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The César & Techniques Innovation Award 2019

© François Durand - Getty Images pour l'Académie des César 2019
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The César & Techniques Innovation Award is intended to highlight a new product or service marketed and put into operation, contributing to the development of the creation and the quality of the broadcast of cinematographic works, while marking a strong evolution in within the industry.

The voting process

The César & Techniques Innovation Award is awarded by all 112 executives of FICAM member companies.

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The winner

The César & Techniques Innovation Award 2019 has been awarded to TITRAFILM and its Managing Director, Sophie Frilley, and its Manager, David Frilley.
TITRAFILM is a family business that meets the technical and artistic needs of producers, distributors and broadcasters of feature and short films, documentaries and streams. The establishment of MyTitra, an internal and collaborative platform dedicated to subtitling and dubbing professionals, is representative of the dynamism and renewal that has been driving this company since 1933.



Eclair, born in 1907 with the beginnings of cinema, is a leader in the technical film and audiovisual industries and a subsidiary of the Ymagis group, we offer innovative solutions throughout Europe and North America to producers, distributors and distributors. of films and live events, rights holders, cinematographers, advertising agencies, broadcasters, video editors and operators of VOD / SVOD platforms Eclair offers multiple services in the areas of post-production, catering, multilingual & accessibility, processing of different media, mastering, quality control, digital distribution, preservation and routing rooms.

In order to better meet the needs of its customers and partners, Eclair has the power to innovate, invent and anticipate future market directions by all available biases. And it is precisely in order to adapt current content to the world of tomorrow that Eclair has become the first company in Europe and the second in the world to acquire a Samsung Onyx Cinema LED screen, thus making it possible to exploit maximum capabilities of this revolutionary new emissive technology.



Golaem, spin off of Inria located in Rennes and created in 2009, develops two software: Golaem Crowd and Golaem Layout Golaem Crowd allows artists to place, animate, give various behaviors, and customize the appearance of characters. The artist can quickly design a scene, and then refine it.This is the last fundamental step but often very time consuming that we wanted to facilitate with Golaem Layout that allows editing existing simulations without having to restart them. is for Golaem Layout that we are applying for the César & Techniques Innovation Award, as it is the only solution on the market for simulations retouching, which drastically reduces the number of iterations required. This solution not only allows us to retouch our own simulations, but also those from Massive, Houdini, … It is also possible for rapid settlement of Avoid the simulation stage and work directly on movements produced by animators or the capture of movements. The edition, being interactive, allows the live validation of modifications by the supervisor or the director, thus avoiding many simulation iterations. Golaem Layout brings a unique productivity gain without altering the visual quality produced.

Golaem’s software is used by hundreds of customers around the world, for example for the following films: The Sisters Brothers, J. Audiard, 2018 ; Comme des garçons, J. Hallard, 2018 ; Rémi sans famille, A. Blossier, 2018 ; Black Panther, R. Coogler, 2018 ; Casse-Noisette et les Quatre Royaumes, L. Hallström & J. Johnston, 2018 ; Les animaux fantastiques : les crimes de Grindelwald, D. Yates, 2018 ; Au revoir là-haut, A. Dupontel, 2017 ; 120 battements par minute, R. Campillo, 2017. Golaem is the winner of a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award 2018 for his significant contribution to the field of television production, as our solutions are used on dozens of TV series and other TV movies, including the prestigious Game of Thrones series.



Les Fées Spéciales is a studio for the production and production of animated films that accompanies author’s films as well as heritage or scientific projects.”” Les Fées were able to work on the layout, animation and crowds. the technical supervision of Michel Ocelot’s feature film “”Dilili in Paris.”” More recently, the studio has created an hour of animated and interactive content for the renovation of the Musée de Lodève (Hérault). the use and creation of free tools, has an R & D team that creates the necessary tools to meet the growing requirements and needs.To answer the complex issues of manufacturing follow-up, and to compensate for the lack of suitable solutions for small and medium-sized studios, Special Fairies, assisted by the CNC and in partnership with CGWire, have been involved in the creation of Kitsu software. internal and external of any audiovisual project, is free and its development is now shared with other studios (including Unit Image, Creative Cube, You Za Not us, Around Midnight, …).

You can discover and test the Kitsu solution at



TITRAFILM was founded in 1933 in Paris by two brothers, inventors of subtitling, while film films, become talking, had to continue to travel around the world.

Almost a century later, TITRAFILM remains a family-owned company, specializing in audio post-production, international localization (subtitling and dubbing in over 30 languages), accessibility (subtitling for the deaf and hearing impaired and audiodescription for the blind) and in the creation of diffusion elements for the cinema, the TV channels and the digital platforms (Netflix, Google, Itunes ….). Based in Saint Ouen, TITRAFILM has about fifteen recording and mix studios.

Its services meet the technical and artistic needs of producers, distributors and broadcasters of feature films and short films, fiction and animation series and all documentary and stream programs.

The MyTitra platform, highlighted this year for the César and Techniques 2019 Innovation Award, is symbolic of the dynamism that drives this 85-year-old startup every day.