The French actress Mélanie Thierry will be the President of the 2021 Camera d’or that will award a first feature film selected at the Festival de Cannes.
“Nothing is as fragile or as miraculous as a first movie. This testifies to the courage and the faith of all the directors who, after such a long period of seclusion, succeeded in providing with a window on the outside world. It is a huge honor and a wonderful joy for me to be the President of the Caméra d’or Jury. These are trying and uncertain times; the cinema is about all arts the most fitted one to help us understanding them. I hope that we will give this award to a first film which shall stand through the passing of time, a film directed by one of tomorrow’s greatest filmmakers”.
As tradition, she will be surrounded by representatives of the industry (press, industry, filmmakers associations) as well as a guest artist.
For the FICAM (Fédération des industries du Cinéma, de l’Audiovisuel et du Multimédia) : Audrey ABIVEN, CEO of Tri Tracks (post-synchronization for feature films company).
For the AFC (Association française des directeurs de la photographie cinématographique) : Laurent DAILLAND, director of photography.
For the SRF (Société des Réalisateurs de Films) : Romain COGITORE, director, screenwriter
For the SFCC (Syndicat français de la critique de films) : Pierre-Simon GUTMAN, film critic deputy chief edito of L’Avant-Seine Cinéma.
Guest: Eric CARAVACA, actor and director.