CÉSAR & TECHNIQUES PROJECT
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Filmmaking is a collective endeavour. That is perhaps what best differentiates a cinematographic work from the plethora of other audiovisual objects: there are no great films that were not the culmination of a complex alchemy in which a great variety of persons have given the best of themselves.
The prime role of the Academy is to honour, year after year, all those who have made the greatest films of the year.
Among the many actions undertaken by the Academy, the project César & Techniques is intended to pay special tribute to the technical side of filmmaking.
It is dedicated to those specialities marked out for Cesars: directors of photography, editors, sound engineers, set designers, costume designers, who all bring the film their indispensable and unique know-how; and to the technical specialists capable of understanding and assisting them in the deployment of their talent.
To honour both sides of this technical excellence, the Academy has chosen to spotlight the individuals and companies with the César & Techniques project :
- The party, which honours all the year’s nominees for a Technical Cesar
- The César & Techniques Trophy, awarded to a service provider of the French cinema industry and, since 2015, the César & Techniques Special Prize to highlight the exceptional nature of the activity of a company in the past year.Le - The "Guide César & Techniques" trade directory, along with its digital version, "la Mosaïque"
César & Techniques Party
This party was the occasion for the award of the César&Techniques trophy to the winning company, and all participants will be presented with the Guide César&Techniques trade directory, listing all the technicians eligible for Cesars in 2016.
The digital photographic version of the guide will also be unveiled and placed online during the evening.
César & Techniques Trophy
The César & Techniques Trophy is intended for rewarding each year a company of the technical branch of cinema in France, for its ability to assert an event or a particularly synergistic development strategy with the film sector, or a special contribution to filmmaking (a film, a technological breakthrough ...), during the past year.
The Academy’s Industries and Techniques Committee makes a shortlist among all French technical service companies that have collaborated in at least one of the films eligible for César for Best Film for that year, and who have replied to the call for candidacies sent to them.
The winning company is then elected by all the technicians eligible for the year’s five technical Cesars, by secure electronic vote, supervised by bailiff.
César & Techniques Special Prize
The Technical Industries Committee of the Academy sovereignly chooses among all the companies that filed an application form, the one that will receive the César & Techniques Special Prize to highlight the exceptional nature of its activities during the past year.
The directory and La Mosaïque
The trade directory Le Guide César & Techniques contains the names of all the technicians eligible for one of the five technical Cesars. A valuable survey and tool for making contact, it makes it easy to find the identity of those who are responsible for the direction of photography, set design, costumes, sound, and editing of all French-produced films on cinema release that year.
It is given to all the participants in the soirée, and also made available for download on the Academy website.
The same evening, the digital photo version of the Guide, presenting a kaleidoscope of photographs of those who present in the Guide and who have accepted the principle, is placed on line.
It is integrated in La Mosaïque alongside the digital versions of the previous years, thus constituting a true digital matrix.
The Night of the César & Techniques 2017
The Night of the César & Techniques 2017 organized by the Academy of the César in partnership with Ficam and Groupe Audiens was at The Pavillion Cambon on the 6 of January 2017.
Was invited all the persons eligible for the five Technical César 2017, all the directors of productions et post-productions who are members of the academy and numerous personality of the French film industry.
At the end of the vote done by the 1 049 technicians eligible for the five Technical César 2017 and the 181 directors of productions et post-productions who are members of the academy, it’s the company TAPAGES & NOCTURNES who were given the trophy of César & Techniques 2017. Olivier Binet and Daniel Toni, CEO of the company, were given the trophy from the hands of the president of the « Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma », mister Alain Terzian next to mister Patrick Bézier, CEO of Audiens and mister Didier Diaz, president of Ficam.
TAPAGES & NOCTURNES are specialized in renting and selling of collection equipment, recording and transporting of sound. They worked in 2016 on the films « Bang Gang », « Retour chez ta mère », « Papa et Maman 2 » and many others.
On their side, the Comité Industries Techniques chose to give the Special Prize César &Techniques 2017 to the company DUBBING BROTHERS.
The prize was given at Mathieu Taïeb, CEO of DUBBING BROTHERS , by the president of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, mister Alain Terzian next to mister Patrick Bézier, CEO of Audiens and mister Didier Diaz, president of Ficam.
DUBBING BROTHERS is a company offering dubbing services for more than 20 years. The company offers many infrastructures all over the world (France, USA, Italie, Germany, Belgium, etc.) to create local versions.
The Guide César & Techniques 2017, regroups the director of Costumes, Set, Film Edititng, Photographie and Sound who have contributed in films that are eligible for the César of Best Picture 2017, or in films of French co-production and of original French expression eligible for the César of Best Foreign Picture. It also includes the name of all the societies of technical services companies that collaborated at least on one of those films. The Guide went online during the night of the César & Technique 2017.
The Mosaic of the César & Technique 2017, shows the portraits of all the technicians eligible at the César & technique 2017. The Mosaic was first shown on a screen during the night and then posted on the academy’s website.