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In order to make a pre-selection or simply to highlight certain films, certain companies, or certain artists, the Académie des César has brought together specialists in the professions and fields concerned within different committees.

Preselection Committees

SHORT FILM COMMITTEE

It chooses, from among all the short films that have obtained a visa from the CNC between July 1st and June 30th of the year preceding the Ceremony, the films that will compete for the César for Best Short Film.
This Committee is composed of personalities from the short film industry in France who, through their professional activity, watch a significant number of short films.
This Committee is validated each year by the Academy’s Board.

ANIMATION COMMITTEE

It chooses, from among all the animated short films that have obtained a visa from the CNC between July 1st and June 30th of the year preceding the Ceremony, the short films that will compete for the César for Best Animation (Short Film).
This Committee is made up of personalities from the Animation industry in France who, through their professional activity, see a significant number of animated shorts.
This Committee is validated each year by the Academy’s Board.

TECHNICAL INDUSTRIES COMMITTEE

It pre-selects the French technical services companies that will compete for the César & Techniques Trophy or for the Innovation Prize, from among all those that have worked on at least one of the films eligible for the César for Best Film and have responded to the calls for applications that have been sent to all of these companies.
This Committee is validated each year by the Academy’s Board;

Other committees

REVELATIONS COMMITTEE

It proposes, for information purposes only, a list of sixteen actresses and sixteen actors, chosen from among all the performers in French film production released in theatres the year preceding the Ceremony, in order to draw the attention of the members of the Academy to these performers of tomorrow.
This Committee is made up of 11 casting directors active in French film production as well as 3 personalities from the film industry.
This Committee is validated each year by the Academy’s Board.

THE NUITS EN OR CINEMA OPERATORS COMMITTEE

It chooses from among all the short films awarded by film academies around the world, listed by the Académie des César, the 7 to 8 films that will make up the Nuits en Or short program. The two César award-winning short films are automatically included in this selection. The program is screened during exceptional evenings in thirty cities in France in June. This Committee is made up of operators (directors, programmers, etc.) of French cinemas wishing to screen the Nuits en Or short program.
This Committee is validated each year by the Academy’s Board.