It was thought that the documentary was a peninsula of film, we have understood that it is a whole continent

Thierry Garrel

Created in 2015 by the Cannes Film Festival and LaScam, L’Œil d’or is awarded each year to a documentary presented in the Festival’s official selections: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings and Special Screenings, Cannes Classics.

Documentary films presented by the Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’Week are also eligible.

The prize is endowed with €5,000, paid by LaScam to the winner.