‘France TV Award for a Short Film,’ ‘YouTube Award,’ and the ‘Young Audience Award’ are among the special prizes to be awarded on June 17; festival runs June 13-18.
Each year, around 10 works from the Annecy International Film Festival Official Selections are selected by juries for the Special Prizes, Partners Prizes, or the Official Awards’ reward. This year’s winners will be presented at the festival on Friday 17.
Here is a line-up of the special prizes and their juries:
France TV Award for a Short Film - This refers to a film acquisition to be broadcast on air that is chosen from the Short Film and Graduation Film categories.
Jury members: Christophe Taudière - France Télévisions Head of the Short Film Division
YouTube Award - The YouTube Award rewards a film in competition in the Short Film and Graduation Film categories.
The winner will receive 10,000 dollars as a financial boost towards a new production.
Jury members: Brigitte lecordier - voice actress; Cyprien - actor, scriptwriter, producer; Julien Borde - Executive Vice President of On Entertainment
CANAL+ Junior Jury Award - This refers to a film acquisition to be broadcast on air that is chosen from the Short Film and Graduation Film categories.
No jury members listed.
Young Audience Award - This prize rewards a film from the Official Selection in the Young Audiences’ category.
Young jury members include: William Djoudi - Evire secondary school; Noémie Deschamps - Les Balmettes secondary school; Gabrielle Priou - Le Muraillon primary school; Alex Gervasoni - Le Muraillon primary school
Best Original Music Award - Supported by the SACEM, in the Short Film and Feature Film categories
Jury: Alex Beaupain – composer, interpreter; Amine Bouhafa – composer
The City of Annecy Award – This prize rewards a short film from the Perspectives category. The jury consists of former students from the ECAL - École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne.
Jury: Mariama Baldé – director; Gabriel Colban – director; Korlei Rochat – director
Festivals Connexion Award - The Festivals Connexion Association is a unique network in France that unites film festivals and events in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Every year, it presents an award at Annecy for a short film.
Jury: Calmin Borel - Executive Director of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; Chloé Le Nôtre - Director of L’Auditorium Seynod – Annecy; Anne-Sophie Rey - Coordinator of the Festival d’un Jour et de L’équipée – La Cartoucherie, Pôle de l'image Animée
André-Martin Award for a French Short Film – The award highlights animation films’ “passionate and unique inventors.” This prize is awarded to a French short film.
Jury: Thomas Fouet – journalist; Jacques Kermabon – journalist; Carolina López Caballero – journalist; Christine Gendre – Head of the Short Films Department – Unifrance; Dominique Seutin – Director, Festival Anima
Annecy 2022 runs June 13-18. More information about the special prizes and their juries is available here.
Source: Annecy Festival 2022