The L’Œil d’or Documentary Award was created in 2015 by LaScam (French-speaking authors’society) and the filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli, in collaboration with the Cannes Festival and its General Delegate Thierry Frémaux.
It will be awarded to a documentary screened in one of the Cannes Festival categories (Official Selection, Competition, Un Certain Regard, Hors compétition & Séances de Minuit, Séances Spéciales, Short Films, Cannes Classics, Directors’Fortnight, Semaine de la critique).
LaScam – Société civile des auteurs multimedia – is the French-speaking society for documentary authors. LaScam brings together over 49 000 authors and directors of documentaries, reports and magazines on television, radio and the Web in France, Belgium and French-speaking Canada. It also supports many festivals and conducts important cultural activities (grants, prizes…)