Awards and Juries – 2021 edition

THE FEATURE FILMS JURY AWARDS

The Cinéma du réel Grand Prix
funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 5,000) and supported by the Procirep (€ 3, 000), is awarded to a feature film from the International and French selections.

The Scam International Award
funded by La Scam (€ 5,000), is awarded to a feature film from the International selection.

The Institut Français – Louis Marcorelles Award
funded by the Institut français (€ 5,000), and awarded for more than 30 years to a feature film from the French selection. Through this award, the Institut français supports the extraordinary richness and creativity of Cinéma du réel, a unique event that questions documentary in all its forms and, more broadly, cinema in its relationship to the world.

The Original Music Award (SACEM)
funded by the Sacem (€ 1,000), is awarded to a composer of a feature film from the International and French selections.

The 2021 Feature Films Jury is composed of Rémi Bonhomme (Director of Marrakech Festival and of the Ateliers de l’Atlas), Hassen Ferhani (Filmmaker), Juruna Mallon (Filmmaker and Sound designer), Laetitia Moreau (Filmmaker), Yolande Zauberman (Filmmaker).

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THE SHORT FILMS AND FIRST FILMS JURY AWARDS

The Short Film Award
funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 2,500), is
awarded to a short films from the International and French selections.

The Loridan-Ivens-CNAP Award
funded by CAPI Films (2 500 €) and the CNAP (4 000 €) ) and awarded to a first feature film of more than 50 minutes from the International and French selections.
The Loridan-Ivens-Cnap award was created at the initiative of Marceline Loridan in order to support the emergence of young singular and committed authors, anxious to report on the state of the world through the relevance of their gaze. As a tribute to Joris Ivens, his companion, who was one of its first supporters, this commitment by Marceline Loridan and Capi Films marks their attachment to Cinéma du réel. In 2016, the National Center for Plastic Arts, a public establishment of the Ministry of Culture, wanted to join forces. This award is a continuation of the actions of the Cnap, which each year supports around twenty films engaged in new writings and cinematographic practices under the support mechanism for production houses, “Image/mouvement”.

The Tënk Award
funded by Tënk (€ 500 and acquisition of SVOD broadcasting rights on the platform Tënk), is awarded to a short film from the International and French selections.

The 2021 Short Films and First Films Jury is composed of Fatma Chérif (Filmmaker), Elisabeth Franck-Dumas (Critic), Damien Manivel (Filmmaker), Catherine Millet (Writer), Michael Wahrmann (Producer, Filmmaker).

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THE YOUNG JURY AWARDS

The Young Jury Award – Cinéma du réel
funded by the Ciné+ channel and awarded to a feature film from the International and French selections.
He guarantees the film that it will be purchased by the channel for an amount of € 15,000 and that it will be broadcast on the air. This amount will be paid to the distributor subject to the film being the subject of a commercial theatrical release in France within two years and upon communication of a prior release plan by the distributor.

The 2021 Young Jury is composed of the following students Agathe Arnaud, Pierre Gaudron, Antonius Ghosn, Rose Hirgorom, Antony Labiod, Barbara Perin and Sophie Bredier (Filmmaker).

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THE LIBRARIAN JURY AWARDS

The Library Award
funded by the Direction générale des medias et des industries culturelles, Ministry of Culture (€ 2,500), and awarded to a film of more than 50 minutes from the International selection.
It is accompanied by a proposal to purchase rights by the Bibliothèque publique d’information, allowing the film to enter the National Catalogue – Les Yeux Doc.

The 2021 Library Jury is composed of the librarians Fabrice Ballery, Guénaelle Slanoski, Christophe Thomas and Simone Bitton (Filmmaker).

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THE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE JURY AWARDS

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Award
funded and awarded by the Délégation à l’inspection, la recherche et l’innovation, Direction générale des patrimoines et de l’architecture, Ministry of Culture (€ 2,500) to a film from the International and French selections.
Film is a medium particularly suited to show and understand the practices we inherit in common, and that we strive, sometimes unconsciously, to continue to bring to life and to transmit, what we technically call ICH since the 2003 UNESCO convention on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). In the name of cultural diversity, against the hierarchization of cultures and discriminations, this Convention invites the 180 States Parties that have adopted it and therefore the hundreds of millions of humans living within the framework of these political organizations, to actions to make known, recognize and safeguard these commons, cultural practices which make sense in continuity and creativity.

The 2021 Intangible Cultural Heritage Jury is composed of Valérie Perles, ​ethnologist et curator, ethnology and intangible cultural heritage project manager with the French Ministry of Culture – Damien Mottier, ​anthropologist and filmmaker, lecturer at the université Paris-Nanterre – Thomas Mouzard, ​anthropologist, ethnology and intangible cultural heritage project manager with the French Ministry of Culture.

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OTHER AWARDS

First Window Public Award
One of the films in the First Window section will be awarded a public prize thanks to the votes of Internet users during the screening of the films on Mediapart from Marc 8 to 31, 2021. This prize is endowed by the CNC in the form of a purchase of rights to the author or to the production structure, up to € 2,000 for the CNC-Image de la Culture catalogue.

Route One/Doc Award
This year the festival created the Route One / Doc Award, endowed by the CNC in the form of a contract with the author of the project to the tune of € 2,000, equivalent to a pre-purchase of rights for the CNC-Images of culture catalogue. This prize is awarded to a young graduate who graduated in 2019 or 2020 and who is working on a first professional film project. The winner will also be accompanied in the progress of his work by Régis Sauder, sponsor of the award this year. This prize was subject to a call for applications which closed on February 18. It is awarded by a jury made up of Régis Sauder, Alice Guilbaud, Lev Khvostenko, Eva Markovits, and Guillaume Massart.