Prix Jean Vigo

The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. It was founded by French writer Claude Aveline.[1] Since 1960, the award is given to a director of a feature film and to a director of a short film.

Jean Vigo (1905–1934)

The award is usually given to a young director, for his or her independent spirit and stylistic originality.

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Prix Jean Vigo in SpainEdit

The Spanish documentary film Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival 1 presents, for the first time in Spain, the Premio Jean Vigo al mejor director (Jean Vigo Prize to the best director).

The new award aims to strengthen both the spirit which inspired the festival in the first place and its commitment to the work of Jean Vigo. The creation of this prize has been made possible thanks to the close ties between Punto de Vista and the family of the French filmmaker.

Punto de Vista paid tribute to the director of Zero de Conduite on the 2005 centenary of his birth. Luce Vigo, film critic and daughter of Vigo and Elizabeth Lozinska, attended that year. The festival provided an opportunity to look back on Vigo’s entire filmography and also represented the first step in a relationship which has now fructified in the form of this award. The Festival took its name, Punto de Vista (Point of View), as a tribute to Vigo, the first director to refer, back in the 1930s, to a “documented point of view” as a distinctive sign of a form of filmmaking which commits the filmmaker.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Temple, Michael (19 April 2018). Jean Vigo. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719056321. Retrieved 19 April 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Damien Odoul et Pierre-Emmanuel Urcun, prix Jean Vigo 2015". Télérama. 5 June 2015.

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