Cinéma du réel Grand Prix
Funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 5,000) and the Procirep (€ 3,000), and awarded to a feature film from the Competition
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 the Competition
€ 1,000 funded by La Sacem and awarded to the composer of the original music of a feature film from the Competition
Short Film Award
Funded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 2,500) and awarded to a short film from the Competition
Loridan-Ivens / Cnap award
Funded by Capi Films (€ 2,500) and the Cnap (€ 4,000), is awarded to a first feature film from the Competition
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 the Competition
Clarens Award for Humanist Documentary Filmmaking
Endowed by the Clarens Foundation for Humanism (€5,000) and awarded to a feature film, at least a french premiere, from any of the festival’s categories (competitive or not), the Clarens Award 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 the Competition. 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 Direction générale des patrimoines et de l’architecture of the Ministry of Culture (€ 2,500) to a film from the Competition.
The inmate award has been given since 2013. This partnership was first established with the Fresnes prison, then, since 2017, with the Bois d’Arcy prison.
It was the only prize presented during the film festival with no grant. Eventually, in 2022 the Foundation Monique Desfosse, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, put an end to this anomaly and endowed this prize with a grant (1000€ in 2023). This prize is awarded by a jury consisting of inmates to a short film from the competition.
This prize and this grant are an encouragement, a symbolic and tangible support for the filmmaker as well as a warm breeze and a caring whisper towards the inmate audience. It says : “You too matter, your vision interests us, your reflection is important to us. Documentaries are a wonderful and fertile field where to grow wishes for the future, wishes to open up to the world, wishes of reconciliation with the other, with yourself or perhaps with all of us?”
Ce prix, créé en 2013 avec la Maison d’arrêt de Fresnes puis en 2017 avec la maison d’arrêt de Bois d’Arcy, était le seul de tous les prix remis lors du festival à ne pas être doté. En 2022, la Fondation Monique Desfosse, sous égide de la Fondation de France, met fin à cette anomalie et dote ce prix (1 000 € en 2023), décerné par un jury de détenus à un court métrage issu de la compétition.
Ce prix et cette dotation sont un encouragement, un soutien symbolique et concret à la fois au cinéaste et un souffle chaleureux, un murmure attentionné au public détenu, qui dit: “vous comptez aussi, votre regard nous intéresse, votre réflexion nous importe: les films documentaires sont un formidable terreau pour faire pousser des envies d’après, des envies d’ouverture sur le monde et des envies de réconciliation avec l’autre, avec vous ou peut-être avec nous tous ?”
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 2021 or 2022 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.
During the European Classic Documentary Film Rendez-Vous ParisDOC 2023, Préludes, in association with Micro Climat and Cosmo Digital, is a partner of Cinéma du réel. The Préludes award (a scan and a 4K restoration) is awarded to a first documentary film. This year’s jury consists of Thomas Carillon, founding president of Préludes, filmmaker Claire Simon and Gérald Duchaussoy, head of Cannes Classics and head of programming at the Marché International du Film Classique – Festival Lumière Lyon.