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The objectives of Les Nuits en Or are to promote the European dissemination of work by filmmakers from all over the world who are shaping the cinema of the future, to introduce them to the world of European cultural creation, and to forge closer ties with European filmmakers by strengthening cooperation between their Académies de Cinéma.  


The Panorama 

The Panorama comprises all the short films that received awards from their Académie Nationale de Cinéma during the last year. Representing a literal panorama of cinematographic creations from around the world, this programme will be presented in numerous European capital cities by the Académie des César and the respective Académie Nationale de Cinéma. Screenings are either held all on the same night or over successive evenings. They are open to the public, free of charge.


The Collection

This is a programme of short films selected from the Panorama, consisting of the winner of the César du Meilleur Film de Court Métrage, the winner of the César du Meilleur Film d’Animation (Court Métrage), and a selection of short films chosen by theComité Exploitants Court Métrage de l’Académie from the short films featured in the Panorama. 


The Tour 

For those directors participating in the Panorama, the Académie des César is organising a tour lasting several days and taking in various European capitals where the Panorama screenings are scheduled to take place, giving them the opportunity to attend the public screenings of their films and to meet local film industry professionals.  


The Nuits en Or Gala Dinner

The Académie des César is holding its Dîner de Gala des Nuits en Or at the Maison de l’Unesco in honour of the directors of the short films featured in the Panorama, accompanied by their cinematic godfathers and godmothers.



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For this 2017 edition, the Panorama is hosted by 9 Film Academies across 9 European capitals : Brussels, Luxembourg, Madrid, Stockholm, Lisbon, Athens, Roma, Vienna and Paris.


In Paris, the Panorama will be screened from 13th to 15th June at UGC Odéon.


The Collection will be screened in 24 cinema theatres in France (Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Antony, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Limoges, Nancy, Nantes, Nîmes, Poitiers, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Altkirch, Brest, Dijon, Fougères, Lyon, Paris, Pau et Nice) from 30th May to 3rd June.


This year, the Tour will be held from 5th and 14th June. After Athens and Rome, the filmmakers complete their journey in Paris with the screenings of the Panorama and the meeting with the public.


This Tour is also an opportunity for the Académie des César to interview all these young artists about their film, their vision and their passion for Cinema... These interviews entitled "Paroles d’Or" will be released on our website from the first days of the Tour.

Houda Benyamina, director of the film "Divines", that received the César 2017 for the Best First Feature Film, is the guest of honor for this edition. She will meet on this occasion all the directors of the 2017 Nuits en Or edition.


Finally, the Académie des César organizes the Nuits en Or Gala Dinner at UNESCO on 12th June in honour of the directors. Each of them is accompanied by an artist from the French Film Industry. These actors, actresses and directors are their « godfathers » and « godmothers » for the night.