Juries and awards
THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY
The International Competition jury will award
the Cinéma du réel Grand Prix funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information with the support of the Procirep (EUR 8,000)
and the Scam international award funded by the Scam (EUR 5,000).
For about fifteen years, François Caillat has made films halfway between documentary and essay, focusing on absence, traces and oblivion. He has directed several feature-length documentaries for the Arte channel (La Quatrième génération, Cinéma du réel 1997) and for cinema, including Bienvenue à Bataville, 2008, and Une jeunesse amoureuse, due for theatre release in April 2013.
An art history graduate from the École Louvre, Sébastien Lifshitz became the assistant to Bernard Blistène, a curator at the Centre Pompidou. He won the Jean Vigo award in 2006 for his short, Les Corps ouverts. His documentary, La Traversée (2001) was screened at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. At the 2013 Césars, he won the Best Documentary award for Les Invisibles (2011).
Claudine Nougaret is a producer, sound engineer and film director. She was the first woman in France to become sound director for cinema with Eric Rohmer’s The Green Ray (1986). Since 1987, she has shared Raymond Depardon’s life and cinematographic work. She has been sound director on most of his films, including Urgences (1987), La Captive du désert (1989), Délits flagrants (1994), La Vie moderne (2008).
Born in Italian Switzerland in 1950, Luciano Rigolini gained international recognition for his photography work in the 1990s. Since 1995 he has been based in Paris, working for the Arte channel, where he is in charge of auteur documentary. He has produced works by directors such as Chris Marker, Alexander Sokurov, Naomi Kawase, Alain Cavalier and discovered many young talents.
Born in Strasbourg, Charlotte Selb graduated with a Master in Film Studies from Concordia University, Montreal. In 2003, she began working at the RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Film), first as the programming coordinator in 2003 and later as the programming director. She also collaborates with other major cinematographic events in Montreal, such as Vues d’Afrique and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
THE FIRST AND SHORT FILMS JURY
The First and Short films jury will award
the Joris Ivens Award funded by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, the European Foundation Joris Ivens and the organisation Les Amis du Cinéma du réel (EUR 7,500)
and the Short film award funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (EUR 2,500) and sponsored by Vectracom (two digi-Beta tapes with subtitles).
Felice d’Agostino, born in 1978, is a film director, director of photography and editor. He has co-directed all of his work with Arturo Lavorato in their home region, Calabria. Their films have been shown in many festivals (Cinéma du réel 2005 and 2006) and won awards around the world, including the Orrizonti prize at the 68th Mostra de Venezia and Best documentary at the Torino Film Festival in 2005.
Ariane Doublet is a film director and editor. Editing assistant on Marcel Ophuls’ Veillées d’armes (1993), she then worked with directors such as Vincent Dieutre, Philippe Faucon, Pierre Creton… In 1999, she embarked on a long cinematographic project in Normandy with Les Terriens. Sequels followed and were shown Cinéma du réel: Les Sucriers de Colleville (in 2004), La Maison neuve (in 2005), La Pluie et le beau temps (in 2011).
Cinema historian and critic, Fabien Gaffez is artistic director of the Amiens International Film Festival. Since 2009, he is member of the feature films selection committee of the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes festival. He is a regular contributor to the cinema magazine Positif and various cultural journals, and is the author of several books on cinema.
THE FRENCH COMPETITION JURY
The French Competition Jury will award the Institut français Award funded by the Institut français with EUR 7,000 and purchase of rights (EUR 3,000) for broadcasting on IFcinema, the film platform of the Institut français.
Head of programming and exhibition of French films worldwide at the Institut français, Anne-Catherine Louvet has designed many programmes and cycles around major auteurs such as Jean Rouch, Raymond Depardon and Nicolas Philibert. Today, her programming activity has broadened to include fiction, with the retrospective of contemporary filmmakers (Amos Gitaï, Olivier Assayas, Benoit Jacquot…).
Graduate from the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Nina Numankadić has worked since 2002 on many international feature films and film festivals (Sarajevo International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival). She has been managing director of the Doc Alliance Films portal since 2006, living and working in Prague.
Rada Šešiċ is a filmmaker, lecturer, critic and curator, born in Croatia but now living in the Netherlands. She has collaborated closely with a number of film festivals in Europe (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leipzig, Sarajevo) and is artistic director for two festivals: Eastern Neighbours, held in The Hague, and the documentary film festival Doku Art in Bjelovar, Croatia.
THE YOUTH JURY
The Youth Jury will award the Youth Award – Cinéma du réel funded by the Centre Pompidou and supported by Paris City Council (EUR 2,500).
It's made up of five high school pupils
Abouthena Bedja and Gildas Guevel from the Lycée Rodin (Paris XIIIe),
Étienne Dumortier, Julien Foenkinos and Joachim Vu from the Lycée Raspail (Paris IIIe),
accompanied by the filmmaker René Ballesteros.
THE LIBRARIANS' JURY
The Librarians’ Jury will award the Library Award funded by the Direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles, Ministry of Culture and Communication (EUR 2,500).
It's made up of
Sarah Doucet media library of Orléans,
Fadila Ferrah intercommunity media library Maurice Genevoix,
Jean-Paul Gangloff the Strasbourg Museums library,
and the filmmaker Julien Meunier.
LE DÉPARTEMENT DU PILOTAGE DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE LA POLITIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE
will award the Intangible Heritage Award funded (EUR 2,500) by the Département du pilotage de la recherche et de la politique scientifique, Ministry of Culture and Communication.
THE POTEMKINE JURY
For the first time, Potemkine Films joins Cinéma du réel to award its prize to a competing feature filmun. The awarded film will be released on DVD as part of the new documentary series of Potemkine Films.
It's made up of
Xavier de Finance,
and Nicolas Giuliani.
THE FRESNES' PRISONERS JURY
Along with the cultural initiatives carried on by Cinéma du réel in prinson, a jury of Fresnes' prisoners will award its prize to one of the competing short films.
IMAGES EN BIBLIOTHÈQUES
Composed of librarians, the national commission of Images en bibliothèques selects recent documentaries to be diffused in libraries. Partner of Cinéma du réel, this commission chooses with the help of the audiovisual department of the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, films from the competition for an acquisition in the national catalogue.
Managed by the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, this catalogue constitutes an important resource for libraries, programming and proposing documentaries for loan all year long.