One of the most renowned ambassadors of French cinema will be president of the jury for L’Œil d’or 2024, the Cannes Film Festival’s documentary prize.

Nicolas Philibert, a committed filmmaker with a humanist eye, has been filming reality for fifty years. Director of numerous award-winning documentaries (Le Pays des sourds, La Moindre des choses, La Maison de la radio), his work is broadcast and studied around the world. Released in 2002, Être et avoir, a major critical success, was seen by almost two million viewers in France. In 2023, Sur l’Adamant won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. His latest film Averroès & Rosa Parks was released in theaters on March 20, 2024.


Created in 2015 by the Cannes Film Festival and LaScam, L’OEil d’or awards each year a documentary presented in the Festival’s official selections: competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of competition et Midnight Screenings, Special Screenings, Cannes Classics.
Documentary films presented by the Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’Week are also eligible.
The prize is endowed with €5000, paid by LaScam to the winner.

L’Œil d’or 2023 was awarded ex-aequo to the films Les filles d’Olfa by Kaouther Ben Hania and Kadib Abyad (The Mother of All Lies) by Asmae El Moudir.

The jury will award L’Œil d’or – Cannes Documentary Award on Friday May 24 at the Palais des Festivals.

L’Œil d’or 2023 avait été décerné ex-aequo aux films Les filles d’Olfa de Kaouther Ben Hania et Kadib Abyad (La Mère de tous les mensonges) d’Asmae El Moudir.

Le jury remettra L’Œil d’or – Le Prix du documentaire le vendredi 24 mai au Palais des Festivals.