc is a French film award. For every year it has been awarded since its creation in 1937, it has been bestowed on the second Thursday of December. The jury is composed of 20 members, made up of a group of film critics and figures who are culturally significant. Gilles Jacob is the president. The meeting is at le Fouquet's restaurant in Champs-Élysées.

The award was created in 1937 in reaction to the decision of the L'Académie française to award its Grand Prix du Cinema to films that were created by French people only. Twenty-four film critics including Maurice Bessy and Marcel Idzkowski established the prize to honor Louis Delluc (1890–1924), the first French journalist to specialize in cinema and founder of the ciné-clubs.[1]


Prix Louis-Delluc[edit]

Prix Louis-Delluc for first film[edit]

Jury on 1937 edition[edit]


  1. ^ Abel, Richard (1993). French Film Theory and Criticism: A History/Anthology, 1907-1939. Volume 2: 1929-1939 (1. Princeton paperback print ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. pp. 262–3. ISBN 978-0691000633.