Following Rossy de Palma in 2022, this year French actress Anaïs Demoustier will preside over the Caméra d’Or Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes. The Caméra d’Or goes to one of all the debut feature films presented in Official Selection and in parallel sections.
The emotion of beginnings, youth as a source of inspiration, freshness as a force of conviction: these are the energies celebrated by the Festival de Cannes when awarding its Caméra d’Or, a trophy symbolizing the prime tool of the cinematographic gaze, and by choosing actress Anaïs Demoustier to preside over the Jury.
In 2022, the Caméra d’Or was awarded by the Jury presided by Rossy de Palma to directors Riley Keough and Gina Gammel for their War Pony, to be released in France shortly. And Japanese director Hayakawa Chie received a Mention spéciale (special award) for her film Plan 75. Both films were in the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard.
The Jury will award its Caméra d’Or during the closing ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes on Saturday, May 27.
« Among my greatest joys as a spectator is seeing the debut film of a director who goes on to become a major force. A gesture, the first one, one that forever anchors the necessity of a director and creates a desire to see him or her begin again. As an actress, I’ve been lucky to experience alongside young directors the delicate balance between nervous energy and a desire to see through their first creation. I am very honoured and looking forward to discovering debut films at Cannes this year as President of the Caméra d’or Jury. Promises and surprises from around the world to remind us how important cinema is… »
PRESIDENT OF THE CAMÉRA D’OR JURY
Caméra d’or Jury
As tradition, Anaïs Demoustier will be surrounded by representatives of the industry (press, industry, filmmakers associations) as well as a guest artist.
ANAÏS DEMOUSTIER – PRESIDENT
Director of Photography
For the AFC
Association française des directeurs de la photographie cinématographique
Screenwriter & director
For the SRF
Société des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices de Films
CEO of TITRAFILM
For the FICAM
Fédération des industries du Cinéma, de l’Audiovisuel et du Multimédia
Editor-in-chief of the Fiches du Cinéma et l’Annuel du Cinéma
For the SFCC
Syndicat français de la critique de films
About the Caméra d'or
The Caméra d’or is awarded to the best first feature film presented in the official Selection, in the Semaine de la Critique or in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. It is designed to encourage young creation and it is a catalyst for the career of filmmakers as it offers them a unique, international showcase. Past winners of the Caméra d’Or include Jim Jarmusch, Jafar Panahi, Ildikó Enyedi, Short film and La Cinef Jury President of the 76th Festival de Cannes, or even Steve McQueen and Anthony Chen, both in Official selection this year.
About Anaïs Demoustier
Winner of the 2020 César Award for Best Actress in Nicolas Pariser’s critical and box office hit Alice and the Mayor, Anaïs Demoustier has a rich and varied filmography including Michael Haneke’s Time of the Wolf, screened Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2003, Christophe Honoré’s The Beautiful Person (2008), Rebecca Zlotowski’s Dear Prudence (2010), Robert Guédiguian’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro, selected for Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes (2011), Małgorzata Szumo’s Elles and Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux, for which she returned to the Festival de Cannes Out of Competition in 2012. She performed in Bertrand Tavernier’s The French Minister (2013), Pascale Ferran’s Bird People, selected for Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes in 2014, and Valérie Donzelli’s Marguerite & Julien, selected for the international Competition in 2015. In 2022, she starred in two films Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes: Cédric Jimenez’s November and Quentin Dupieux’s Smoking Causes Coughing. We will see her soon in Katell Quillévéré’s Le temps d’aimer and again under the direction of Quentin Dupieux for his latest film Daaaaaali!.