Femmes de Cinéma Prizes
Les Arcs Film Festival has created two awards to highlight the work of women in cinema: the Sisley - Les Arcs Award for female directors, and the Revelations Award for female film composers. The aim of these awards is twofold: on the one hand, they aim to raise awareness among the media, professionals and the general public of the discrimination still faced by women in the world of cinema, but they are also a simple and effective way of highlighting the work of these talented women.
The Sisley les Arcs FEMME DE CINÉMA Award
Alice Rohrwacher, future holder of the 2O23 Sisley Les Arcs Femmes de Cinéma Award !
Alice Rohrwacher initially started as music composer for the theater, before being drawn to the world of filmmaking, where she started as a documentary editor. In 2011, she directed her first feature film Heavenly Body, which was screened at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes as well as in Sundance. Her second film, The Wonders, competed at Cannes where it received the Grand Prix in 2014. Her third film Happy as Lazzaro was also selected at Cannes where it won the award for Best Screenplay in 2018. In addition to her feature films, she also directed De Djess in 2015, a short film part of the Miu Miu Women’s Tales collection. In 2020, she directed the third and fourth episodes of the second season of the RAI/HBO TV series My Brilliant Friend. In 2021, she presented her documentary Futura at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight section, which she co-directed with Pietro Marcello and Francesco Muzi. Finally, she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film in 2023 with Le Pupille.
Every year since 2013, we have therefore been awarding the Sisley - Les Arcs Femme de cinéma prize.
10 years after the creation of this award, things are certainly changing, but so slowly that we feel it's more necessary than ever to continue this work of raising awareness and putting the spotlight on female filmmakers.
Let's not forget that, on average in Europe in 2022, only one director in 4 will be a woman (for more information on this subject, see the study by Lab Femmes de cinéma).
The 2023 edition will mark the 10th anniversary of the award's creation.
The Female Film Composer Revelation Award
Since 2022, Les Arcs Film Festival, Lab Femmes de Cinéma and Sacem have been awarding the annual "Female Film Composer Revelation” Award, to highlight the talent of a woman composer, a profession in which women are particularly few and far between.
The first winner, Laetitia Pansanel-Garric, scored the soundtrack for the film "Pamfir" by Ukrainian director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk.
The winner receives an endowment from Sacem, and is honored at the next edition of the Sœurs Jumelles film music festival.