PRIZE LIST OF THE 2013 EDITION
Prize list of the 52nd Semaine de la Critique
FEATURE FILM AWARDS
Nespresso Grand Prize for La Semaine de la Critique
Awarded to one of the seven feature films in Competition by a Jury presided by a filmmaker and made up of four international film critics, the Grand Prize is a grant of 10 000 € from Nespresso to the director.
For the third time, Nespresso is supporting the discovery of new talent in cinema by sponsoring the Grand Prize for La Semaine de la Critique that has discovered such illustrious filmmakers as Guillermo del Toro, Gaspar Noé, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Emanuele Crialese or more recently Jeff Nichols and Antonio Méndez Esparza.
France 4 Visionary Award
The France 4 Visionary Award aims to reflect the passion and enthusiasm of cinephiles the world over for new talent in the film industry. It is awarded by a Jury presided by a filmmaker and made up of four young critics. They will select one of the seven feature films in the competition, whose director is often from the same generation. The Visionary Award includes 4 000 € from France 4 to the director.
The SACD supports, via its cultural work funded by copyright, festivals that contribute to the discovery of authors, such as La Semaine de la Critique. It awards the best screenplay prize to one of the seven feature films in Competition. The Jury is made up of filmmakers members of the administration board of the SACD : Laurent Heynemann, Christine Laurent, Arthur Joffé and Jean Marboeuf. The winning screenwriter receives a 4 000 € cash prize.
SHORT FILM AWARDS
The Discovery Award is awarded to one of ten short and mid-length features in competition by a jury presided by a filmmaker and made up of four film industry professionals. Since its creation in 2003, the Discovery Award has revealed a number of promising filmmakers : Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, Jérémy Clapin, Wi Ding Ho, Valery Rosier, the H5 Collective, Guillaume Gouix or more recently Damien Manivel.
For this edition, the Discovery Award is sponsored by the CCAS (Caisse Centrale des Activités Sociales du Personnel des Industries Electrique et Gazière) which is helping young directors through its creative support programme. The CCAS will give the winning filmmaker 8 000 Euros to write his first feature film.
The Canal+ Award is awarded to one of ten short and medium-length features in competition by Pascal Faure and Brigitte Pardo of the Canal+ short film division who then buy the rights to the winning film to broadcast it. Since its creation in 1992, the Canal+ Award has enabled the distribution of short films by, amongst others, Benoit Mariage, Chris Landreth, Bill Plympton, Denis Villeneuve, Daniel Joseph Borgman and Shin Suwon.
The Caméra d’Or
Created in 1978 to contribute to the recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d'Or prize is awarded to the Best first film presented either in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard) or in The Directors' Fortnight and La Semaine de la Critique. The Caméra d'Or prize is handed out during the closing ceremony of the Festival by the president of its jury.
A group of film enthusiasts, members of the association Ceux du Rail (railway workers), attends La Semaine de la Critique screenings and awards the Grand Rail d'Or for Best Feature Film.