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Vulcan Award

Vulcan Award
2014 Cannes Film Festival
The Vulcan Award trophy
Awarded for The work of a technician for his collaboration to the creation of a film
Location Cannes
Country France
Presented by CST
First awarded 2003 (1951)
Official website

The Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist (French: Prix Vulcain de l’Artiste Technicien) is an independent film award created in 2003. It rewards the work of a technician for his collaboration in the creation of a film from the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.[1] It is awarded by a special jury, appointed by the Superior Technical Commission of Image and Sound (French: Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son or CST).


In 1951, the CST created the Technical Grand Prize (French: Grand Prix Technique) of the CST, awarded during the Cannes Film Festival. That prize existed until 2001.
In 2003, Pierre-William Glenn, president of the CST, struggled to once again have a prize awarded to a technician during the Cannes Film Festival. Thus the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist was born as a part of the festival roster and approved by the festival's president Gilles Jacob.[2]

The Trophy

The actual trophy is awarded to the winner in Paris, during a special evening following the festival.[2]
It is inspired by an image from Jean-Luc Godard's movie Le Mépris (Contempt) (1963) and represents a movie camera with analog and numeric elements.[3]

Award winners

Vulcan Award (since 2003)

Year Awarded Artist[4] Work Awarded Film Director
2014 Dick Pope Cinematography Mr. Turner Mike Leigh
2013 Antoine Heberlé Cinematography GriGris Mahamat Saleh Haroun
2012 Charlotte Bruus Christensen Cinematography The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg
2011 José Luis Alcaine Cinematography The Skin I Live In Pedro Almodóvar
2010 Jon Taylor, Bob Beemer Sound mixing Biutiful Alejandro González Iñárritu
2009 Aïtor Berenguer Sound mixing Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Isabel Coixet
2008 Luca Bigazzi, Angelo Raguseo Cinematography and Sound Mixing (respectively) Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino
2007 Janusz Kamiński Cinematography The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel
2006 Stephen Mirrione Editing Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu
2005 Leslie Shatz Sound design Last Days Gus Van Sant
Robert Rodriguez Visual processing Sin City Robert Rodriguez
2004 Eric Gautier Cinematography Clean Olivier Assayas
The Motorcycle Diaries Walter Salles
2003 Tom Stern Cinematography Mystic River Clint Eastwood

Technical Grand Prize (1951-2000)


  1. ^ "Prix de l’artiste technicien – Prix VULCAIN". Récompenses de l'excellence. CST. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Un peu d'histoire". Récompenses de l'excellence. CST. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Le Trophée du Prix Vulcain de l’Artiste Technicien". Récompenses de l'excellence. CST. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Les lauréats". Récompenses de l'excellence. CST. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 


  • Award Winners list on the CST Website(French)

External links

  • Official Website of the CST(French)
  • Cannes Film Festival's Official Website
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