Louis Delluc Prize

The Louis- Delluc Prize ( Prix Louis- Delluc ) is a national French film award.


The award is named after the French film critic and director Louis Delluc (1890-1924) and was first awarded in 1937 on the initiative of the two journalists Maurice Bessy and Marcel Idzkowski. The Louis- Delluc Prize, often called the " Prix Goncourt winner of the cinema " ( " le prix Goncourt du cinéma " ) refers, is awarded each year on the second Thursday in the month of December to the best French film production for the current year. Since 2000 also debut films from film directors will be awarded separately. The jury is made up of about twenty film critics and famous filmmakers of the French cinema, the annual chairmanship film director and critic Gilles Jacob incumbent, the incumbent president of the Film Festival of Cannes. The advice and the awards ceremony will take place on the Champs -Élysées in Paris always Restaurant Le Fouquet's.

The winning films in the past always combined artistic aspects of filmmaking with the auteur cinema and the taste of the cinema audience. Among the winners are both renowned filmmakers such as Jean -Luc Godard (1987) and Claude Chabrol (2000), as well as, Best before introduction of the category debut, debut directors like Jean -Paul Rappeneau (1965) and Sandrine Veysset (1996). The most awarded director is Alain Resnais, of the Louis Delluc Prize was awarded in 1966, 1993 and 1997. It is followed with two victories Louis Malle (1957 and 1987 ), Michel Deville (1967 and 1988) and Claude Sautet (1969 and 1995).

Multiple in the past, namely 1962, 1987, 1990, 1997 and 2003, the jury could not decide on a winning film. Likewise productions were sporadic selected, which were not commenced by the date of the award ceremony in the French cinema, as happened in 1982 with the appointment of Andrzej Wajda's Danton biopic, which was not published until the following January in France. 1947, 1961, 2002 and 2008, sat down with Nicole Vedres ' Paris in 1900, François Reichenbach's through with my eyes, Nicolas Philibert's being and having and Raymond Depardon New Times documentaries. 1979 has been uniquely selected by Paul Grimaults The King and the bird an animated film for best French film of the year.

Award winners

At the last ceremony on December 14th, 2012 Benoît Jacquot's Farewell, the jury was well, my queen! the preference. The period drama beat out 38 témoins by Lucas Belvaux, Après mai by Olivier Assayas, Camille redouble by Noémie Lvovsky, La disintegration by Philippe Faucon, The taste of Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard, Holy Motors by Leos Carax and love of Michael Haneke.

Best Picture

Best debut