Cinéma du réel Grand Prize
Funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 5,000) and the Procirep (€ 3,000), and awarded to one feature film from both International and French Selections
La Scam International Award
€ 5,000 funded by La Scam, is awarded to a feature film from the International Selection
Institut Français – Louis Marcorelles Award
€ 5,000 funded by the Institut français and awarded to a mainly French production feature film from both International and French Selections
Short Film Award
Funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 2,500) and awarded to a short film from both International and French Selections
Loridan-Ivens / Cnap award
Funded by Capi Films (€ 2,500) and the Cnap (€ 4,000), is awarded to a first feature film from both International and French Selections
Tënk Short Film Award
Funded by Tënk (500 € and acquisition of SVOD broadcasting rights on the platform Tënk) and awarded to a short film from both International and French Selections
Clarens Prize for Humanist Documentary Filmmaking
Endowed by the Clarens Foundation for Humanism (€5,000) and awarded to a feature film from any of the festival’s categories (competitive or not), the Clarens Prize for Humanist Documentary Filmmaking seeks to champion the cardinal values of mankind in various fields of social and historical experience. As such, it provides a platform for stories that shed light on what humanism means today.
In view of the substantial challenges currently facing mankind, especially in safeguarding the planet and maintaining natural balances, this year’s prize will reflect values advocating for respect and openness to others; championing equality, dignity and solidarity; promoting the diversity of individuals, cultures, and worldviews, in a mutually enriching dynamic; fostering singularity and authenticity against consumerism and the standardization of human existence; supporting the political and social call to break free of unjustified constraints and direct or indirect processes of conditioning and enslavement.
Ciné + Young Jury Award
Funded by Ciné+ and awarded to a feature film from both International and French Selections. It guarantees that the film is bought by the channel for €15,000 and broadcast. This sum will be paid to the distributor on condition that the film is theatrically released on French territory in the two coming years and that the distributor provides in advance a release plan.
Funded by the Direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles of the Ministry of Culture (€ 2,500) and awarded to a film of more than 50 minutes from the International Competition. The awarded film is purchased by the Bibliothèque publique d’information for inclusion in the library’s Catalogue national – Les Yeux Doc
Cultural Intangible Heritage Award
Awarded and funded by the département du Pilotage de la recherche etet de la Politique scientifique de la direction générale des Patrimoines of the Ministry of Culture (€ 2,500) to a film from both International and French Selections
One of the films in the First Window section will receive an Audience award, based on the votes of Internet users who saw the films broadcast on Mediapart. This award is funded by the CNC (€2,000), who buys the rights from the author or the production structure for inclusion in the CNC-Images de la culture catalogue.
Funded by the CNC (€2,000), which signs a contract with the project’s author to buy the rights for its catalogue, CNC-Images de la culture. The award is given to a young graduate who obtained a diploma in 2020 or 2021 and who is working on a first professional film project. The award-winner will be given support to move his or her project forward by the sponsor of the award.