The festival

The Trophy

La Monnaie de Paris is once again partnering Les Arcs Film Festival to create the trophies for the official competition.

Joaquin Jimenez, creative director of La Monnaie de Paris (he is responsible for the design of the one and two euro coins, as well as numerous commemorative coins), has created the Flèche de Cristal, cast in solid silver and with a slender design. Its sleek, light and crystalline shape is inspired by the snow that covers the Haute Tarentaise, the Arcs massif. A prestigious trophy that defines the identity of the festival and Les Arcs.

Nine other trophies are available for secondary prizes. Each trophy is handcrafted in the Parisian workshops of La Monnaie de Paris at 11 quai de Conti, using a technique inherited from its ancestors: lost wax. Since the museum opened in 2017, visitors have been able to discover the work of the craftsmen, particularly in the foundry where the trophies are made.

Founded in 864, the Monnaie de Paris is France's oldest institution. It provides the public service of minting euros for France and other foreign currencies. For twelve centuries, it has cultivated a fine tradition in metal-related arts and crafts, and as such is a member of the Comité Colbert, which brings together France's luxury goods companies. For 1,150 years, the Monnaie de Paris has been engraving its coins and medals with milestones, great personalities and the emblems of our country and our culture. Long before cinema, photography and printing, coins made it possible to convey images and emotions to as many people as possible. As such, it is a partner of major film events, for which it produces trophies.

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