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Documentaries Selected for Festival de Cannes 2016

10.05.2016

This year, the documentary film award L'Œil d'or (The Golden Eye) will be presented for the second time to the winner of the documentary competition of Festival de Cannes 2016. The selection will feature 17 documentary films competing for the prestigious award.

Still from The Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham,
one of the films competing for the L'Œil d'or 2016

Since 2015, the Golden Eye award is presented annually to the best documentary featured in one of the sections of the Cannes Film Festival. The prize includes an award of €5,000 for the director of the winning film, who will be honoured at an official ceremony in Cannes. The jury for the second edition of the L’OEil d’ Documentary Award will consist of Anne Aghion, Thierry Garrel, Amir Labaki, Natacha Régnier and Gianfranco Rosi (as its president). Among the selected films is The Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya (India). The project started its successful development at DocEdge in Kolkata, a workshop that provided participants with extensive EDN guidance and tutoring.

EDN Activities in Cannes

During the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, the European Documentary Network will be organizing two activities:


EDN Co-Production Consultations at Marché du Film 2016

EDN will be part of the Doc Corner at Marché du Film in Cannes and provide consultations on documentary co-production opportunities. The two EDN staff members present during the market will be EDN Network & Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel and EDN Film & Media Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen. Individual meetings of 30 minutes duration can be booked onsite. Click here for more details.


EDN Networking Dinner at Cannes/Marché du Film 2016

All EDN members are invited to participate in the EDN Networking dinner in Cannes. Please sign up no later than Wednesday, May 11 at noon. The intention is to have an informal dinner where you can meet other EDN members, network and share a good meal together. Click here for more details.

 

We very much look forward to seeing you in Cannes!


Selection of Documentary Films / Cannes Film Festival

 

Bernadette Lafont et Dieu créa la femme libre | Esther Hoffenberg (France)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Bright Lights : Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds | Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens (USA)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Cinema Novo | Eryk Rocha (Brazil)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Close encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond | Pierre Filmon (France)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Et la femme créa Hollywood | Clara et Julia Kuperberg (France)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Gentleman Rissient | B. Jacquot, G. Seligmann, P. Mérigeau (France)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Gimme Danger | Jim Jarmusch (USA)

SÉANCE DE MINUIT | Official Selection

 

Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Tchad)

Special Screenings | Official Selection

 

L'Exil | Rithy Panh (Cambodge)

Special Screenings | Official Selection

 

L'Ultima Spiaggia (La Dernière plage) | Thanos Anastopoulos & Davide del Degan (Italy)

Special Screenings | Official Selection

 

Les Vies de Thérèse | Sébastien Lifshitz

Directors' Fortnight

 

Midnight Return : The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey | Sally Sussman (USA)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Risk | Laura Poitras (USA)

Directors' Fortnight

 

The Cinema Travelers | Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya (India)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

The Family Whistle | Michele Russo (Italy)

Cannes Classics | Official Selection

 

Voyage à travers le cinéma français | Bertrand Tavernier (France)

AVANT-PREMIÈRE | Cannes Classics

 

Wrong elements | Jonathan Littell (France)
Special Screenings | Official Selection



About L'Œil d'or (The Golden Eye) Documentary Award

The L'Œil d'or was initiated by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (SCAM - Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia) and its President Julie Bertuccelli, the prize is awarded in partnership with the Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA) and with the support of Cannes Film Festival.


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