Cinema has its roots in documentary film. This unique depiction of the world is becoming increasingly popular on the big screen and among the public. It is garnering more critical recognition and becoming more visible at festivals. As such, it deserves to be acknowledged at Cannes.

The ‘L’OEil d’Or’ Documentary Award was created in 2015 by LaScam (The French civil society for multimedia authors), in collaboration with the Cannes Festival and its General Delegate Thierry Frémaux, with the support of the INA (the French national audiovisual Institute). It will be awarded to a documentary screened in one of the Cannes Festival categories (Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Classics, Special Screenings & Out of Competition, Directors’ Fortnight, Semaine de la Critique).

This year, the international jury headed by Gianfranco Rosi, italian director, Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2016, is made up of:
‐ Anne Aghion, french american director
‐ Natacha Regnier, belgian actress
‐ Thierry Garrel, guest curator of the International Documentary Festival DOXA
‐ Amar Labaki, brasilian film critic, founder and director of It’s All True ‐International Documentary Film Festival

The ‘L’OEil d’Or’ and a €5,000 prize will be presented to the creator of the winning film on Saturday 21 May at the Palais des festivals.

En 2015, L’OEil d’Or Prize went to Marcia Tambutti Allende for Allende, mi abuelo Allende. The judging panel of the first‐ever L’OEil d’or documentary film prize was chaired by Rithy Panh and made up of Nicolas Philibert, Irène Jacob, Diana El Jeiroudi and Scott Foundas.

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