L'Œil d'or

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L'Œil d'or, le prix du documentaire – Cannes
LocationCannes
CountryFrance
Presented byCivil Society of Multimedia Authors
Institut national de l'audiovisuel
Cannes Film Festival
First awarded2015

L'Œil d'or, le prix du documentaire — Cannes ([lœj dɔʁ], "The Golden Eye, The Documentary Prize — Cannes") is a documentary film award created in 2015. It is awarded to the best documentary presented in one of the sections of the Cannes Film Festival (Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight, International Critics' Week and Cannes Classics).[1] Initiated by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (SCAM - Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia) and its President Julie Bertuccelli, the prize is awarded in partnership with the Institut national de l'audiovisuel and with the support of Cannes Film Festival and its General Delegate Thierry Frémaux.[2]

The prize, which consists of 5,000, is presented to the director of the winning film at an official ceremony in Cannes. It was presented for the first time on 23 May 2015 at the Palais des Festivals.[3]

L'Œil d'or winners[edit]

Year Film Director Nationality of director Award
2015[4][5] Beyond My Grandfather Allende Marcia Tambutti Allende Chile, Mexico L'Œil d'or
2016[6] Cinema Novo Eryk Rocha Brazil L'Œil d'or
2017[7] Faces Places Agnès Varda and JR France L'Œil d'or
2018[8] Samouni Road Stefano Savona Italy L'Œil d'or

L'Œil d'or special mentions[edit]

In addition to the winners of L'Œil d'or, some films have received a special mention.

Year Film Director Nationality of director Award
2015[4][5] Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Stig Björkman Sweden Special mention
2016[6] The Cinema Travelers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya India Special mention
2017[7] Makala Emmanuel Gras France Special mention
2018[8] Libre Michel Toesca France Special mention
The Eyes of Orson Welles Mark Cousins United Kingdom Special mention

Juries[edit]

1st Edition - 2015[edit]

2nd Edition - 2016[edit]

3rd Edition - 2017[edit]

4th Edition - 2018[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cannes 2015 : Création d'un prix du documentaire". Canal+.
  2. ^ "Une nouveauté pour cette 68e édition du festival de Cannes !". La Scam.
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: L'Œil d'or récompensera le meilleur documentaire". 20 minutes.
  4. ^ a b "L'Œil d'or, premier prix du documentaire à Cannes, pour "Au-delà d'Allende, mon grand-père"". Télérama.
  5. ^ a b "L'œil d'Or 2015 est attribué à Marcia Tambutti Allende". La Scam.
  6. ^ a b "2016: Cinema Novo wins the Œil d'or for best documentary". Ecran Noir. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Cannes: Agnes Varda's 'Faces Places' Takes Golden Eye Documentary Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Cannes 2018 : « Samouni Road », Oeil d'or du documentaire". Ecran total. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Une nouveauté pour cette 68e édition du festival de Cannes !". La Scam.
  10. ^ "Cannes 2015 : Création d'un prix du documentaire". Canal+.
  11. ^ Eddy Moine (12 April 2016). "Cannes 2016 : The President and Jury of the L'Oeil d'Or Unveiled". Challenges. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  12. ^ "The 2017 Jury". La Scam. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  13. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (20 April 2018). "Emmanuel Finkiel to preside over the Golden Eye jury at Cannes Film Festival". Cineuropa. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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