Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma

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Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma
Formation1975
TypeFilm organization
HeadquartersParis, France
Membership
4,509 (as of 11 november 2014)[1]
President
Alain Terzian
Websiteacademie-cinema.org

The Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma (English: Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques) is an organization that gives out the César Award. It was created in 1975, on the initiative of Georges Cravenne.

Board of directors[edit]

The board is made up of 50 members, with an additional 13 selected for their contributions to cinema. They handle admissions, criteria and overall management.[2]

Protests over the structure of the board came to a head in February 2020. An open letter signed by over 400 French directors and actors decried the "opaqueness" of the Board's structure and the lack of democratic governance; members of the Academy do not vote on leadership, unlike similar organizations such as the Motion Picture Academy or the BAFTA.[3] In response, the entire board of directors resigned in the weeks before the 2019/2020 César Award ceremony.[4]

Academy president[edit]

The Academy is led by a president since its creation (Not to be confused with the president of the ceremony).[5]

Les Nuits en Or (Golden Nights)[edit]

Les Nuits en Or (English: Golden Nights) is an annual invitation-only professional programme under the aegis of France's Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma (English: Academy of Cinematic Arts and Techniques), an organization that gives out the César Award. The programme, which was founded in 2007,[6] is presented in partnership with Renault and was created to promote the dissemination of work by film-makers from all over the world who are shaping the cinema of the future, to introduce them to the world of European cultural creation, and to forge closer ties between filmmakers by strengthening co-operation between their national cinema academies. The programme comprises three different aspects: The Panorama, The Tour and The Gala Dinner.[7][8][9][10][11]

The Panorama[edit]

The Panorama comprises a selection by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma of the best short films from around the world. The selection is based on short films that received awards from their countries' national cinema academies during the previous year (e.g. Oscar, César, Goya, BAFTA, etc.). Representing a literal panorama of cinematographic creations from around the world, the films from this programme are presented in various European capital cities by the Académie des César and the respective national cinema academies. Screenings are either held all on the same night or over successive evenings. They are open to the public, free of charge.[12][13][14][15]

The Tour[edit]

This is a tour organized by the Académie des César for the film-makers selected for the Panorama lasting several days and taking in various European capitals where the Panorama screenings are scheduled to take place, giving them the opportunity to attend the public screenings of their films and to meet local film industry professionals. The Tour involves visits to places of historical and cultural significance in each country as well as an introduction to the national cinema academies and industry professionals of those countries and their film funding schemes. Part of the purpose of the Tour is to enable the film-makers to meet potential producers and investors of their first and second feature films. Past cities of the Tour include Brussels, Luxembourg, Madrid, Stockholm, Montreal, Lisbon, Athens, Rome, Vienna and Paris.[16][17][18][19][20][21]

The Gala Dinner[edit]

The Gala Dinner is held at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, the World Heritage Centre, in honour of the film-makers selected to participate in the Panorama. At the event, the film-makers are partnered with leading industry professionals and awarded with golden medallions printed by Monnaie de Paris.[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Repartition des membres dans les différents collèges". Académie des César. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Présentation". Académie des César. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Dryef, Par Zineb (February 14, 2020). "Le monde du cinéma français attaque le fonctionnement des Césars". Le Monde. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Marshall, Alex (February 14, 2020). "Organizers of France's Oscars Resign, 2 Weeks Before Ceremony". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Liste des présidents sur le catalogue des Césars 2012 (document PDF)
  6. ^ "Les Nuits en or : découvrez les meilleurs courts métrages mondiaux de l'année". Premiere.fr. Jun 5, 2015. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-01. Retrieved 2018-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Les Nuits en or". www.afca.asso.fr. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  9. ^ "LES NUITS EN OR 2017". www.cinedevosge.fr. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  10. ^ "Les Nuits en Or - Paris". paris.czechcentres.cz. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "Les Nuits en Or, quand les César se penchent sur le court-métrage". Le Bonbon. Jun 9, 2017. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  12. ^ "Les Nuits en Or - TAP Castille - Cinéma". TAP - Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Künstlerhaus - FREIES KINO - Les Nuits en Or 2016". www.k-haus.at. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  15. ^ Votes, 3 2/5 Sur 22. "LES NUITS EN OR 2017". Cinéma Multiplexe Liberté - Brest. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  16. ^ "Les Nuits en Or 2017, Un tour du Monde en 33 courts". May 17, 2017. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  17. ^ "LES NUITS EN OR 2017 : tour du monde en 33 courts avec de jeunes réalisateurs de talent". Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  18. ^ "5e édition du Panorama des Nuits en Or". Le Bonbon. May 28, 2015. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  19. ^ "Les Nuits en or organise un tour du monde en 33 courts métrages". Le Film Français. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ on, Annie Tanguay (May 24, 2016). "Les Nuits en Or 2016". Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  22. ^ "Major honour in Europe for South African short film". FilmContact.com. Apr 18, 2017. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-29. Retrieved 2018-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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